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         MISSIONS

SCOTT FOSTER

Executive Pastor

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The Grove takes the Great Commission seriously, and believes that God has given us the opportunity to “Go” to reach and serve the world for His purpose. Our passion is to make disciples of Jesus Christ around the world. To see lost people, follow Jesus and found people grow. To accomplish this task, we have more than 15 missionary international partners and non-profit organizations that we work with. The other part of strategic partnership is the role we play as Christians Followers of Christ at The Grove can live on mission through a simple Go path  - pray, give and go. 

PRAY 

At The Grove, we believe that the first step into mission, is to pray. One of the most practical ways to step into Mission either globally or locally is to begin praying for God’s work and will to be done. Pray for our missionary partners and pray for how God could use your life, are great places to start.

GIVE

Everything we have belongs to God. Giving is a great way to not only engage in missions globally or locally, but a way for us to be aware of how our specific resources are helping fulfill the Great Commission. Our church has dedicated 10% of its budget for missions and your giving goes to support our ongoing local and global efforts. Your above and beyond giving goes to support short-term trips and special projects that will help us finish the task of reaching the world both at home and abroad.  

GO

This isn’t a kind suggestion it is a command in God’s Word, it is assumed for all Christians. We want disciples at The Grove to go into their neighborhoods, their communities and the world. We provide opportunities both locally and globally to be able to go and have church wide opportunities to go together.  If you are interested in either local or global missions look at the annual opportunities provided below or contact our missions team through Pastor Scott.

LOCAL MISSIONS

We believe that service is a lifestyle and we want serving to be an integral part of our lives. By serving our neighbors in the greater Twin Cities area we have learned that the most valuable thing we can bring to a person is the time that we spend with them. We just need to show up where God is already at work and be ready to offer the greatest gift of all, the love and truth of Christ, offered through us.

Contact: Scott Foster | scottf@mygrovechurch.org

Serve Opportunities

BAGS OF HOPE

Pick up a Bag in the Lobby on November 29

ReturnYour Filled Bag by December 13

Our desire is to provide hope and encouragement to families in our community during this holiday season. Each person/family from our church can pick up a bag, provided by the church, then purchase and fill the bag with holiday items from the provided list, adding a holiday encouragement card and one $25 gift card from Target, Cub Foods or Walmart. The bags must be returned to the church by Sunday, December 13.

 
Grove Community Partners

Get involved with our Community Partners by looking for various opportunities to serve and share as a church. To volunteer or find out more contact Scott Foster at scottf@mygrovechurch.org, or visit their website. 

LOCAL SCHOOL PARTNERS

 Zanewood Community School

We partner with several current local Osseo schools and Zanewood Community School in Brooklyn Center. Partner with us as we participate in a resource drives to provide resources for kids who have needs in our district schools, and volunteering in specific roles within the schools during the school year.

 

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GLOBAL MISSIONS

The assignment God has given His church is a worldwide assignment. We desire to be a part of what God is doing around the globe, and encouraging and partnering with our global partners on Short Term trips. We offer several mission trips for people at The Grove to participate in, so as you pray if God may be sending you, consider turning in an application for one of our short term opportunities. Trips happen during the winter, or in the summer; check out options presented below or email scottf@mygrovechurch.org to see when the next trips are heading out and to get more information.

Pray for Our Missionaries

Our missionaries greatly appreciate both the prayers and financial support provided by The Grove Church. Pray for wisdom, focus and fruit in ministry. Ask the Lord to encourage, protect and provide for each one.

U.S. BASED PARTNERS

NEIL & SUE G.– Navigators, Colorado

DAVID & COURTNEY KASEN - Chi-Alpha, UMC 

STEVE & JOYCE NEUBAUER - ReachGlobal, Crisis Response

DAN MILES – Timber Bay, Minnesota

DAN & DEBBY MINELL – Here's Life Inner City, New York City

ROB & JACKIE PASSER – ReachGlobal, Crisis Response

GLOBAL PARTNERS & PROJECTS

JEN BLEVINS – ReachGlobal, Haiti

DENNY & NICOLE deBRUYN – ReachGlobal, Germany

VLODIMIR & OXANA DICOI - Cru, Moldova

STEVE & LIZ SPELLMAN – ReachGlobal, Southern Brazil & Haiti

MIKE & LINDA GUNDERSON - ReachGlobal, Southern Brazil & Haiti

ANONYMOUS WORKERS – South East, Asia

ANONYMOUS WORKERS – TEAM, Middle East

ANONYMOUS WORKERS - Global Teams

Please visit the serve page to fill out the form to be personally contacted. 

Interested in serving with a Local or Global Partner? 

For more information, contact Scott Foster at scottf@mygrovechurch.org.

THE GROVE CHURCH • 8585 Rice Lake Road • Maple Grove, MN 55369 • 763.420.6485 • SERVICES Sundays 9:00 & 10:45am

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