Missions

Since the founding of First Evangelical Free Church of Minneapolis in 1884, there has been a strong motivation towards evangelism and missions. Although the congregation was made up of poor ethnic Swedes, from very early on their outreach extended as far as China. In 1890, a group of fifteen young women formed a Foreign Missions Society that helped to support missionaries to Canton.

Over the more than 120 years since the congregation began, scores of members have left to serve Christ's cause in all parts of the world under dozens of missions organizations. And even more missionaries, although not originally part of this church, have been supported in their task of sharing the Good News of the Gospel and caring for the needy across the globe, as well as across the street.

Truly it can be said that First Evangelical Free Church of Minneapolis has not hidden its light under a bushel! 

 

 Our Missionaries | Organizations We Support

Our Missionaries

Alfors2014_web_sm.JPGDavid & Patsy Alfors
ReachGlobal (Cameroon)
Church Planting
missions-axelson_2009_mod_smallTom & Diane Axelson
Jesus Mission 865
missions-rocky&rachelbliss2008smallRocky & Rachel Bliss
Global Fingerprints
Information Technology Specialist & Southeast Asia Advocate
missions-bloomquist_2008_smallHerb & Debra Bloomquist
Camp Shamineau (Minnesota)
Executive Director
missions-boeltl_2007_smallDave Boeltl
DB Ministries (Minnesota & Canada)
Hockey ministry, Music Ministry & Ministry to Native People
Bowman2015_web_smMark & Athlee Bowman
ReachGlobal (Japan)
Church planting, and serving as Country Leader 
Dahlin2015_web_smTimothy & Carolyn Dahlin
LATN (Latin American Training Network) with ReachGlobal (Minnesota) 
KatieD_web_smKatie D
ReachGlobal (Berlin, Germany)
Damon2015-100.JPGBruce & Mary Damon

ReachGlobal (Macau)

Church Planting 

missions-fernandez_2006_smallEnrique and Becky Fernandez
Latin America Training Network (LATN) (Latin America and the US)
To provide training and teaching to Christian leaders in Latin America and the U. S. 
missions-foote_small2007G.P. & Nancy Foote
Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) (Iowa)
College student ministry 
missions-gerhardt_2009_smallJohn & Wendy Gerhardt
Urban Impact Ministries (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Pastor of Castle Rock Community Church & Director of Urban Impact Ministries 
missions-gilbert_2007_smallAndy & Lorna Gilbert
ReachGlobal (Japan)
Church Planting 

missions-grosz-2016-smallJim & Karen Grosz

Youth for Christ (Florida)
Evangelism and nurture of High School Youth 
missions-haglund_2013_smallRoy & Sue Haglund
Missionary Aviation Fellowship (Idaho)
Home Staff for MAF 
missions-harriger_2013_smallTom & Joy Harriger
Cru High School
International Ministries of Cru High School 
missions-harthan_2007_smallDave & Jan Harthan
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Director of Language Program Services for the Americas
Kenadjian2015_web-smGlenn & Teresa Kenadjian
China Outreach Ministries (Florida)
Evangelism of Chinese students studying in the USA 
Mackey2015_web_smRick & Becky Mackey
United World Mission (Dominican Republic)
Helping Dominican Christians grow healthy churches 
missions-manges2013_smallErnest & Donna Manges
ReachGlobal (Philippines)
Theological Education 
missions-nordell_2015_smallBen & Janielle Nordell
ReachGlobal (Cameroon)
(On leave of absence)
Youth ministry and Pediatrician
missions-polland-2016-cropRebekah Polland
Kids Alive International (Dominican Republic)
Sports Ministry
missions-reeve_2013_smallDan & Kimberly Reeve
CSM (New York)
President of CSM (Center for Student Missions) 
missions-robb_2008_smallJohn & Lori Robb
International Prayer Council (New Mexico)
Chairman for the International Prayer Council 
missions-selenga_2011_smallNubako & Claudine Selenga
ReachAfrica (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Team Leader 
Thompson 2015 photo smallJack & Beth Thompson
ReachGlobal (Hungary)
Business Manager & ESL Teacher 
missions-tunberg_2007_smallHeidi Tunberg
ReachGlobal (Minnesota)
MK Care Coordinator - College & Career Age 

 

 

 

 

Organizations We Support

missions-city_life_txtCity Life Center
missions-ces_logo_2004_smallCommunity Emergency Service
CES is dedicated to assisting community people in meeting basic physical, emotional, and spiritual needs in a warm, accepting, and Christ-like manner.
missions-ncd_logoEFCA North Central District
We are interdependent churches, working together to plant, grow, and mobilize healthy churches so every Minnesotan will live under the influence of a healthy church. 
missions-nae_logoNational Association of Evangelicals
The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) is a voluntary association of individuals, denominations, churches, schools and organizations comprised of approximately 43,000 congregations nationwide. 
missions-outpostlogo2010Outpost Ministries
Outpost Ministries has existed for over twenty-nine years to help the sexually and relationally broken find healing and restoration through relationship with Jesus Christ. 
missions-salem_logo2003_smallSalem Evangelical Free Church
Pastor Vidal Quevedo serves at Salem Evangelical Free Church in Minneapolis. The church, located in the Powderhorn-Phillips neighborhood, ministers among the urban poor in a multi-cultural community. Vidal and his wife Lerida have two sons. 
missions-transform_mn_logo2013Transform Minnesota
Transform Minnesota is a regional evangelical network of churches from nine evangelical denominations and is a member of the National Association of Evangelicals. Transform Minnesota was formerly known as the Greater Minnesota Association of Evangelicals and was founded in 1965. 
 

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