Our Story

Our Story: Transformed by the Gospel

2019 Our Story

God's redeeming love has made us people of hope.

With Jesus Christ as our foundation for life, we have an eternal hope that changes how we live now. As we look to the cross, we're reminded that the love of our Redeemer defines our story and transforms our lives. Even if we feel forsaken, we can trust God because he can turn the stories of our lives around. In fact, he is doing extraordinary things in our everyday lives. That's why the people of God can keep getting up in a world of people giving up. The gospel changes everything.

Our story is anchored in God's Word.

Berean began in 1963 with thirteen families meeting in homes for Bible study. At that time Burnsville's population was approaching 3,000. Over time Berean grew out of peoples’ homes and into a small chapel house. Now, through God's provision of grace and protection, Berean has become one church with three campuses.

Today, over 3,000 people gather for worship at our campuses each week. Together we look forward to what the Lord will do in the coming years in and through our faith family, as we gather for worship, grow in God's Word, give to the work, and go into the world.

Why the name Berean?

In 1963 our founders chose the name Berean from Acts 17:11. The Bible passage describes the Bereans as being noble and that “they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily…” We want to be like the Bereans, eagerly studying the Bible together.

What is a faith family?

We refer to the body of believers at Berean as our faith family. As part of God's family, we gladly join in prayer, giving and service with the common purpose of seeing our lives, our community, and our world transformed by the power of the gospel.

What is a Faith Family Celebration?

Each quarter our entire faith family gathers at the Burnsville Campus Worship Center to celebrate what God is doing in the life of Berean. We share testimonies and ministry updates, and witness baptisms and child dedications. It’s an exciting night of fun, worship, praise, and celebration.