The Autumn Ridge Campus
In 1857 a group of pioneers started a church in Rochester to worship God and offer this relationship to others. In 2002 this same congregation chose to invest in a facility adequate to serve the needs of thousands who wait to meet Jesus Christ personally, experience his forgiveness, and learn to live for him.
The Autumn Ridge property comprises 60 acres, 6.82 of which are designated a seasonal wetland preserve. Together with a system of retention ponds to manage runoff from paved surfaces, these water features will create and sustain the diverse natural ecology of this notable site. An ancient prairie that once was the domain of herds of bison, the property remains a seasonal home for migratory shorebirds as well as hundreds of species of wildlife and plants.
The Autumn Ridge Church building is not for us. May God let us see neighbors, co-workers and strangers through his eyes. The building was designed and built for them. Its purpose is to reach people with the message that Jesus Christ died to pay for their sins so each can know God personally. This is an ancient story. It is the Autumn Ridge Church story. This is the end of the beginning.