Drew Bakken, Senior Pastor & Michelle Ruen, Associate Pastor
Lutheran Church of the Cross (LCC) is an ELCA congregation in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes Area, with a membership of 1,570 and an average weekly worship attendance of 420. Sunday worship is a traditional service with a strong foundation of musical gifts.
During the school year (September through May), Wednesday evening features a more contemporary teaching-based service with a worship band, followed by programs for youth and adults.
You will find LCC to be a church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person -- questions, complexities and all! Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world. We welcome all people into discipleship with Jesus Christ.
Our mission: God calls Lutheran Church of the Cross to welcome all people into discipleship with Jesus Christ through Prayer, Scripture Reading, Worship, Service in Christ's Name, Stewardship, and Hospitality.
Our theme for 2023 is "See, I am making all things new."