We Love Rochester, MN

Everybody should have the opportunity to hear the Gospel, whether in a different country or living right next door.

As we work together, we can significantly impact this city by loving our neighbors.

Our church aims to provide tangible ways and resources for you and your family to do just that.

Our Philosophy

Because of the work and recognition of Mayo Clinic, Rochester is a small city with a global impact.

Millions of people come here each year to receive world-class medical training or help in their most fragile states.

By focusing attention on the Rochester community, our efforts extend to the nations without ever leaving the city.

As we realized this bigger community picture, we decided to tap into the research our city has done regarding the needs of those who live here. That intentional study pointed us toward certain needs in our community that we can help meet.

Our strategy is to equip our congregation to meet those needs through the projects, events, and partners we support.

Local Outreach

Community Events

No matter your stage in life, there is a team for you (and plenty of ways to get involved). Whether you want to serve ongoing or at a specific outreach event, here are some ways you can get engaged:

  • Lead A Team - we host various outreach events and projects for our local families to enjoy such as Ridgefest, ARC 1:8, and the Kingdom Garden. If you are interested in volunteering with one of those teams, please contact us.
  • Love Is The Agenda - every Fall, we host our annual Missions Festival called “Love is the Agenda.” If you’d like to help us host missionaries, organize logistical details for our guests, volunteer with Big Boxes or Angel Tree, please contact us.
  • Buy One More - you don’t need a fundraiser or drive to support your local school. By clicking the link here, you can see a list of current needs for schools in your area. Then, when you go to buy a backpack or school supplies for your kids, “buy one more” and donate it to your local school!
  • Serve with a local partner - we have many opportunities to serve with one of our local partners. To find out more, click on the links below.
Local Outreach
Local Outreach
Local Outreach

Local Partners in Rochester

Autumn Ridge has the joy of partnering with a variety of local organizations.

We engage with these local partners strategically, in alignment with our Missional Directive Statement, via finances, prayer, or other operational support.

Our partners do amazing work meeting the needs of our community. Some of them are:

  • Hope Hub
  • The Landing
  • MN Adult & Teen Challenge
  • Network for Life
  • New Life Family Services
  • Next Chapter Ministries
  • Rochester Public Schools
  • Serenity House Network
  • Together for Good