“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” -Matthew 28:19

The good news is too good to keep to ourselves. We’re committed to bringing hope and healing to this broken world.

One of the defining characteristics of our approach to outreach is our belief that relationships are central to real and lasting transformation. Below you’ll find a sampling of organizations that we partner with to…

Help at-risk youth in Juarez, Mexico

Identify, equip, and support missionaries

Combat human trafficking locally and around the globe

Respond to crises where immediate relief is needed

Invest in long-term development initiatives

Bring clean water to those without access

Start and strengthen churches

And more…

  • The Evangelical Covenant Church

    National & International Partner

    Emmanuel is a member of the Covenant family of churches and we invest relationally and financially in our shared mission. The Covenant Denomination is a rapidly growing, multi-ethnic movement that unites more than 850 congregations in the US and Canada and plants two new church a week! Covenant World Mission has missionaries serving in about 30 countries. Covenant World Relief provides immediate relief and is committed the ongoing process of restoration and development.

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  • The Northwest Conference

    Regional Partner

    Emmanuel also invests relationally and financially in the shared mission of the Northwest Conference. The Northwest Conference networks and provides support for Covenant churches in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.  Together we equip church leaders, plant new churches, and assist in church revitalization efforts. We share resources, collaborate in ministry, offer special events for families, children, teens and more.

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  • Covenant Pines Bible Camp

    Regional Partner

    We are part-owners of Covenant Pines Bible Camp. CPBC is a place where people have experienced Christ in an outdoor setting since 1954. The camp covers 140 acres and is nestled between two lakes near McGregor, Minnesota. We’re honored to partner with and financially support this life-changing ministry. We utilize Covenant Pines for events that we host as a church, participate in events that they host has a camp, provide volunteers, and several of us rent their cabins for getaways.

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  • Emmanuel Kingdom Ministries

    International Partner

    Sharing a name and a special relationship with this remarkable ministry keeps us anchored to the fundamentals of our faith. Emmanuel Kingdom Ministries in Juarez, Mexico provides a God-centered environment, holistic care, quality education and a safe and loving home for some of city’s most vulnerable children. We partner with this oasis of hope through child sponsorship drives, collaborative projects, development initiatives, vision trips and more.

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    Watch “The Lindseys’ Story” Video

  • Trafficking Justice

    Local
    We are committed to partnering with multiple organizations to abolish sexual exploitation and trafficking in Minnesota. We do this by equipping, connecting, and mobilizing volunteers from church communities in areas of prevention, intervention, restoration, and prayer, based on a foundation of faith, compassion, and justice.
  • Union Gospel MIssion

    Local

    A Christian ministry dedicated to serving people facing homelessness, poverty, or addiction in our community.  By meeting physical, spiritual, emotional, and educational needs, our Mission is changing lives!

    Our goal is to encourage each person to value themselves as God values them, to see the gifts they have to offer the world, and to help them seek out a bright future as a fully contributing member of our community.

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  • Quincy House

    Local

    Quincy House offers hope, guidance, and unconditional love.

    Today’s youth need stability.  They need a safe place to learn and thrive. Quincy House is a place where at-risk youth can get one-on-one attention, mentoring, tutoring, job training, and the practical life skills essential to creating brighter futures.

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  • Arrive Ministries

    Local

    Refugee Life Ministries (RLM), a ministry of Arrive Ministries, empowers churches to walk alongside refugee families with the love of Christ. We desire life transformation for refugees and the church. Teams of 6-15 people from churches are equipped to love their refugee friends holistically as they build genuine friendships, walk with them as they adjust to life in the U.S., assist with practical needs, and share the good news of Jesus through their lives.

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  • Safe Families MN

    Local

    Safe Families for Children hosts vulnerable children and creates extended support for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and families intact. Safe Families comes alongside parents in crisis and trains volunteers to be a temporary home of respite for these parents. Additional volunteers are trained to support volunteers who are providing the respite and to be parent mentors and coaches.

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Local & Urban Engagement

The Scriptures cast a vision for a community that makes a real impact in the lives of those around them. From day one, we’ve been challenging one another to reach out in real, substantive ways.

We invite you to join us as we…

  • Volunteer in local schools
  • Build relationships with refugee families
  • Serve meals and learn people’s stories at area homeless shelters
  • Engage in racial reconciliation and righteousness efforts
  • Help kids find safe and caring homes
  • Visit and encourage those who are incarcerated
  • Become inspired and better equipped to share our faith with our neighbors, family, coworkers, and friends
  • Offer helpful classes, groups, and courses like Alpha, Boundaries, Financial Peace University, and Seminars on marriage, parenting, conflict resolution, and anxiety

Over the years, we’ve found that long-term relationships are foundational to long-term impact. Everyone can’t be engaged in everything. At Emmanuel, you’ll be encouraged to pursue a mile-deep vs. mile-wide approach. If you don’t yet have a God-honoring cause that you’re an advocate for, we’d love to introduce you to ways that you can join us in bringing hope and healing in Jesus’ name.

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Recommended Resources

While we don’t endorse every sentence on every page, the following resources can give you a sense for the passion that we have and the direction that we’re headed when it comes to reaching out in Jesus’ Name to those who are lost and hurting…

  • When Helping Hurts

    Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert
  • The Hole In Our Gospel

    Richard Stearns
  • The Externally Focused Church

    Rick Rusaw & Eric Swanson
  • Toxic Charity

    Robert D. Lupton
  • Same Kind of Different as Me

    Ron Hall & Denver Moore
  • Make It Zero: The Movement To Safeguard Every Child

    Mary Frances Bowley
  • Seeking Refuge: On The Shores Of The Global Refugee Crisis

    Stephan Bauman, Matthew Soerens, and Dr Issam Smeir
  • You Welcomed Me: Loving Refugees And Immigrants Because God First Loved Us

    Kent Annan
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