Missions Fest

Acts 20:24 “I do not count my life of any value or as precious to myself if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the Gospel of the grace of God.”

Our annual Missions Festival celebrates what the Lord has done and is doing around the world and what He is asking us to do for the upcoming year.

As we come to the end of this decade, our Missions Fest focus is to “finish the course.” Paul looked at life as a race, and he was running to win. When Paul was approaching martyrdom he wrote: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.” Can you say that today?

Let’s finish the course, and let's finish 2019 boldly, fearlessly, relentlessly testifying the Gospel to the ends of the earth. There are around 3.19 billion people groups who have not heard the Gospel. We have been given the mission to bring this life-transforming, radical, saving message to the world.

The Gospel is only Good News if it gets there in time.
– Carl Henry

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21 Days of Prayer

“Lord, teach us how to pray.”

Join us on a 21-day journey of prayer for our global missions effort. This will lead up to Fall Missions Fest.

Subscribe to receive a prayer guide each day October 7 through October 27. Text 21DOP to 555888 or use the link below. We hope this time of prayer will prepare our hearts for Missions Fest and give us a renewed love for the world!

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Sunday International Street Festival

Sun, Oct 27 and Nov 3 | Grace Church Eden Prairie

Bring your friends to Missions Sunday! During the service awaken your heart to the lost and hurting around the world and celebrate what God has done around the world this year. Then, stay after the service for an International Street Festival!

Come hungry and enjoy fun international foods from six food truck stations including crepes and mango smoothies! Music, food, and dance will fill the Commons, and there will be fun activities for everyone.

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Prayer and Worship Night

Mon, Oct 28 | Grace Church Eden Prairie, 6:30p-8:30p

Worship and pray for our country and the world with leaders from the National Day Of Prayer.

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Women’s Missions Luncheon

“Living a Life on Mission”

Tue, Oct 29 | Grace Church Eden Prairie, 11:15a-1:15p

Enjoy a global food truck lunch experience in the Commons with your choice of international cuisine for lunch. Immediately following, hear inspiring speaker Wendy Palau in the Chapel.

Wendy Palau shoulders a burden for the lost, born out of her own experience of living apart from Jesus Christ for the first 24 years of her own life on the island of Jamaica. She experienced His radical transformation and now Wendy and her husband, evangelist Andrew Palau, dedicate their lives to serving churches around the world through city-wide evangelistic outreaches.

Meal Cost: $12
Meal Registration Deadline: October 20
*All are welcome to the program starting at 12:15p.

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Inside Scoop: Classified Reports, Stories, and Ice Cream

Fri, Nov 1 | Grace Church Eden Prairie, 6p-8:30p

Get the inside scoop. Find out what is really happening behind the scenes in missions around the world. Persecution of Christians in parts of the world is at near genocide level according to Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. In an increasingly hostile culture, find out what is driving missions efforts.

Come for an unrecorded time where you can hear what can’t be streamed or in print.

Appetizers, coffee, and ice cream will be available. First come first serve.

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Secret Church

Fri, Nov 1 (8:30p) - Sat, Nov 2 (1a) | Grace Church Eden Prairie

All over the world churches meet in homes and, in many places, secret. These churches are made up of just a few faithful believers who have a deep desire to know and worship Jesus. They face dangerous consequences for meeting, so when they gather, they want to make the most of their time. Their church may not look like what you and I are used to.

Secret Church is an intense time of studying the Bible and prayer for Christians around the world facing persecution. BBC News recently published an article saying that persecution of Christians around the world is at a near genocide level. Secret Church is not for the uncommitted or the faint of heart, but if you want to know God deeply and pray for our suffering brothers and sisters, then Secret Church was designed for you.

The goal of Secret Church is not to learn for one night. It is to pray radical prayers together, to learn together, and to take what we experienced and become more faithful disciples of Jesus, taking the Gospel across the street and around the world . . . even in places where it is difficult and dangerous to share your faith.

We will end our time with fellowship and pancakes.

* An event adapted from David Platt’s Radical Secret Church

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Get Involved

Host a Missionary for Dinner

Get to know our missionaries on a personal level. Host a missionary for dinner during Fall Mission Fest. You, your small group, or a group of friends will enjoy a time of fellowship with these special guests.

Host a Missionary for dinner

Carry a Flag in the Processional

Be a part of the flag processional on Sunday, October 27 and Sunday, November 3. Honor our missionaries and inspire our congregation by representing the nations. The flag processional has a long history of stirring our congregation to get a broader vision for what God is doing around the world.

Rehearsal is strongly encouraged on Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30p-7:30p.

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Sunday International Street Fest Volunteers

Be a part of this exciting morning. Join in the celebration of what God is doing around the world and eat some amazing international food. This year we are excited to offer a food truck experience. A team of amazing volunteers have created six replica food truck trailers for us to serve ethnic dishes from a variety of countries. This exciting morning will need a lot of support, and we would love to have you on the team! Plus, you get a super cool t-shirt!

Volunteer at International Street Festival

Other Opportunities

With a full week of events, we need helpers in all sorts of areas including set-up and tear-down, Sunday volunteers, and more.

Volunteer During Fall Missions Fest