About Us

Who we are, where we've been, and where we're going

Who we are

Embrace is a 15-year-old church with campuses and network churches in South Dakota, Minnesota and online, and we're not done growing yet! But so much more than that, we're seeing amazing stories of life change as people come to know Jesus and have a relationship with him.

Our hope is that you would get connected to life-giving community, use your talents to be the hands and feet of Jesus through service, and grow deeper in your walk with the Lord. Above all, we want to see God's name glorified, not ours. We're the first to admit that we're far from perfect — we're real people with real problems, in need of Jesus. No matter who you are or where you come from, you'll fit right in.

Where we've been

On September 4th, 2006, a group of 32 people got together for a worship service. Sioux Falls, South Dakota has many churches, but there was a growing interest for a new kind of church as the city grew. Honestly, we had no clue what the future held (or what we were doing!) after that first service in September, but we sensed God asking us to follow Him.

That group would end up becoming what is now Embrace Church. Shortly after those 32 people met, small groups started meeting in homes around town and we gathered for worship once a month, seeing new faces each time. We've moved buildings, added staff and created a Facebook page since then, but we've always had the same vision: to reach the next person for Jesus.

Where we're going

Embrace is continuing to grow and change as a church — adding service times, expanding campuses, and hosting city-wide events — but what will never change is our commitment to doing everything we can to reach the next person for Jesus.