“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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  • Arrive Ministries


    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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  • The Dwelling Place


    The Dwelling Place offers safe, transitional housing and Christ-centered supportive services for women & children who have suffered domestic abuse. Our extended-stay program provides a loving community and one-on-one case management to help you discover your new identity: a woman created by God, worthy of love, and beautiful inside and out.

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  • The Reel Hope Project


    To mobilize the faith community to step into adoption, foster care, and prevention efforts.

    We serve as a bridge between Church and State, partnering broadly on both sides to see an end to youth waiting for families. We believe in approaching this need from both ends of the spectrum – preventing kids from entering the system and finding families for kids awaiting adoption.

  • Union Gospel MIssion


    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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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.


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