Local Outreach

Reaching those in the Twin Cities and our local communities with the love of Jesus.

 

Back-to-School Supply Drive

It’s that time of year again! Join our annual Back-to-School Program! This year help us as we are providing backpacks of school supplies for our adopted schools in Eden Prairie and Chaska.

Eden Prairie

This year, Eden Prairie has adopted Oak Point Elementary. We are asking families to sign up for a grade for which you'll purchase supplies. Click the link below to sign up. The sign-up form includes an attachment with all the needed supplies.

Bags with supplies can be returned during the week August 1-21 (Sunday 9a-12p and Monday-Thursday 9a-5p) at Grace Church Eden Prairie. Enter Door 4 and place them in the designated bin. The last day to drop off items is August 21.

Questions? Contact Ryan Christenson at .

Sign Up to Purchase Supplies

Eden Prairie Supply List

Chaska

This year, Chaska is collecting backpacks of supplies for students in the Chaska school district.

Bags can be picked up starting August 1 and can be returned filled by August 22 at Southwest Christian High School.

Questions? Contact Randi Mitchell at or (952) 224-3159.

 

Merge Twin Cities

Sept 4 | 1p - 9p

On September 4th, 2021 we are gathering at the Minnesota State Capitol for a historic event to celebrate the nations of the Twin Cities! There are over 100 nations represented in the Twin Cities and we believe that through coming together and honoring our shared humanity, we will come out stronger.

This free outdoor event will take place at the Minnesota state capital. There will be food, performances, and a message of hope shared. Bring your friends to Merge Twin Cities. 

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Merge Week

Aug 29 - Sept 3

The Church is coming together for a week of Outreach where believers from all over the Twin Cities are coming together to hit the streets of our city and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Every day our outreach will start at Redeeming Love Church (2425 White Bear Ave Maplewood MN 55109)

  • Morning Session/Outreach: 9am - 1:30pm
  • Afternoon Session/Outreach: 2:00pm - 5:15pm
  • Dinner (FREE): 5:15pm – 6:15pm
  • Evening Service: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Merge Week is going to culminate with Merge Twin Cities on September 4th at the MN State Capitol. This festival will be a celebration of the nations that live in the Twin Cities, and that we believe will be reached during our Merge Week. The day will end in worship, prayer, and the Gospel being proclaimed from the main stage at the front steps of the Capitol.

We are prayerful and expectant for what Jesus is doing in our cities, and what He has planned for these events, we can't wait to see you there!

Sign up for Merge Week

 

Stop The Trafficking

There are over 20 million slaves today — more than any other point in history. Modern-day slavery or human trafficking is the selling of a human being by means of force, fraud, or coercion to be used for labor or sex. No country is immune, including our state and our own communities. The average age of entry for sex trafficking victims in the United States is 12–14 years old.

We have the opportunity to engage with our community to make a difference – through prayer, awareness events, and reaching out to survivors of sex trafficking. Consider joining us in one or more of these initiatives!

Prayer

Our text-based prayer group is a community-wide effort in partnership with area churches to support local police on the front lines in the fight to end sex trafficking. We have connections with Christian police officers in Eden Prairie and the larger metro-area who update us as prayer needs arise. These requests are focused on operations to target buyers, those trying to purchase a minor for sex or victims who have been identified but are not yet recovered. We ask all those who receive the text stop and pray for it in the moment and throughout the week. To join, simply text the keyword JOINSTT to 43506. Download more information.

Outreach

We have the opportunity to reach out to those currently involved the life of exploitation as well as helping survivors of sex trafficking. Through partnerships with local organizations, we assist with practical needs, partner through Big Serve events, host retreats, assemble and provide Blessing Bags, and more. For more info, email Christine Erickson.

5K Event

We begin planning our annual June 5K event in the fall, and there are many opportunities to help with sponsorships, promotions, and race-day preparations. And of course, we’d love to have you join us on race day. For more info, visit stopthetrafficking.org or email Christine Erickson. All proceeds support anti-trafficking organizations with an emphasis on supporting the restoration of sexually-exploited youth.

 

Embrace

We embrace single women, in their teens and twenties, who are facing an unplanned pregnancy and those who are parenting. We also come alongside women who have had an abortion. We embrace each woman and extend God's love and care while sharing the beautiful Gospel message of grace, forgiveness, healing, redemption, and hope.

Learn More Current Embrace Groups

Local Go Teams

Do you have a burden for lost people? Do you want to be part of a team that is sharing the Gospel in our neighborhoods? If there is anything that is evident in our nation today, it is that we need the transforming power of Jesus Christ. How will people know of the transformative power of Jesus if we don’t share the good news with them? Join us as we head out to engage our community by listening to people’s stories and sharing the hope that we have in Jesus.

Minneapolis Go Team

Most Fridays

You don’t need to be an expert evangelist to join this team, all experience levels and comfort levels are welcome. Every team will have experienced evangelists on them. Depending on the weather, we will evangelize on university campuses or at the Mall of America on most Fridays. Get notifications on upcoming Friday opportunities by joining the Friday Go Team.

Join this Local Go Team

Chaska Riverview Terrace Go Team

Most Fridays, 7p

This team goes to this area of need, meets people at the park, community center, and at their homes. Their goal is to build relationships and share the Gospel. There are lots of Spanish speakers in this community, if you speak Spanish, we need you!

This Go Team communicates upcoming ministry locations and details through Telegram. Let us know if you are interested in joining and we will add you to the group! Email

Questions:

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Chaska Downtown Go Team

Every other Thursday, 6:30p

Whether playing at the park with our kids or offering ice cream and prayer, this team looks for creative ways to spark conversations with the hopes of developing relationships and sharing the Gospel in downtown Chaska.

Questions:

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Chaka Clover Ridge Go Team

Week Nights, 6:30p

Do you have a burden for lost people? This Go Team is focused on the park and neighborhoods around Clover Ridge Elementary School. Meeting various week nights to meet people and share the gospel.

This Go Team communicates upcoming ministry locations and details through Telegram. Let us know if you are interested in joining and we will add you to the group! Email

Questions:

join this local go team

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

For this year's camp info, click here or e-mail Katie at .

Big Serve

Step across the street!

Every fall we step out into the community and serve those in need in the name of Jesus.

Make a big impact in our communities through acts of service. The day has over 1,000 serving opportunities at over 35 locations suited for all ages, including families with young kids. We even have varying shift times to help you schedule. Projects include painting, landscaping, sorting, organizing, serving the elderly, and more. Invite your small group, friends, family, coworkers, classmates, and neighbors.