Assists new ELCA outreach ministries on the territory of (or adjacent to) the synod, in partnership with the ELCA churchwide organization.
These ministries are reaching out to serve specific community needs: Native Americans in the Cass Lake/Bemidji area; helping create worship communities in Hawley and Frazee, and at the lake in Alexandria; and walking with people in recovery in Crookston.
Contact: Rev. Keith Zeh, Director of Evangelical Mission in Northwestern MN and Eastern ND
Living Grace Lutheran Church is an ELCA ministry start. Their mission is “to listen and worship the word of God in the ELCA tradition.”
Peoples Church is a multicultural congregation of the ELCA with a special emphasis on spiritual and physical outreach to people living in poverty in the Bemidji area. Radical hospitality and inclusion is definitely practiced here, where everyone is someone and Jesus is seen in the neighbor.
Waters of Grace is a community of faith and mission development ministry planted in the community of Frazee in 2010 as a result of statistical data revealing a large population of unchurched in this area that was without an ELCA presence.