Making a commitment to host, foster, or adopt a child is a big step and might not be something you’re able to do. There are many other ways to engage and make a difference through our OneLess ministry. Here are additional ways you can get involved:
DivorceCare For Kids
Do you have a heart to encourage kids whose parents are going through a divorce or separation? Leaders and helpers are needed for the DC4K program on Thursday nights. During this 12-week care and support group, you will support kids ages 5-12 with an age-appropriate understanding of separation and divorce in a safe, neutral place. A core curriculum workbook and leader guide will provide topics to help the kids learn that God’s love strengthens them and helps them turn their sadness to hope and their anger to joy.
Each session is filled with motivating and exciting activities such as games, crafts, role-playing, discussion times, journaling, video, and Bible teaching. Will you join the team, serving to uplift these children and their families during this tough time in their lives?
Upcoming Session: Thursdays, Sep 16 – Dec 23 from 6:30p-8p
Meeting in-person or virtually is to be determined.
Embrace Prayer Team
Join our e-mail prayer group and support young, single moms and their children through prayer. We believe prayer is powerful and foundational for our ministry. The struggles that single moms face can be overwhelming, but we know that nothing is too difficult for God. We want each mom and child to be covered in prayer on a weekly basis. When you sign-up to pray, you will receive an email with specific prayer requests for each mom. We ask that you take the time to pray for each one. To sign-up, complete this form. If you have questions, please reach out to Kirsten Bengtson at
Mentor At-Risk Children
Mentor at-risk children from unstable homes or in the foster care system, ages 5-12. Our goal is to come alongside at-risk children to support them, point them to Christ, and guide them into healthy futures and relationships. Mentors must be 18 and older. Mentoring involves:
- Completing the application, background check, interview, and training
- Meeting 2x/month with your mentee for a minimum of one year
- Engaging in monthly check-ups with your Mentor Coach
- Participating in periodic ongoing training
If you’re interested in becoming a mentor, complete the At-Risk Youth Mentor Application.
Know a child you'd like to refer to the program? Complete the Mentee Application. If you have questions, please email Katie Morton at
Mentor Young, Single Moms
We have the opportunity to mentor young, single moms who attend New Beginnings, a full-day high school for parenting and pregnant teen girls located in Chaska. We also mentor those who attend our Embrace Grace and Embrace Life groups. Our goal is to come alongside, provide encouragement, assist with developing life skills, and share about Jesus as a trusting relationship is established. Mentoring also involves:
- Completing the application, interview, and training
- Attending quarterly mentor equipping meetings
- Meeting 2x/month with your mentee for a minimum of one year
- Demonstrating patience as building a trusting relationship may take a while
If you're interested in becoming a mentor, complete this form. This opportunity is limited to females, age 24+. If you have questions, please email Kirsten Bengtson at
Royal Family Kids Camp
The primary purpose of Royal Family Kids Camp is to give children, ages 6-12, who are in foster care, a week of positive memories and royal treatment in a Christian camp environment. Each child that attends Royal Family Kids Camp will receive attention and encouragement from an adult camp counselor (i.e., his/her “buddy camper”). In addition, each camper is also exposed to a variety of fun activities where they learn more about their Heavenly Father and His love and care for them. For most of these children, it’s the best week of the year — a special time when they can focus on having fun and enjoy being a kid.
Team member opportunities include:
- 1:1 Camp Counselor
- Support Staff
- Craft Leader
- Licensed Nurse
- Licensed Social Worker
Camp Dates: July 18-23, 2021
App for Returning RFKC volunteer
App for New RFKC volunteer
If you have questions, please reach out to Katie Morton at
Respite Night Volunteers
Volunteers are crucial to making our Respite Nights a success for foster and adoptive families. Volunteers play with children while helping the night run smoothly. Opportunities include crafts, games, gym time, a movie, and more. These events are a beautiful opportunity to love on and affirm children who have experienced trauma. If you would like to get involved, please email Katie Morton at
Our next Respite Night is on October 2. More info to come.
Stop the Trafficking 5K Planning Team
Through our annual Stop the Trafficking 5K, we strive to fight injustice and human trafficking in our surrounding communities. All proceeds support anti-trafficking organizations with an emphasis on supporting the restoration of sexually-exploited youth. We begin planning our annual June 5K event in January 2021. You can help with:
- Race-day preparations
If you would like to get involved, please email Christine Erickson at
Support a Host, Foster, or Adoptive Family
To join the support team, please fill out this form. You will receive periodic requests related to the below areas. If you would like to proactively offer help in any of them, please let us know, and we will present your offer to our families. You can support a foster, adoptive, or host family in the following ways:
- Provide meals – Taking on extra children is taking on extra appointments, visits, school meetings, and more. Providing a cooked or freezer meal can give a family a much-needed break.
- Laundry – Offer to do a family's laundry.
- Transportation – Visits are common with foster and host children, depending on the length of the placement. Offering to transport a child to visits or any of the family's children to commitments can really minister to a family.
- Childcare – If you're trained to care for children in foster care, or have been trained through TFG to care for host children, you could offer to watch the family's children while the parents enjoy a much-needed break (adopted children, however, do not require training).
- Run errands – With more children, there are always more errands to run, so offering to run errands for a family can be a great blessing to them.
- Home maintenance – Offer to help with lawn care, shoveling snow, etc.
- Tutor – Many host, foster, and adoptive children are behind in school, and it's tough to get caught up. If you enjoy teaching, tutoring could really help a child.
- Offer your service – What are your gifts? Can you use them in this ministry? (e.g. – music lessons, art lessons, sports lessons, photography, etc.)
- Donate gift cards – Gas cards, pizza cards, etc. can help with the extra load.
If you have questions, please email Katie Morton at