“Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” Amos 5:24

Emmanuel’s Outreach efforts exist to build relational opportunities that encourage holistic healing for individuals and the community in Jesus’ Name.

For specific ways to Reach Out to those around us to help with the Covid-19 crisis, click here.

  • 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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  • Trafficking Justice

    We are committed to partnering with multiple organizations to abolish sexual exploitation and trafficking in Minnesota. We do this by equipping, connecting, and mobilizing volunteers from church communities in areas of prevention, intervention, restoration, and prayer, based on a foundation of faith, compassion, and justice.
  • 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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  • Quincy House


    Quincy House offers hope, guidance, and unconditional love.

    Today’s youth need stability.  They need a safe place to learn and thrive. Quincy House is a place where at-risk youth can get one-on-one attention, mentoring, tutoring, job training, and the practical life skills essential to creating brighter futures.

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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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  • Safe Families MN


    Safe Families for Children hosts vulnerable children and creates extended support for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and families intact. Safe Families comes alongside parents in crisis and trains volunteers to be a temporary home of respite for these parents. Additional volunteers are trained to support volunteers who are providing the respite and to be parent mentors and coaches.

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Local & Urban Engagement

Emmanuel has been committed to reaching out in substantive, tangible ways from day one.

We have people:

  • Serving Refugees
  • Helping the homeless
  • Encouraging those incarcerated
  • Volunteering in public schools
  • Providing classes and groups on Boundaries, encouraging emotional health
  • Leading Alpha International evangelism classes
  • Teaching Financial Peace University

There are so many ways you can be involved in sharing God’s love and the message of the Gospel. We desire to be a part of transformation and healing. We need it. Others need it. Our communities need it. We realize this takes time. Let’s do the hard work of long-term relationships to make it happen.

If you would like to find your fit, contact our Director of Outreach, Bekah Backman.


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