Mission Statement

We wish to follow Christ, when he says in Matthew 28:19 “… go and make disciples of all nations …”   This means not only abroad but also in our own backyards.  We pray for each member/small group of our church to adopt one or more of our missionary groups.  Pray for them, befriend them, support them.  Ask God how he wants to use you in His plan.  We pray He gives you the strength to step out however He has called you.  1 Peter 4:10 says, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”  What gifts are you being called to use?

Dear Lord, we ask that you open our hearts to hear what You want us to do, give us discernment to follow the next steps, and the courage to take those steps.  We pray You use us to show others Your love, grace, and promise.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen

Matthew 28:19-20  “19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

1 Peter 4:10 “10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

Find Your Mission

Fred & Cindy Cressman | fred.cressman@efca.org

Malawi, Africa

Community Impact Malawi

VISION STATEMENT:  Community Impact Malawi exists to transform communities by educating, modeling, euipping and training young people and emerging leaders to understand, embrace and live out a passion for the lifestyle of Jesus Christ.

This mission will be accomplished through the avenues of authentic Christian community, discipleship training, education, leadership mentoring and acts of compassion and community development.”


  • For God’s provision in raising our additional financial support needs.
  • That our hearts be refined and molded in the way God wants.
  • For the nation of Malawi and for the safety, protection and provision of all our ministry friends working with us in Malawi.
  • That we receive everything God is teaching us;  How to Trust, Rest, Serve, Wait, and Depend on Christ.
John & Wendy Gerhardt | johng@urbanimpact.org

New Orleans, Louisiana

Urban Impact

VISION STATEMENT:   “It is in the Central City of New Orleans that UIM strives every day to create a neighborhood where kids can ride their bikes. Our desire is to make disciples of Christ who bring transformation to their families, friends, neighborhoods and their city.”


  • The addition of an African American female to join our staff to concentrate on evangelism and discipleship with the young girls and women in our community.
  • God’s kingdom to be boldly proclaimed
  • Provision to not just sustain but grow the ministry.
  • For wisdom and direction in future partnerships to grow the ministry and relaunch Castle Rock Community Church.

Mission Jamaica

VISION STATEMENT:   A Mission Jamaica trip combines a service project with time for reflection and spiritual rest. It allows a person to experience an international mission field that is close to home, yet far enough away to immerse into another culture for a week. Mission Jamaica provides a way for us to love and serve our neighbor as Jesus taught us through his love and service to others.


  • Pray for the health and well being of our missionaries and the people of Jamaica.
  • Pray we are able to resume our missions and travel to Jamaica to build Ja’Bodes, visit West Haven and Clifton Boys home and the many other ministries we serve.

Camp Shamineau
Motley, Minnesota

MISSION STATEMENT:  “To create camping experiences for youth for the purpose of:

  • Sharing the Gospel of Christ
  • Encouraging growth in Christ
  • Providing training for the Christian Leaders of Tomorrow,”


“It is our belief that Christian camping is one of the most effective evangelism and Christian education tools the church has.  Shamineau Ministries exists to support the church and is committed to providing programs that advance that goal.”


Lakes Area Pregnancy Support Center
Brainerd, Minnesota

VISION STATEMENT:  “To provide life-affirming alternatives to abortion and to provide the life-changing message of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the women and men they serve.”


  • Helping clients to understand that abortion is not an easy, quick fix. 
  • Getting clients who are abortion minded to come in and meet with us and get an ultrasound, and to choose life. 
  • The most important prayer concern is that they would choose Jesus for eternal life and salvation.

MN Adult and Teen Challenge
Brainerd, Minnesota

For nearly 30 years, Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge has been restoring hope to teens and adults struggling with drug and alcohol addition. They are one of the largest, most effective and most affordable programs in the nation with campuses in the Twin Cities, Brainerd, Duluth, Rochester and Buffalo, Minnesota.


Providing both Long and Short term programs, as well as Outpatient programs, that combine faith and evidence based treatment approaches to serve both teens and adults ages 16 and above.

MN Christian Broadcasters, Inc.
Brainerd & St. Cloud, Minnesota

The Word and The Pulse are non-commercial, listener-supported radio stations.  We are 104.3 “The Pulse” in the Brainerd Lakes Area and 91.5 & 102.7 “The Word” in St. Cloud and Pequot Lakes.  

Since 1978 our goal has been to broadcast music, teaching and talk programs and features filled with accurate, sound Biblical content.

MISSION STATEMENT:    “To serve Central Minnesota listeners by Evangelizing with the Gospel, Equipping for living the Christian faith and Encouraging through building relationships”.

Lee & Dan Shelstad | truenorthranch.org

True North Ranch Ministries
Merrifield, Minnesota

VISION STATEMENT:   “To provide a safe and positive experience for children, families and individuals to embrace the hope and love of Jesus Christ in an authentic western environment. TNR’s desire is to provide an environment full of learning and growing in all the Lord provides in the midst of seeking healing.”


  • Please continue to pray for us, the guests that participate, the animals on the ranch and for the Lord’s protection! 
  • Thank you dearly for pouring your love and shouldering with us.

Rising Hope Foundation and
The Freedom Ranch
Brainerd, Minnesota

MISSION STATEMENT:   “Providing shelter and healing while igniting hope and restoration to those freed from the abuses of human trafficking”


Through strategic placement of future Freedom Ranches,

Rising Hope Foundation will provide not only healing but community awareness and education through our extensive marketing campaigns that will help to end human trafficking in their communities.

The Freedom Ranch provides the opportunity for businesses, individuals, and local organizations to come together as a community for a common cause through monetary donations, building materials, volunteerism, and job creation.

These relationships formed will be the foundation in each community for continued growth and sustainability.


Smile Again Ministries
Crosslake, Minnesota


It’s never easy to experience the death of a child. At Whitetail Lodge, located near Crosslake, Minnesota, Smile Again Ministries offers the opportunity to heal in a warm, friendly environment. Together, we will help you and your family navigate the uncharted territories that often accompany grief.