Parachurch Directory

These are Christian organizations assisting local churches
Covers only organizations having a physical presence in Twin Cities metro
Alpha
A series of interactive sessions that explore the basics of the Christian faith, introducing people to the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions; chapters meet in local churches.
http://alphausa.org
Amplify Ministry Group
Connecting Christians in the marketplace with emerging, faith-based ministries to amplify Kingdom impact; advising and coaching ministries after collection of intricate details of their operations.
http://amplifymission.org
Arrive Ministries
Refugee reception and placement services (part of Transform Minnesota).
http://arriveministries.org
Awana
World-wide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18.
http://awana.org
Bethany Christian Services
Demonstrating the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families through quality social services.
http://www.bethany.org
Bible Study Fellowship
Bible study classes meet in local churches
http://bsfinternational.org
Blessing House
A unique home-like community center dedicated to nurturing spirit and body; guests find a place of belonging, enriched conversation and friendship.
http://theblessinghousemn.org
Breaking Free
Helping women and girls escape systems of prostitution and sexual exploitation through Christian advocacy, direct services, housing and education.
http://breakingfree.net
Breakthrough Ministries
Serving the homeless and poor in Minneapolis; helping Christians plan outreach events with friends, small groups, missional communities and churches.
http://breakthroughminneapolis.org
CBMC
To present Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to business and professional men and to develop Christian business and professional men to carry out The Great Commission; eight Twin Cities chapters.
http://northland.cbmc.com
Catholic Charities
Thirty-six different programs to serve those most in need and to advocate for justice in the community; preventing poverty, meeting basic needs in time of crisis and creating pathways out of poverty.
http://cctwincities.org
Catholic Eldercare
Care, housing and services needed by older adults to continue living fully with dignity in an intentionally created caring community.
http://catholiceldercare.org
Celebrate Recovery
A Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for people struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind; local chapters in local churches.
http://celebraterecovery.com
Christian Business Network
A network of Christ-followers seeking to prosper in our professions, make trustworthy connections, serve people with excellence, and maximize our God-given potential.
http://christianbusinessnetwork.com
Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf
Serving people living in the Woodbury/Maplewood area; relies heavily on volunteers to pick up food, sort and stock donations and serve clients.
http://ccefs.org
Christian Legal Society of Minnesota
A fellowship of lawyers, judges, law professors, and law students seeking to live out our faith in our profession.
http://www.clsofminnesota.org
Christian Recovery Center
Professional Christian counseling to provide hope, healing and freedom from the life experiences of physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
http://christianrecoverycenter.org
Christos Center for Spiritual Formation
A welcoming community of individuals who practice and teach contemplative spirituality through time-honored traditions of silence, solitude, reflection, prayer, retreat, pilgrimage and spiritual direction.
http://christoscenter.org
ChurchFacts.com
Information and training site for Twin Cities church leaders; for church growth, better information makes better leaders.
http://churchfacts.com
City Vision
Primary source of statistical data on Twin Cities churches and culture; publishes the 185-page CityView Report; helps local churches Identify ethnic, religious and cultural trends; connects churches to needs, trends and opportunities through partnerships, events and education.
http://cityvisiontc.org
Community Bible Study
Bible studies for all age groups and stages of life, from classes for toddlers and teens to classes for adults who are single and married; International organization with dozens of classes in Twin Cites.
http://communitybiblestudy.org/get-connected/
Connected Families
Providing biblically-based live and virtual mentoring that brings hope to your family
http://connectedfamilies.org
Cradle of Hope
Providing financial aid to women and babies in crisis, especially women who might not choose life because of financial pressures.
http://cradleofhope.org
Cru
Campus Crusade for Christ; win, build and send Christ-centered disciples.
http://cru.org
Damacus Way
Christian halfway house program serving men with criminal histories (part of Transform Minnesota).
http://damascusway.com
Dinomights
To equip urban youth to develop physical, academic, social and spiritual excellence through long-term mentoring relationsjhps from elementary years through high school graduation.
http://dinomights.com
Discover Your City Tours
Nine different Discover Your City Tours show how Twin Cities metro has changed and how the Church is responding; meet and greet ethnic immigrant neighbors and shop and eat in immersion experience in ethnic markets, stores and restaurants; over 25,000 people have taken these tours, a ministry of CityVision.
http://cityvisiontc.org/discover-your-city-tours/
Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness
Engaging our congregations and communities in the work to end homelessness; inspire, educate, advocate, serve.
http://dceh.org
Elevate Life
Assist pregnancy resource centers and clinics in reducing abortion, STDs and relational poverty.
http://tlcoptions.org
Evolve Adoption & Family Services
Adoption, foster care, pregnancy support, youth services, therapeutic support and education.
http://hopeadoptionservices.org
Feed My Starving Children
On behalf of local churches, and in local churches, kids and adults of all ages hand-pack nutritious MannaPack meals specifically designed to assist in reversing and preventing undernutrition throughout the world.
http://fmsc.org
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
For coaches, athletes and fans, uniting two passions – faith and athletics – to impact the world for Christ.
http://fca.org
Forefront Experience
Training and internships for disciple-making among unreached people groups in Twin Cities, particularly immigrants and international students.
http://forefrontexperience.com/minnesota
Freedom Works
Safe and encouraging living environment that guides men coming out of addictions and/or incarceration into new relationships, positive support systems and Christ-centered studies; resources for career development and housing stability.
http://myfreedomworks.com
Good Cities
Leadership development that advances the gospel by working toward the common good; to discover, support and serve vibrant cities.
http://goodcities.net
Hill Cities
A community of spirit-filled leaders compassionately engaged with God’s mission in the workplace.
http://hillcities.org
Hope United CDC
A 'Catalyst of Hope' in North Minneapolis. Connects people, organizations and resources to transform the community. Conducts Bridge of Reconciliation, a monthly luncheon for pastors and church and community leaders for work on behalf of children and poor of North Minneapolis.
http://hopeunitedcdc.org
Isaiah
A local vehicle for congregations, clergy and people of faith to act collectively toward racial and economic equality.
http://isaiah-mn.org
Lutheran Social Service
Expresses the love of Christ for all people through service that inspires hope, changes lives and builds community; over 2,300 staff workers support one in 65 people in metro and state through a comprehensive range of innovative services and networks.
http://lssmn.org
Mentor Corps
The Corps is made up of men and women trained and coached to mentor a holistic Christian approach to renewal, recovery and reentry for people coming out of addictions and incarceration.
http://thementorcorps.org
Merge Twin Cities
Outreach to nearly one million un-churched first and second-generation immigrants in Twin Cities through Prayer-Care-Share movement.
http://mergetwincities.org
Metro Hope
A residential, Christ-centered, drug and alcohol recovery program serving men, women and mothers with children.
http://metrohope.org
Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge
Restoring hope to people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.
http://mntc.org
Minnesota Association of Christian Counselors
Training, connection and collaboration for the Christian Mental Health profession in Minnesota.
http://yourmacc.com
Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators
Providing Christian home educators with information, facilitating and safeguarding the home education opportunity and assisting parents.
http://mache.org
Minnesota Association of Church Facility Managers
An association of church facility managers who work together in findings solutions for greater efficiency and effectiveness.
http://macfm.org
Minnesota Council of Churches
Building strong communities by connecting Christian, religious leaders and denominations.
http://mnchurches.org
Minnesota Family Council
Strong families, community and cuulture through Christ.
http://mfc.org
Mobile Hope
Building a culture of achievement and hope in mobile home communities through education, healthy activities, connection to resources, and faith development.
http://mobilehopemn.org
National Association of Church Business Administration
North Central chapter; serves the Church by advancing professional excellence in individuals serving Christ through administration in local churches.
http://nacbancc.org
National Christian Foundation
Mobilizing resources by inspiring Biblical generosity; helping families with strategies for cash and non-cash giving; largest Christian grantmaker in the world.
http://ncfgiving.com
Navigators MN
Focuses on developing disciples in personal relationships and small groups, encouraging spiritual growth across life stages.
http://navigators.org
New Life Family Services
Adoption services, pregnancy help and healing after abortion.
http://nlfs.org
Pilgrim Center for Reconciliation
Bringing hope and healing by renewing individuals, restoring relationships, and revitalizing communities through the ministry of racial reconciliation.
http://pilgrimcenter.org
R3 Collaborative
Renewal-Recovery-Reentry, support after addiction treatment or reentry after incarceration, an local association of members and affiliates.
http://r3collaborative.org
Reign Ministries
A non-denominational student missions and discipleship organization; also train youth workers to minister in their local churches.
https://reignministries.org
Resolute
Become the man God wants you to be; cohort groups.
http://beresolute.org
Salvation Army
Extends helping hand to peope in crisis through various programs and services; operates Salvation Army stores across the metro; disaster team responds to emergencies.
http://salvationarmynorth.com
Search Twin Cities
Facilitating meaningful examination of ultimate issues concerning life and God for an intellectually robust faith.
http://twincities.searchnational.org
Source
Anti-trafficking ministry empowers the at-risk and unreached to make a break from the past and build foundations for the future.
http://sourcemn.org
Transform Minnesota
Connect Christian leaders and assist churches; also the parent organization of Damasus Way, Arrive Ministries and New Life Family Services, associated with National Association of Evangelicals.
http://transformmn.org
TreeHouse
Programs are designed to meet social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual needs of at-risk teens.
http://treehouseyouth.org
Twin Cities Christian Legal Aid
Legal aid clinics at First Covenant Church, Metro Hope Recovery Ministry, Union Gospel Mission and St. John's Lutheran Church/
http://christianlegalaid.org
Union Gospel Mission
Help for the homeless, poor and addicted in the Twin Cities through meals, shelter, recovery, education and job training programs.
http://ugmtc.org
UpWorks
Celebrating and developing each person's God-given potential to contribute to our world; develop relationships to connect people with resources to gain hope and improve their lives.
http://upworksmn.org
Urban Homeworks
Perpetuate the hope of Jesus Christ through innovative community development that produces equitable, dignified housing, a strategic network of good neighbors, and the redemptive development of real estate, using strategy of catalyzing powerful community leaders.
http://urbanhomeworks.com
Urban Ventures
A faith-based community organization in South Minneapolis serving one of the most under-resourced neighborhoods in the metro.
http://urbanventures.org
Young Life
Guide young people towards Jesus Christ and inspire them to live the life God created them to live; 70 leaders; 250 students coming to weekly club.
http://minneapolis.younglife.org
Youth Leadership
Ministry training and certification programs with family-based approach for children and youth leaders.
http://youthleadership.org
Youth Works
Life-changing, Christ-centered mission trips for youth, churches and families.
http://youthworks.com
e625
Equips the Hispanic Church in resourcing and empowering leaders and families in spiritual formation for the next generation.
http://e625.com
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