New to CFC?

Our Mission & Vision

We exist to wins souls, make disciples, and build the church!

“We thank God for giving us the privilege to pastor Christian Family Church both in Owatonna and Edina, Minnesota. We love God, we love people, we love what we do, and we hope it shows. If you’re looking for a church family where you can grow in the Word of God, experience life in the Spirit, reach out to others who need the Savior, and enjoy the fellowship of Jesus centered friendships – CFC is the place for you!”

– Pastors Tim and Cherrié Peterson


If this is your first time experiencing Christian Family Church, WELCOME! You will soon hear over and over, that loving God, serving people and sharing Jesus is our passion. This journey begins by building a relationship with God, connecting with others and finding your life’s purpose.

If you’re new to Christian Family Church, we invite you to experience one of our many Life Groups where you’ll connect with like-minded believers, grow in your faith, and make some new friends. We believe God has brought you to Christian Family Church at this time in your life. We can’t wait to meet you.

Service Times:

OWATONNA, MN 55060 ​

Servicio en Español | 10:30 AM
EDINA, MN 55349 ​


CHRISTAIN FAMILY CHURCH has an amazing story of God’s blessings. With history firmly rooted in Owatonna, MN going back to 1981, and a passion to reach more people with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ, Pastors Tim and Cherrié planted eight other churches in southern Minnesota.

As CFC Edina grew, they merged with another congregation, Life Church of Eden Prairie with Pastors Dale and Sandy Sisam, in June 2020. With a strong passion for changing lives and changing the world, CFC knew that this merger would make us better together.

Our Edina campus represents the mosaic of community life in being a multi-cultural community of faith with Sunday services available in both English and Spanish. We are one church with two languages.

One of the keys to the amazing story at Christian Family Church is the UNITED TEAM of volunteers who have discovered their spiritual gifts and are using them for God’s kingdom and glory. CFC is simply an amazing place where people are free to love, serve, and grow.

We are carrying out our mission by creating an opportunity for each individual to encounter God’s presence through praise and worship, and providing challenging, scripture-filled messages, opportunities to serve for the entire family, and being spirit-led in our mission outreaches.

What to Expect


Loving God, serving people and sharing Jesus is our passion. Any of our worship services are ideal for anyone to discover what church is about. Here’s what you’ll find at Christian Family Church:

1. Inspiring Worship: Our worship is lively and contemporary, yet holy and reverent, allowing you to worship God in a meaningful way.

2. Relevant Teaching: We teach the principles of God from the Holy Bible in a clear and fresh way that is easy to understand for practical daily living. At Christian Family Church, we always teach the Bible and proclaim Jesus.

3. Serving Opportunities: Following Jesus is following him on his mission to change the world. We’re committed to helping people grow in their faith by serving people in Jesus’ name.

4. Life-giving Relationships. From the moment you walk through the doors on your first visit, you’ll discover friendly people, potential life-long friendships, and a multiplicity of Life Groups that make everyone feel special and loved. This is what we’re committed to do.

    Our Beliefs & Values

    At CFC, our aim is to honor God in every arena of our lives. Our beliefs and values are firmly rooted in the holy scriptures and our goal is to help people discover a real God through these timeless beliefs and values.

    The Eternal God

    We believe that there is One God revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit ultimately and eternally manifest and visible in the person of Jesus Christ and to love Him with all your heart, soul, mind and strength is the greatest of all commandments.
    Scriptures: Mark 12:28-33; Colossians 1:15; I Timothy 3:1

    The Bible’s Authority

    We believe the Bible was inspired by God and is our supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
    Scriptures: II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 3:16-17

    God’s Salvation Plan

    We believe that all persons are sinners by nature and by choice, and that God freely offers salvation to all who obey the gospel.
    Scriptures: Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; II Thessalonians 1:8-9

    The Church

    We believe that the Church was God’s idea, founded by Jesus Christ, and is to be a significant part of every believer’s lifestyle.
    Scriptures: Matthew 16:18; Hebrews 10:25

    Miracles, Signs, and Wonders 

    We believe in the present day supernatural ministry of the Holy Spirit. ​
    Scriptures: Acts 2:16-18; I Cor. 12:1-11; Heb. 13:8

    Issues of Conscience

    We believe that each and every individual is responsible to God for their own practices of faith and matters of conscience while at the same time respecting the same of their brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus though perhaps differing from our own.
    Scriptures: Philippians 2:12; Romans 14:1 (The Living Bible)​

    The Resurrection
    and Eternal Judgment

    We believe in the resurrection of the saved and the unsaved. The first resurrection includes those who have lived for Christ. The second resurrection will occur 1,000 years later for all who have not lived for Christ. The saved will be resurrected to eternal life and the unsaved to eternal damnation.
    Scriptures: Daniel 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 15:20-24; 35-57; 1 Thessalonians 4:9-18; Revelation 20:6-15


    Frequently Asked Questions

    If I visit, will I be singled out?

    Warm and friendly people will greet you as you walk through the doors of CFC, but we promise not to embarrass you. Our hospitality team has a special gift for you as our way of saying thank you for visiting CFC. In our services, for example, we won’t ask you to stand, say anything, or otherwise be made to feel uncomfortable. Find a seat, experience a friendly atmosphere, and enjoy the service.

    What are your weekend services like?

    Each weekend at Christian Family Church you’ll find a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with exciting, contemporary worship music and a practical, relevant teaching to help you growth in your faith. We encourage you to sing and participate in a way that makes you feel comfortable.

    What should I wear?

    Come as you are. We are interested in you – not how you dress. Many in our congregation wear jeans, some dress up a bit more, but overall we are casual in our dress.

    How long are your services?

    Our Sunday morning worship services are usually 70 minutes. About 20 minutes is given to worshipping God in song, followed by announcements, a teaching from the Bible, communion, receiving the morning’s tithes and offerings and, at the conclusion of the service, prayer teams will be available at the altar should you need personal prayer.

    What about my children?

    The safety, concern, and spiritual growth of your children is our main priority for children’s ministry. We provide child-care during all of our services with qualified teachers, and a safe and secure children’s check in system. Nursery through age 3 meet weekly during the entire service, while 1st—6th graders attend Children’s Church and 7th—12 graders attend Teen Church following worship. We dismiss children to their classes after the singing portion of our worship service. One of our team members will help you find your child’s class.

    Do families ever sit together?

    Quarterly we have a family service on the 5th Sunday. Children’s church (1—6th grades), and Teen Church (7—12 grades) join their parents during the entire adult service, beginning to end. Children’s classes are available for age 0 – Kindergarten during the entire adult service.

    At our Edina Campus, our Spanish and English congregations come together for this combined service.

    Will I be asked to give money?

    No. We do not harass people for money and we would certainly not ask a guest to contribute financially. Any offerings you may give are completely your decision. If you would like to donate, you may do so on our giving page.

    How do I fit in?

    We will provide you with the opportunities and resources to grow in your faith and understanding of God’s plan for your life. To learn more about Christian Family Church, we recommend that you attend one of our Life Groups that meet weekly or every other week. You can become as involved as you choose. Our focus is becoming a life-giving church where everyone can find their place.


    Will I be contacted or placed on a mailing list?

    The pastor customarily contacts any first-time guests to thank them for attending, should you choose to fill out a connect card in the service. The connect card asks for your contact information and any prayer needs you may have. If you choose to fill it out you will be contacted. The connect card is also our way to pray for you by name. Any information you give us via the children’s ministry or by check/credit card giving you will be placed on our mailing list to inform you of upcoming events.

    Is it easy to unsubscribe from your mailing list?

    Absolutely! We follow very close to the CANSPAM Act of 2003.  Unsubscribe by replying with the text, “Please remove me from your mailing list.” You may also call the church office, and we’ll be happy to unsubscribe you from our email list.

    If you receive any SMS (text messaging), you may unsubscribe by texting the word, “STOP”. Our text messages come from Church Alerts at the number 874-47. You may also text HELP for more options or STOP to cancel.

    If you would like to unsubscribe from our “standard postal” mailing list, simply us email using our contact page.