Parachurch Directory

These are Christian organizations assisting local churches
Covers only organizations having a physical presence in Twin Cities metro
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.
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.
Arrive Ministries
Refugee reception and placement services (part of Transform Minnesota).
World-wide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18.
Bethany Christian Services
Demonstrating the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting children, empowering youth, and strengthening families through quality social services.
Bible Study Fellowship
Bible study classes meet in local churches
Blessing House
A unique home-like community center dedicated to nurturing spirit and body; guests find a place of belonging, enriched conversation and friendship.
Breaking Free
Helping women and girls escape systems of prostitution and sexual exploitation through Christian advocacy, direct services, housing and education.
Breakthrough Ministries
Serving the homeless and poor in Minneapolis; helping Christians plan outreach events with friends, small groups, missional communities and churches.
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.
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.
Catholic Eldercare
Care, housing and services needed by older adults to continue living fully with dignity in an intentionally created caring community.
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.
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.
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.
Christian Legal Society of Minnesota
A fellowship of lawyers, judges, law professors, and law students seeking to live out our faith in our profession.
Christian Recovery Center
Professional Christian counseling to provide hope, healing and freedom from the life experiences of physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
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.
Information and training site for Twin Cities church leaders; for church growth, better information makes better leaders.
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.
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.
Connected Families
Providing biblically-based live and virtual mentoring that brings hope to your family
Cradle of Hope
Providing financial aid to women and babies in crisis, especially women who might not choose life because of financial pressures.
Campus Crusade for Christ; win, build and send Christ-centered disciples.
Damacus Way
Christian halfway house program serving men with criminal histories (part of Transform Minnesota).
To equip urban youth to develop physical, academic, social and spiritual excellence through long-term mentoring relationsjhps from elementary years through high school graduation.
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.
Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness
Engaging our congregations and communities in the work to end homelessness; inspire, educate, advocate, serve.
Elevate Life
Assist pregnancy resource centers and clinics in reducing abortion, STDs and relational poverty.
Evolve Adoption & Family Services
Adoption, foster care, pregnancy support, youth services, therapeutic support and education.
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.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
For coaches, athletes and fans, uniting two passions – faith and athletics – to impact the world for Christ.
Forefront Experience
Training and internships for disciple-making among unreached people groups in Twin Cities, particularly immigrants and international students.
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.
Good Cities
Leadership development that advances the gospel by working toward the common good; to discover, support and serve vibrant cities.
Hill Cities
A community of spirit-filled leaders compassionately engaged with God’s mission in the workplace.
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.
A local vehicle for congregations, clergy and people of faith to act collectively toward racial and economic equality.
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.
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.
Merge Twin Cities
Outreach to nearly one million un-churched first and second-generation immigrants in Twin Cities through Prayer-Care-Share movement.
Metro Hope
A residential, Christ-centered, drug and alcohol recovery program serving men, women and mothers with children.
Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge
Restoring hope to people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.
Minnesota Association of Christian Counselors
Training, connection and collaboration for the Christian Mental Health profession in Minnesota.
Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators
Providing Christian home educators with information, facilitating and safeguarding the home education opportunity and assisting parents.
Minnesota Association of Church Facility Managers
An association of church facility managers who work together in findings solutions for greater efficiency and effectiveness.
Minnesota Council of Churches
Building strong communities by connecting Christian, religious leaders and denominations.
Minnesota Family Council
Strong families, community and cuulture through Christ.
Mobile Hope
Building a culture of achievement and hope in mobile home communities through education, healthy activities, connection to resources, and faith development.
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.
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.
Navigators MN
Focuses on developing disciples in personal relationships and small groups, encouraging spiritual growth across life stages.
New Life Family Services
Adoption services, pregnancy help and healing after abortion.
Pilgrim Center for Reconciliation
Bringing hope and healing by renewing individuals, restoring relationships, and revitalizing communities through the ministry of racial reconciliation.
R3 Collaborative
Renewal-Recovery-Reentry, support after addiction treatment or reentry after incarceration, an local association of members and affiliates.
Reign Ministries
A non-denominational student missions and discipleship organization; also train youth workers to minister in their local churches.
Become the man God wants you to be; cohort groups.
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.
Search Twin Cities
Facilitating meaningful examination of ultimate issues concerning life and God for an intellectually robust faith.
Anti-trafficking ministry empowers the at-risk and unreached to make a break from the past and build foundations for the future.
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.
Programs are designed to meet social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual needs of at-risk teens.
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/
Union Gospel Mission
Help for the homeless, poor and addicted in the Twin Cities through meals, shelter, recovery, education and job training programs.
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.
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.
Urban Ventures
A faith-based community organization in South Minneapolis serving one of the most under-resourced neighborhoods in the metro.
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.
Youth Leadership
Ministry training and certification programs with family-based approach for children and youth leaders.
Youth Works
Life-changing, Christ-centered mission trips for youth, churches and families.
Equips the Hispanic Church in resourcing and empowering leaders and families in spiritual formation for the next generation.
IDEA: Referral list
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