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Expectancy is a group of people who have the shared experience of growing in the goodness of God.
We believe that knowing Father, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit first and foremost is a relational encounter. Christianity is our lifestyle, as well as our heart belief. Individually we all are coming into greater
and greater understanding of God’s ways, truth and love. This absolutely carries over to our Christian brothers and sisters, but also beyond the 4-walls of a Sunday morning. Our earnest desire is to be the living proof that, “God so loved the world”, that Jesus came and is still making Himself known to the “who-so-ever”. We are real, down to earth people made up of families and singles from many different
walks of life, cultures and life experience who are being transformed by His loving kindness. Love always makes room for more, feel free to check us out.
Please join us for our main gathering, Sundays @ 10 am.
See Connect page for more information, including calendar and map.
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Ex.pect’ant adj. expecting a. 1 Characterized by anticipation] expecting, hoping, hopeful, waiting, awaiting, in anticipation, watchful, vigilant, eager, ready, prepared,in suspense, gaping, wide-eyed, on edge, itching.

Philippians 1:20-21 (NKJV) according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Live Ready

2. command from a superior court/official to a lower one. 3. authoritative order or command: a royal mandate.

Mandate for Expectancy: Cultivating Servant Hearted Leaders for Kingdom Expansion and Christ’s Glory. Birthing Ministries—Father God is building the church. Our job as servant leaders is to love, serve, disciple, train  and release people into the call God has for them.
 2 Cor 5:15-21 (NASB) 15 and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. 16 Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer. 17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
WHY THE FOCUS ON EVERYONE’S GIFTS? BECAUSE JESUS EXPRESSLY GAVE THEM TO HIS CHURCH WITH THE EXPLICIT PURPOSE OF USING HIS GIFTS FOR BUILDING HIS KINGDOM AND HE IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW. Eph 4:1-16 (NASB) Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, 3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all. 
7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore it says, “When He ascended on high, He led captive a host of captives, And He gave gifts to men.”
9 (Now this expression, “He ascended,” what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.) 11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. 14 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; 15 but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
Psalm 127:1-3 (NASB) 127 Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain. 

Expectancy is a work of the Lord and it will remain as such. In nature you have what is called an ecosystem. In an ecosystem untouched by man there is a natural order of things, an ebb and a flow. Everything effects everything. When everything is healthy, there is a balance and harmony. When something is removed for example a certain plant or animal it will destabilize the entire area at best and destroy it at worst. 

Leadership is here to help steward the Lord’s ecosystem at Expectancy, not change it.

Order is the opposite of chaos. Order implemented in the spirit of stewardship protects. Control in the spirit of ownership stagnates and stifles. Growth is often awkward and sometimes messy but ordered growth is always about getting rid of the old in order to make room for the new. God is not thwarted and overwhelmed by our messy growth and we shouldn’t be either when we see it in ourselves and others. Remember, “know no man after the flesh”, including yourself!
Father loves relationship and so do we. We aren’t just born into a Kingdom, we are born into God’s family and are brothers and sisters to the Body of Christ at large.  
Proverbs 18:1 (NKJV) 18 A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment. We encourage friendship and fellowship in Christ’s Body of believers. No one is an island, everyone whom God has positioned in Expectancy is a valuable and integral part of the whole in His vision for Kingdom expansion.

Hebrews 10:24-25 (AMP) 24 And let us consider and give attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying how we may stir up (stimulate and incite) to love and helpful deeds and noble activities, 25 Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching.

Mark 10:45 (NASB) “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Jesus the Servant of all is our model, we want to be like Him. In preparation for serving in leadership at Expectancy, completion of Level I In Christ’s Image Training, a ministry school founded by Pastor Francis Frangipane is mandatory—This 6 month program trains the believer in Christlikeness, Humility, Prayer and Unity. While ministry styles or personalities vary, our foundation and agreement for ministry must not.




Senior Pastor
Jennifer Tweit
Jennifer Tweit pastors Expectancy in Mountain Iron, Minnesota alongside her  husband affectionately known as, “Limey”. She is a prophetic teacher/ preacher who burns for all creation to awaken to their true identity and confidently live out their individual and corporate Kingdom mandates. Jennifer brings a strong marriage of the Word and the Spirit, releasing revival into the hearts of people. Her desire is to see the Body of Christ one in Spirit and Truth, while working together in love, bringing expansion of Christ’s Kingdom for His good pleasure.
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Calvin and Shirley Woods
Calvin and Shirley Woods are the co-founders of Harvest Praise Invasion International and Free Life Family Worship Center in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, metro area.

Calvin Woods’ has nearly 40 years of combined pastoral and itinerant ministry experience. God has used him in an apostolic/prophetic call to greatly impact not only his own region but many nations. Scores have been set free as he ministers through song and prophecy.

Shirley Woods’ strong prophetic teaching ministry continues to impact and instruct believers in their walk with Christ. She has also inspired many women in their callings through conference and retreat settings.

Calvin & Shirley are both passionate and committed to seeing the captives set free, discover their calling, trained/equipped for ministry and prepared for the return of Christ. The Woods have 9 children and live in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Pastoral Advisor
Cherish Knudson
Cherish Knudson pastors Oasis Intl., along side her husband Patrick. Oasis is a training center for leaders in Ely, MN. Cherish also ministers in the U.S. and abroad through teaching, and prophetic worship/ministry. One of her many passions is to bring believers into a greater revelation of worship. She is a song writer, recording artist and seasoned worship leader who flows with Holy Spirit, releasing spontaneous songs that bring freedom and healing. Cherish and Patrick are passionate to see believers become the spotless bride and reveal the Kingdom of God in the earth, leading many to salvation
Pastoral Advisor
Brian Holley
Brian Holley is a husband, father of five, and a powerful minister of the gospel. He excels in prophetic intercession and worship with a mandate to prophesy “life” to dry bones. Brian recognizes the great importance of discipleship to ensure that what is gained in wisdom in one generation doesn’t die there. He is in awe of our invitation to share in the harmony and communion found between The Father, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit. Currently, Brian is an Associate Primary Leader of Free Life Family Worship Center and board member of Harvest Praise International.



Dale “Limey” Tweit
Worship Pastor
Jason Kelley
Women’s Ministry Pastor
Suzanna Kelley
“Limey” as he is affectionately known, is often called, “a man’s man”. A true evangelist, he’ll talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime. He lives from a heart of deep gratitude for all that God has done. This man is boldly unashamed of the gospel and a loving shepherd of God’s people.  He’s famous in these parts for showering people with “You’re loved!”.
Jason is a passionate worshiper and a legend during “testimony time”. He also serves as our Worship Pastor. His favorite aspect of Father is a continual revealing of His loving kindness toward us. Jason is a “healing of the broken-hearted” type of guy.  For Jason, Kingdom is about family and he wants to see everyone come home. His message is, “You are loved and wanted”.
Suzanna hates the burden and hypocrisy that religion brings. Her gentle spirit accompanied by her strong gift of prophetic spoken word, describes the delight of breakthrough upon discovering the liberty which can only be found through intimacy with Father.  “Suz” as she is often called, is all about freedom, transparency, restoration, mercy and hope. Her battle cry though is MERCY. This lady is deep, funny and radically loves Jesus.
Children’s Pastor
Tracey Oates
Community Care
julie Buria
Tracey not only makes a mean apple pie, she is a serious student of the pursuit of God and His Word. She continually keeps the Expectancy community forging ahead through steady intercession, in fact you could say that prayer is her full-time job. She is undaunted in her faithfulness, diligence, loyalty and commitment to God and His people.
Julie carries the spirit of the evangelist. You’ll find her telling every one she meets about the good news of Jesus Christ. She also happens to be our General Administrator. She serves in excellence with a desire to please her Lord at all times. Julie is famous for, “Let’s do this! and Go big or go home!”

Deacons – Serving

Margie Larson
Tyler Nylund
Valerie Jordan
Never without a smile on her face, Margie has a gift of, “welcome” and a “can do!” attitude. She is up for whichever way God wants to use her in Kingdom. She is a true caregiver, with a gift for loving people. Margie helps them believe just how valuable they are by exemplifying the love and service of Christ.
This guy is something else. Whether Evangelism, Intercession, Worship. Tyler is the, “Real McCoy” and has such a heart for EVERYONE.  For Tyler, Christianity is truly lifestyle.  He sees each person as a beloved vessel, waiting to be filled with hope, identity and Father’s love. He is generous with his heart and his time, loving expectantly and selflessly.
Valerie takes after her, “Father” in her heart for righteousness and justice. Her spirit soars in intercession for the lost, hurting and broken as she yearns to see the wrongs made right.  Valerie is also a true servant and looks after the Body of Expectancy with excellence and diligence. Thank you Lord for Valerie.
Jarrett schottmuller
Kylie Schottmuller
Peter Scott
Jarrett’s tender heart is the first thing you notice, that and his awesome drumming. In his own words, he loves his family and is doing his best to raise his children to know Jesus intimately and become a follower, not a fan. He chooses to be a demonstration of Father’s kindness, longing for all to be drawn in by His love. Jarrett is always ready to encourage the one in front of him.
Genuine, hospitable,  kind and wise are words that would describe Kylie. This wife and mother of 4 is an example of faithfulness to God, family and prayer. In addition to her deep commitment to intercession, she is a worshiper and loves mentoring young couples with her husband Jarrett.
Exuberant is the word. This guy is hard after Jesus Christ and lets it be known. Peter is the guy you want to run into when you need a reminder that Jesus wins and you do too when you know and believe in Him! During the week he is an effective and powerful facilitator and intercessor. Sunday mornings you’ll find him giving his all on the worship team. Sunup to sundown Peter is God’s man bringing transformation everywhere he goes through the love and Truth of Jesus Christ.
David Stimac
Crystal Aubin
“Good people” and “salt of the earth” describes David. Don’t let his gentle demeanor fool you though, like his biblical namesake, David, is a man after God’s own heart, whether worshiping with guitar or slaying lions with the sword of the word. His commitment is to the Lord, His house and His people. David’s faithfulness and kindness cause him to shine bringing glory to his Heavenly Father.
This lady carries the fire. She is electric in spirit and personality. Crystal’s zeal generates from a strong love of her Lord and a passion for seeing those who are bound delivered. She lives out Galatians 5:1, “It’s for freedom sake that we’ve been set free!” When she is not rending the heavens in intercession, you’ll find her active with her husband and six children.
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We believe the Bible is the inspired, authoritative, living, eternally-reliable Word of God. We believe it is without error in its original manuscript, absolutely infallible and our source of supreme revelation from God, superior to conscience and reason, though not contrary to reason. It is therefore our infallible rule of faith and practice and necessary to our daily lives. 

[II Timothy 3:16-17; I Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12]


We believe in one God who has revealed Himself in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. [Romans 1:20]  The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are all co-eternal and all stand equally superior to time, free from the temporal distinctions of past and future.

FATHER – [Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalm 90:2; Psalm 102:27; I Timothy 1:17]

SON – [John 1:1-2; John 8:58; Hebrews 1:8; I John 1:2; Revelation 1:8]

HOLY SPIRIT – [Hebrews 9:14]

We believe in God the Father, Creator of all things visible and invisible. [Colossians 1:15-16]

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, who came into the world to reveal the Father, and was the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person. Jesus Christ was the Creator of everything, for by Him all things were made. We further believe that in Christ dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form and that He was very-God and very-Man. [John. 1:1-2 & 14; I Timothy 3:16; Acts 7:37-38]

We believe in Jesus Christ’s pre-existence, incarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, substitutionary and atoning death, bodily resurrection, bodily ascension into heaven, exaltation, present rule at the right hand of God, coming, personal return in power and great glory and in His everlasting Kingdom and dominion. [Acts 1:11; 3:19-21; Daniel 7:14; Revelation 20:4]

We acknowledge His Lordship—that Jesus Christ is Lord over all things in heaven, on earth and under the earth. [Philippians 2:9-10]

We believe in the Holy Spirit, His present ministry, His indwelling, His empowering, His impartation of gifts for today and His transforming power in the lives of all believers. [I Corinthians 12:4-11, Galatians 5:22-23]


We believe man was created by a direct and immediate act of God. [Genesis 1:26-27; 2:4]

We believe man, by transgression, fell from the state of righteousness and holiness in which he was first created into total spiritual depravity, a state of death in trespasses and sins in which he is held as a slave of sin and an enemy of God. As such, he is unable to attain divine righteousness by his own efforts but must be redeemed and delivered by the power of the gospel. [Romans 5:12-21; I Corinthians 15:1-4]

We believe repentance and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ are an integral part of God’s work of justification of the believer. Through faith in the shed blood of Christ, the believer is justified and made a partaker in the death of Christ. [Romans 5:1, 9]

We believe “It is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” [Ephesians 2:8-9]

We further believe that the emphasis for a continuous walk in grace should be on demonstrating righteousness and purity of heart, believing in the keeping power of God, walking after the Spirit and not after the flesh, and living a lifestyle that demonstrates the character, standards and convictions of Jesus Christ, and not being conformed to the world. [Jude 24; Romans 8:25; Galatians 5:16-25; Romans 4:1-5; 12:1-2]

We believe repentance is dependent upon the convicting action of the Holy Spirit in the lives of sinners and believers and their response. The conviction of the Holy Spirit, which often accompanies the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, will result in the revelation of the sinfulness of self, which should lead to godly sorrow. Remorse, or worldly sorrow, is a feeling of deep regret, hopelessness, or even despair. It does not lead to constructive change. On the other hand, godly sorrow produces repentance, which causes us to turn away from sin and selfishness and to receive faith for change. Repentance is evidenced by an earnest desire to change. Repentance changes the way we feel and act about sin, self and God. Repentance is a total change of mind, will and emotions. [II Corinthians 7:10; Psalm 51; Acts 11:18; II Timothy 2:25; Romans 1:18-32; Matthew 9:12-13]

We believe that in the final judgment, which will accompany the return of Christ, every person will give an account to God of every aspect of this earthly life. The Judgment Seat of Christ (Bema Seat) is the judgment of believers in reference to rewards or lack thereof. The Great White Throne Judgment is the judgment of unbelievers who will be eternally separated from God and in torment. [I Corinthians 3:10-15; II Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20:11-15]


We believe in the Lord’s Supper and Believer’s Baptism as acts of our obedience and a testimony of our faith. [Matthew 3:6; Mark. 16:16; I Corinthians 11:23-29]

We believe water baptism is necessary in obedient response to the command of Jesus. Baptism is to be performed only upon repentant believers in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. [Matthew 28:18-20]

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit. We hold that the real evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit is one’s response to the Word of God, a Christ-like life, showing forth Christ’s character, and experiencing and manifesting the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit. [Acts 2:4, 10:46, 19:6; John 16:13, 15:26, 16:14; Galatians 5:22-23; I Corinthians 12:4-11]


God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption.

Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime.  The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church and wives to lovingly respect their husbands. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God’s pattern of unity for marriage just as we are all one and unified in Christ. [Genesis 1:27-28; Genesis 2:23-25; Ephesians 5:25-33; Psalm 139:13-15; John 17:20-23]


The Church is God’s instrument for revealing His purpose on the Earth. We believe that the Church (the people of God) is God’s instrument to distribute His glory on the Earth. The Church is defined as a gathering of believers, meeting and experiencing God together in order to display His goodness wherever they go. [Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Peter 2:4-5; Acts 9:4-6; Ephesians 3:14-19; Ephesians 5:25-31]

The majority of this statement was adopted from Antinoch Community Church as it represents the beliefs of Expectant Life Ministries and supports the vision as given from God to Expectancy.


We give as an act of worship. We ask big, pray big, and expect big things to come out of apeople that lives and operates in Kingdom mentality. Jesus is King over our finances and places us as stewards over His income. We give back to launch new Kingdom opportunities for the Gospel to reach to ends of the earth. 

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In Christ Image Training 
Level One Begins April 2, 2021
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