By the grace of God, Emmaus Road Reformed Church began as a church plant, sent out from Redeemer Reformed Church (Golden Valley, MN) in 2011.
We started gathering together in a Bible study and then began meeting for corporate Worship Services in October 2011 at Eden Lake Elementary in Eden Prairie. After meeting together for two years, we formally organized as a church with our own Elders and Deacons in 2013. In the fall of 2019, the Lord provided a church building for us to rent in Minnetonka. And finally, in the fall of 2023, we moved into a new church home in Edina. We pray that we will continue to be faithful, teaching the whole counsel of God, preaching the gospel, growing as a family of God, and being a blessing to the community for many years to come.
Our Name: Emmaus Road
The name “Emmaus Road Reformed Church” was chosen early on in our days as a church plant to help us always point to the gospel of Jesus Christ. It was there, along the Road to Emmaus on the day of His resurrection from the dead, that Jesus appeared to his disciples (Luke 24:13–35) and interpreted all of the Scriptures.
“That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them… And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” (Luke 24:13–15 & 27)
Only a few days earlier, Jesus had died on the cross for all our sins as our substitute. And there he was with the disciples on Emmaus Road, having bodily risen from the dead to defeat sin, death, and hell. And His gospel—the good news of the life, death, resurrection, ascension, session (reign), and return of Christ is what gives us joy to live the Christian life with hope, courage, and confidence in Jesus. We rest in the finished work of Christ for us in loving sinners and accomplishing our redemption.
Turning Our Eyes Upon Jesus
As a church, we want to turn our eyes, hearts, and minds to Jesus and see that it is by faith in Christ we have forgiveness of sins, everlasting righteousness, and salvation freely given by God, merely of grace, only for the sake of Christ’s merits (Heidelberg Catechism Lord’s Day 21, Ephesians 2:7-9, Romans 3:24-25, Galatians 2:16).
We give thanks to God for his grace to Emmaus Road over the years, and we trust in Christ to continue to build his church as he has promised (Matthew 16:18). Our hope and prayer is that many nations will come to know Jesus Christ by faith and live as his disciples (John 17:3; Matthew 28:18-20; Revelation 5:9).
At Emmaus Road, we want to love one another and love our neighbor as we love and worship the risen Lord Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God.