What to Expect

We want you to enjoy your time with us so here are a few tips to help you know what to expect when you attend a sunday service at CANVAS.

Our Sunday services are casual and welcoming. You can wear a suit and tie but most people, including our pastors will be in jeans. Our services are creative and energetic with live worship music and practical biblical teaching.  Everything we do is designed to inspire you to either begin or deepen your relationship with God.

Northfield: – Sunday Mornings at 9:00 & 10:45am| Northfield High School – 1400 Division Street
Mankato: – Sunday Mornings at 10:00am | Mankato Campus – 101 Pauley Way

Guest Services is the place where you can ask questions and get any information you may need. We would love to get to know you. And feel free to grab a free cup of coffee at our cafe.

We provide fun, safe, exciting, age appropriate experiences for your children. Children, birth to 5th grade are welcomed at CANVAS Kids. During the worship experience, they will learn God’s truth at levels appropriate for their age.

There is also space in our cafe for parents and nursing mothers. If your child is with you in service and is becoming too active or fussy – for the courtesy of those seated around you – we kindly ask that you take advantage of these options.

Who We Are – CANVAS is a local life-giving church.

We are a church who believes that the Bible is unchanged and true, that the God who made all of creation created each one of us for His great plan and purpose and that Jesus Christ, His only Son, is the Only One who saves. We exist to see people’s lives change when they encounter Christ. And we desire that everyone at CANVAS find their place, deepen their faith, discover their purpose, and make a difference.

Jeff Wendt

Lead Pastor

Tiffany Wendt

Women's Ministry Director

Lauren Cosgrove

Connections Director

Jennifer Quinell

Kid's Director

Jed McGuire

Youth Director

Chris Lambert

Wholeness Ministries Director

Matt Sims

Mankato Campus Pastor

Our Beliefs

We believe the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.

We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy. The Lord Jesus Christ is both God and man and is the only one who can reconcile us to God. Each time we partake of communion we remember Jesus lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.

We believe sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives. In order to receive forgiveness we must repent of our sins, believe in Jesus Christ and submit to His will for our lives. God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live made new in Him. In order to live the holy, fruitful, and power-filled lives God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water, set our mind on Him and His purpose, and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.

We believe God has individually equipped us and corporately gathered us as His living body so that we can successfully achieve His purposes for our lives, which is to worship God, strengthen the Church, and share the Gospel with the community in which we live.

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised and will rule and reign on this earth. History will conclude as the wicked are judged and the righteous enter a new heaven and a new earth.

CLICK HERE for a detailed list of our beliefs.

Next Steps

Next Steps is designed to help you understand the culture of Canvas. As we explore the culture of Canvas, you will hear a lot about one of our core values, and that is Connection. We believe that Connection is KEY to the growth of any believer. Through these classes we will attempt to help you grow in understanding of how to connect daily with Jesus Christ, and with one another through groups and serving.


Understand why we do what we do on a Sunday morning, as well as gain practical tools for you to grow in your faith.


Understand how to connect at Canvas through groups, and why Canvas considers groups to be vital to the spiritual growth of a believer


Understand how God has uniquely wired and gifted you and how you can use those gifts and talents to build his kingdom here at Canvas and beyond.


Understand the culture of serving at canvas and discover the multiple opportunities to connect through serving. This is an opportunity to plug in to any teams or groups you wish to be a part of.