Our Story

How it all started...

The CORE was started as a second campus of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Appleton, WI.  Like St. Peter, The CORE is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.  The purpose of the downtown campus is to have a church that, without compromising our beliefs, removes all barriers possible to reaching people with the lifesaving message of Jesus’ love and gift of salvation.

what's in a name...

You may be asking yourself, “What kind of a name is ‘The CORE’ for a church?”  Though it seems simple on the surface, there is a much deeper significance to the name “The CORE”.  First and foremost, we recognize that Jesus is at the core of everything we are about as a church.  We also recognize Jesus should be at the core of everything we do in our day to day lives as Christians here on earth.  Choosing to call our church “The CORE” serves as a constant reminder that we are here to help you strengthen your most important core, your spiritual core, so that Jesus can be the core of everything you are about as well.

our vision...

The CORE seeks to connect people in a personal, intimate, lifelong relationship with their Savior.  We do that through worship that is relevant as well as through Life Groups where Christians can be real and relational.

Our goals are to create an environment where people can encourage each other daily to live their faith and to bring others into a relationship with their Savior.