Christian Parenting: Surviving to Thriving


When it comes to trying to raise your kids right…do you feel like you’re surviving, or thriving?

We all want to be great parents, but it’s hard sometimes. And we can feel like we’re hanging on by a thread…hoping we’re doing enough to teach our kids important values and a desire to follow Jesus.

You’re invited to join us as Jim Otremba, Christian coach and owner of the Center for Family Counseling in St. Cloud, shares some tips and encouragement to help us move from surviving to thriving in our Christian parenting, on Wednesday, April 4th from noon til one at our studios at 1929 West Division Street in St. Cloud.
This event is free to attend, but space is limited, so you do need to pre-register below.

Learn more about The Center for Family Counseling HERE.

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Casting Crowns LIVE in St. Cloud this August!













Join us for one of the BIGGEST concert experiences ever to come to St. Cloud!

General Admission: $30 each
Artists Circle: $47 each (reserved section of seating in front of stage)
*All seating is first come, first served. Most General Admission seats require use of stairs. See info. below to call for special seating arrangements.


CLICK HERE to purchase tickets!

*If you require special accommodations, please call Denise to purchase tickets at 320-251-1780 during normal business hours.


*Check your ticket for a special offer from Little Caesar’s Pizza!


Thanks to these great business partners for sponsoring this event!

Serving With SPIRIT!


Join Spirit 92.9 staff & other listeners as we work together to make a difference in our community!

Throughout the year, we’ll offer opportunities for you to join us in various projects that serve others here in Central Minnesota, and beyond!

Our next Serving With Spirit opportunity will be held on Sunday, December 17th from 2-4pm as we assist with preparations for the Kid’s Hope Shop at Place of Hope in St. Cloud.


Families with children 12 years of age and older are encouraged to participate (a parent or guardian MUST be present with any child under 18 years old.)

To sign up, please fill out the information below. THANK YOU for Serving With Spirit!


To sign up to help, please fill out the information below and we’ll be in touch with you soon!

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Request a Free Spirit 92.9 Window Sticker!

Every time you pull your car out of the garage, you’re heading out into the mission field! Every red light, every grocery store parking lot, every roundabout COULD be an opportunity to share God’s love with a stranger! How? With a Spirit 92.9 window sticker on your car! The best way to get others to give Spirit 92.9 a try is to let them know YOU listen! Display a removable window sticker on your car to encourage others to tune in and find HOPE. The more Spirit window stickers people see around town-the more curious they’ll be to check it out! And the more people who check it out-the more who will hear the life changing message of God’s love! Thanks for sticking it on your vehicle!

You can pick up a window sticker at our studios (1310 2nd Street North, Sauk Rapids), or fill out the form below and we’ll drop one in the mail to you if you live in our Central Minnesota listening area!

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This New Year, Make A Resolution To Ask For Help If You Need It

At Spirit 92.9, our goal is to create an encouraging space, whether online, on the radio or among our community. That’s why we want to encourage you this new year to consider getting counseling for any mental or emotional anxiety you may be feeling.

Many people resolve to take better care of their physical health in the new year, but we all know mental and emotional well-being are just as if not more important to care for. We want to extend our hand to help you find the Christian-based counseling you need, depending on the battles you are fighting.


Individual/Couple/Family Counseling


HopeNOW Counseling

HopeNOW Counseling is run by Terri Fedorenko. Terri is a licensed marriage and family therapist (#2463) and has a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy.

Her goal is to provide you with a safe space to explore your life and relationships from an interior perspective, so you can take action on them in the exterior world. Issues Terri has particular experience with include couple therapy, parenting issues, blended families, women’s issues, mood disorders, child development, depression, anxiety, anger, abuse and trauma.

She is based out of the Waters Church in Sartell.


The Center for Family Counseling

The Center for Family Counseling offers psychotherapeutic interventions to those who understand the world through their identity as Christians. The Center provides counseling for adults, adolescents and children as couples, families and individuals in the areas of addictions, anger management, anxiety, compulsive disorders, depression, grief, spiritual questions, stress management and more.


Pregnancy Counseling

Birthline, Inc., provides counseling to young people ages 12-25. With educational classes for school classrooms as well as individual counseling and crisis anonymous pregnancy mentoring and post-abortion care.

This Christian-based service is rooted in unconditional love for every person, meaning there is no judgement of how an event happened, just help in working through the emotions and reality of a situation.

Addiction Counseling

Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge is a statewide organization devoted to assisting teens and adults gain freedom from chemical addictions and other life controlling problems by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. With locations in Buffalo, Brainerd, Minneapolis, Duluth and Rochester, there’s bound to be a location near you.

MN Adult & Teen Challenge offers both long-term, faith-based recovery programs and short-term treatment programs as well.

Grief Counseling

The Center for Family Counseling is a good choice to help with Christian-based grief counseling. Here is a document from one of the counselors, Jim Otremba, on balancing grief with self-care.

Most of all this new year, ask for help when you need it. Whether a family member, friend, or one of these organizations, find someone who will listen to you with an open heart, and provide the help and encouragement you need.

Christmas Music

Spirit 92.9: Your Soundtrack To The Christmas Season

Christmas is the time of year which brings families and communities together. At Spirit 92.9, we believe this is a special time of year, when people should gather together in a spirit of giving and be thankful for all of the blessings God has given us.

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One of our favorite ways to remind ourselves of the season is to listen to Christmas music all season long on Spirit 92.9! On other stations, you may get one or two Christmas songs throughout the day this time of year, but we really help immerse you in the season with 24/7 Christmas music! We’re happy and honored to provide family-friendly, wholesome Christmas music every year for our community. Listen live 24/7 online at!


We’re very thankful for all of the local businesses who have stepped up and sponsored a full day or specific hours of Christmas music for you and our other listeners to enjoy and reflect on during this season leading up to the birth of Christ.

Go Beyond The Music

Now that you’re in a Christmas mood from all of the Christmas music, we have more opportunities for you to spread Christmas cheer to others!

Christmas Lights

Spread that cheer to your friends and family by encouraging them to go on a tour of Christmas lights this season! We have an amazing Christmas lights directory where you can find homes and even neighborhoods with lights – some even have their displays set to music!

Be sure to check it out, and let us know which light display you like best for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card!


Our community has a ton of great holiday events planned all season long, from choir concerts to holiday movies, free community meals to craft and bake sales! Check out our complete directory of holiday events and bring a friend!

Random Acts Of Christmas Kindness

Spread the kindness this season through random acts done for others out of the goodness of your heart. We have a number of suggestions on our random acts of Christmas kindness page, from paying for the person behind you in the drive-thru to leaving a thank you note for your mail person, bringing a bellringer a cup of cocoa to dropping change in a nearly expired parking meter.

We hope the Christmas music on Spirit 92.9 inspires you to take your faith in a new or expanded direction, and we hope you share the music with everyone you love! Merry Christmas!


Shop N’ Save Black Friday Week Sales!


Save up to 50% off select certificates for local businesses this week only!


  • Shop N’ Save certificates make great Christmas gifts! With no expiration date and hundreds of local restaurants and businesses to choose from, you’ll find something for everyone on your list!


  • Hurry! A limited number of discounts will be available on a first come, first served basis! Sale ends Monday, November 27th.


To view a listing of our specials – click here: Black Friday Specials



Christmas Lights Directory










It’s a favorite family tradition! Driving around town enjoying Christmas light displays!

We’ve created the Christmas Lights Directory to help your family save time and find the homes with the best displays in Central Minnesota!

Know of a lights display that should be added to our list below? Scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out the submission form to tell us about it!




Announcement: Clearwater Lights will not be active this year according to the website. Please join us in praying for healing for George as some health issues are preventing him from being able to put up the display this season.

NEW! Country Lights Festival-Sartell
Visit the WEBSITE for details-CLICK HERE!

1830 36th Street South, St. Cloud (Rockin’ Christmas)
Lights set to music, 5-9pm Sun-Thurs, 5-10pm Fri & Sat through New Year’s Eve
Santa Claus waves from the window! Check out “Rockin’ Christmas” on Facebook.

802 Morningside Loop, St. Joseph (Morningside Loop Lights)
Lights set to music, 5-9pm Sun-Thurs, 5-10pm Fri & Sat
Facebook Page

1512 Washington Memorial Dr., Saint Cloud (Hillside Lights)
Lights set to music, 5-10pm nightly through Dec. 31st.
Facebook Page

2190 246th Street, St. Cloud/St. Augusta
2 houses and yards filled with thousands of lights!

1825 Star Drive, Sauk Rapids
Lights set to music
Also several homes on Wollak Way, just around the corner.

1112 23rd Avenue North, St. Cloud
Pixel and regular lights synced to music. Tune to 90.3 and enjoy.

3124  321st Street,  St Cloud

8166 Hunter Lake Drive, Clear Lake 
Lights set to music

1989 Riverside Ave N., Sartell
Custom light display with 18 foot shooting star and 16 foot Christmas tree, lights flash to music.

2147 Morningside Drive NE, St. Cloud

3104 Mayhew Lake Road, (north of Sauk Rapids High School), Sauk Rapids

1516 6th Ave. North, Sauk Rapids

705 8th Avenue SE, St. Cloud

713 7th Avenue North, St. Cloud

800 Block of 9th Avenue North, Sauk Rapids (multiple homes)

540 Aberdeen Drive, Waite Park

1201 Riverside Ave S, Sartell

5743 Spruce St., St. Cloud

1545 6th Ave. North, St. Cloud

1708 Prairie Hill Rd, St. Cloud

172 Washington Ave, Foreston  (right past the fire station)

Know of a Christmas Lights Display worth checking out? Let us know about it here:

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Bridging The Gap Hosts 2016 Thrive Conference For Women In St. Cloud

Coming up on Friday, Sept. 30 & Saturday, Oct. 1, the 2016 Thrive Conference will be held at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud! As your Christian music station, we are sponsoring this conference.

Our goal is to help women – like you – across the Central Minnesota area find the encouragement and support you need to continue to grow in your faith and bring ministry into the “real world” and enact real change.

Let’s learn a little bit about the organization hosting the Thrive Conference – Bridging The Gap – as well as the speakers and musicians who will be there. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Bridging The Gap is a statewide women’s ministry for Minnesota. Their work is in enhancing the holistic well-being of women across cultures, generations and denominations.

5 areas of focus include: Prayer, Leadership, Events, Missions/Projects and Blogging.

Bridging The Gap is made up of real women living real life with real answers for the real world.

Thrive Speakers

Bianca Juarez Olthoff

Bianca is passionate about God, teaching around the globe and on her blog about the life, love and pursuit of Jesus. She is the chief storyteller for the A21 Campaign, a global anti-human trafficking organization, and also works additionally as an advocate for justice in all its forms.

She has just published her first book, Play With Fire.

Stasi Eldredge

Stasi founded Ransomed Heart along with her husband, John Eldredge. She writes and speaks to women about the goodness of God.

Through Ransomed Heart, she works with others to: recover the treasure of the Gospel; transform lives; teach others to walk with God; provide ongoing nourishment; and more.

Meredith Andrews

Meredith is a Dove Award-winning singer, songwriter and worship leader based out of Chicago. She’s released five albums since 2005, and currently leads worship with the Vertical Church Band at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago. She has three adopted brothers.

Susie Larson

Susie is an author, national speaker and radio host with her own daily live talk show, Live the Promise with Susie Larson. She has a passion to see women everywhere strengthened in their faith and mobilized to live out their high call in Jesus Christ. As of this fall, she will be the author of 12 books.

Dr. Jolene Erlacher

Dr. Jolene is the founder of Leading Tomorrow, an organization which works to equip churches businesses, schools missions and others for inter-generational leadership in an evolving culture, especially in ministry contexts.

She is also fluent in Spanish, and has volunteered and studied in many countries including Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Kenya and South Africa.

Thrive Worship Music

River Valley Worship

River Valley Worship is a praise and worship Christian music group based in the River Valley Church, which has campuses across the Twin Cities metro and beyond. RVW is a collection of artists, musicians and songwriters from the church who came together as an extension of the Spirit happening in church gatherings. The group has released four albums to date.

4 Ways To Get Your Kids Excited And Involved In Sunday Service

If your kids are anything like ours, they occasionally (or often) drag their feet about going to Sunday service. They say they’d rather stay home and play or watch TV sometimes, instead of gathering with our community to learn about God.

Keeping a child’s interest and excitement up about Sunday service and faith formation is all about consistency and intentionality. You as parents set the tone for your family’s culture, so try these 4 tips to build such a culture.

4 Ways To Get Your Kids Excited And Involved In Sunday Service


1. Set The Example

Your job as a parent is to set the example for your kids, and that includes being genuinely excited about Sunday service and sharing that with your children. They will follow your lead, and in this way you can encourage them to keep an open heart to what they learn and be excited about it.

2. Ask For Take-Home Resources

Many churches have additional curriculum, like take-home sheets. Ask for these; you may even be the first person to ever bring it up, and can help design the curriculum to help other families. It may be tempting to put the sheet or other resource on the counter and forget about it, but really utilize it. It will help your child realize learning about God is a life-long and everyday pursuit, not just for Sundays.

Also, try to relate the main topic of Sunday’s service to your child’s life. When kids can understand how a lesson can relate to their life, they are more likely to remember it. If the lesson was about Jesus treating the poor or sinners with kindness, ask if they have acted or seen others act in a similar way, and how it made the people feel.

3. Cultivate Relationships In The Church Community

Sometimes, you may not go to Sunday service in an area where you live, work or go to school, so your kids may not know anyone. Take the initiative and introduce yourself to other families, plan play dates, sit near each other during the service. It’s beneficial for both the you, the kids and the community as a whole when families connect.

4. Involve Yourself In Children’s Ministry When Possible

This isn’t possible for everyone, but if you can, volunteer to be part of the kids ministry team if one exists. If your kids see you volunteering your time to help support a ministry which is all about them, they will see more value in it.

We hope this helps, and listen to Spirit 92.9 everyday for the encouragement you need!