Cross of Glory Lutheran Church   ELCA
5929 Brooklyn Boulevard                     Phone: 763-533-8602
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429


Church isn't a's the people! While parts of our life together take place in a building, God's love also calls us outside our church's walls. To that end, while we gather in the church building for worship, fellowship, and study, we also are called to share God's love outside its walls, exploring what it means to be neighbors in the vibrant Brooklyn Center community. We are the church together, and all of us have gifts to share!

Education & Faith Formation 

Table Talks - Around a big wooden table in Wittenberg, Germany, Martin Luther and his friends would gather for lively discussions about faith in everyday life. We do the same at “Table Talks,” our monthly Adult Ed gathering that takes place on the 4th Sunday of the month.

Bible Study - All are welcome to gather for our weekly Bible Study on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am (currently on Zoom), where we gather to explore the texts for the upcoming Sunday. 

Dorothee Soelle Reading Group - Learn more about German writer, poet, mystic, and liberation theologian Dorothee Soelle, and join us as we're unsettled by her work on the meaning and significance of the life of faith.

Teams & Committees

The CEAP Quilters, Prayer Chain, Softball Team (co-ed), Golf League (men’s), Justice for All, Building & Grounds, Stewardship & Finance, Worship/Music/Arts, Youth & Children, Women of the ELCA (WELCA), 50s+ Ministry, Tech Team.


Senior Choir, Worship Team, Handbells, Assisting Minister, Communion Assistant, Reader, Greeter, Usher, Sunday Treats, Tech Team.

Other Ministries 

Faith Practices + Neighboring Practices - Funded by a grant through the Minneapolis Area Synod and grounded in scripture, Lutheran theology, and the tools of faith-based community organizing, Cross of Glory is embarking on a two-year learning journey to explore the intersection of faith and neighboring, trusting that "Jesus has taken on flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood!" (John 1:4, MSG).

Wildfire - Cross of Glory is part of Wildfire, a group of 8 ELCA churches in the NW metro area that join together for shared ministry. Learn more about Wildfire here.

Tutoring at Progeny Academy - Progeny Academy, a public charter middle school located in Cross of Glory’s building. Cross of Glory members are invited to work with a student for 1:1 tutoring and homework help. Learn more about Progeny here.

Community Gardening - All Brooklyn Center community members are welcome to garden in the community garden plots located in the back of the church building (Admiral St. and Ewing St.)