Pastor Tom

Thanks for exploring Abounding Joy's website. I'm glad you're interested in learning more about our church and how we are participating in God’s urgent mission of bringing help, healing, and joy to people in our community and around the world.

Abounding Joy was born in the summer of 2010. I began serving as the Pastor here in January of 2011. We are made up of people of all ages and many backgrounds, who hail from the St. Cloud area and from other communities throughout central Minnesota.

Abounding Joy is a part of both the LCMC (Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ) and the NALC (North American Lutheran Church). These associations help us to network with other believers in our country and around the world in our mission of spreading the love of Jesus to all people.

Abounding Joy is built on the core message of the Bible which announces that the God who created us, and saw us fall away from Him, has chosen to reconcile Himself to us through the saving life, death, and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ. The Good News that sets us free is that we are made right with God, by His grace, through His gift of faith in Jesus. Abounding Joy is all about Biblical teaching and preaching, and reaching out to others with help and healing -- all done with a spirit of fun, creativity, and joy.

I invite you to discover the warm and genuine community of faith that is Abounding Joy. All are welcome here as we come together to be transformed by God's forgiving grace for all in Jesus Christ, and then are sent out into our world as God’s merciful servants!

Pastor Tom