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About The CORE


The CORE exists to transform lives for Christ through faith that is real, relevant, and relational.



  • We deal with life’s issues through the lens of God’s Word.
  • We come face to face with sin and the havoc it creates in our lives.
  • We celebrate the forgiving undeserved love of God and how that changes our lives.
  • Our environments encourage a growing Christian community marked by genuine care for each other and ongoing spiritual growth.


  • Worship includes familiar, Christ-centered, modern music and topical sermons.
  • We work to be students of the culture.


  • Connecting people in a lifelong personal relationship with their Savior through God’s Word is our goal.
  • Small group studies encourage Christian fellowship and accountability.
  • We are passionate about lifestyle witnessing - as St. Francis of Assisi said “Preach the Gospel at all times, use words when necessary.”

What’s in a name?

You may be asking yourself, “What kind of a name is ‘The CORE’ for a church?” The whole idea behind The CORE is quite simply that Jesus is at the core of everything we are about as a church and we are here to help you strengthen your most important core, your spiritual core, so that Jesus is the core of everything you are about as well.

Where we’ve been

The CORE was started as a downtown campus of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Freedom, WI. Like St. Peter, The CORE is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. The purpose of the new congregation is to have a church that, without compromising our beliefs, removes all barriers possible to reaching people outside the church.