Local Outreach

Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15 NKJV

Local Programs/Services we give financially to:

Refugee Ministry: God in His love, goodness, and sovereignty has brought the nations to us, to our backdoor, so that we would love and shine Jesus to them. Arrive Ministries is seeking to carry out God’s command to welcome and bring lifelong transformation to refugees and immigrants in Minnesota.

Maybe you will have a chance to be further engaged with refugees. Do it. Take the risk. The Bible tells us if we are in danger for our lives and are innocent, that we are to provide the foreigner a city of refuge or a safe place to go.

We are to welcome the strangers in our land and serve the vulnerable among us (Mark 12:30-31; Deuteronomy 24:17; Joshua 20:1-6; Matthew 25; Exodus 23:9; Hebrews 13:1-2). Clearly, this is an issue that cannot be ignored. It must not be faced in ignorance, either.

The three “R”-s of the Refugee Ministry – Respond, Restore, Redeem – are the key components to this ministry.

  1. Respond – This is the effort of coming alongside Refugees because “he first loved us” (1 John 4:19)! We show the love of Jesus and meet physical and emotional needs of the families.
  2. Restore – This is the effort of coming alongside our friends so they can “succeed” in America! We help them integrate into society and become contributing members of it.
  3. Redeem – This is the effort of coming alongside, communicating and leading them into what it means to be part of the family of the one true God through Jesus!