Welcome to Our Family

What to Expect
Beautiful Savior, like a growing number of churches across the country, has two worship centers on our campus. We call them “ministry centers.” Having more than one place to "do ministry" helps us provide more options for people to worship, learn, serve others, and connect with each other.  Click on the photo below for a short video tour of our campus. 

Worship Life

We offer weekly worship opportunities at both our ministry centers. Each location has its own atmosphere and style, but even at the main sanctuary itself worshipers find several options to choose from…

Contemporary Worship Options

Come as you are to the Wayman Still Ministry Center expecting a relaxed worship atmosphere, music led by a worship band, solo artist, or anything in between, and a family-friendly fellow worshippers. Services are held on Sundays at 10:30am.  Worship is held in the casual atmosphere of our multi-purpose activities center. Families are encouraged to worship together. After worship you will find people chatting with old and new friends and sipping coffee in t
he gathering area located in the fellowship hall.

If you enjoy the feel of a traditional sanctuary, but appreciate more contemporary worship, then you may want to join the 4:30pm Saturday evening worship experience in our main sanctuary. Come as you are; casual attire is fine.

Looking for more traditional worship?

Then you might want to try the services at 8:00am or 10:30am on Sundays in the main sanctuary.  Surrounded by beautiful décor, these services are more traditional and liturgical, often involving organ accompaniment and a choir, but sometimes bringing in more contemporary sounds of worship.  


Worship in the main sanctuary is also family friendly. Families are encouraged to worship with their children. There are "activity bags" in the narthex to help keep youngsters quietly occupied during the worship service while sitting with you in the sanctuary. 

We have an unstaffed nursery, so parents staying with children can see and hear what’s going on in worship.

Fellowship Opportunities on Worship Days
Stay after service and you'll find friendly people, coffee, and donuts in the Fellowship Hall. 

Saturday Evening & Sunday Morning Education Hour

Besides worship you’ll find opportunities to look deeper into God’s Word on Sundays at both of Beautiful Savior’s ministry centers. During the school year drop in on a teen & adult class or try out our 4:30pm Saturday evening or 9:15am Sunday morning Bible study in the Fellowship Hall. For kids and teens, we offer Sunday School classes for children ages 3 through early elementary grades. Feel free to join a class at anytime. Topics for adult classes vary, but you’ll find people at the ministry center who can help you find out more about current classes.

Community Life
In general you will find Beautiful Savior to be a warm community of people with a heart for serving. Staff members are down-to-earth and ready to help in any way they can. And generosity and sincerity are encouraged throughout our church family. We believe strongly that every person brings unique gifts, passions, and experiences that make our community more complete. So we encourage each other to use the talents God has given to make an impact in the lives of others.


We also believe that relationships are essential for living and growing in Christ. As members of a large family of faith, we encourage and challenge one another. We support each other in times of need and hold each other accountable. We serve together. "Joys shared are doubled; sorrows shared are halved." So says an old proverb. We enjoy relationships best in smaller gatherings, what we call LifeGroups. In these small groups, we enjoy community; we grow, learn, and care; and we use our gifts in service to the world.

Impacting the World
Service and generosity in all of life is an important emphasis for our church family. Far from being a 'club,' Beautiful Savior is a community on a mission to share the love of God with the world. While we organize church-wide efforts to make an impact in the lives of people in the Sarasota-Manatee area and beyond, we understand that our greatest purpose is in making an individual contribution to the lives of family members, coworkers, and neighbors. The love of Christ compels us ... to live our lives, not for ourselves, but for Him. And living for Him leads us to care for, support, and defend those around us.

Adult information Classes
If you would like to learn more about Christianity and our Lutheran doctrine, let us know. Pastor Leavitt leads a series of adult information classes at least once a quarter.  We welcome you to ask questions and get to know about our church family, what we believe, and why we have the confidence in these beliefs.