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.
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.
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.
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.
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Grove Community Partnerships
Get involved with our Community Partner events by looking for various opportunities highlighted, giving us the opportunity to serve and share as a church. To volunteer or find out more contact Scott Foster at email@example.com, or contact them directly.
LOCAL SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS
Zanewood Community School
Join us as we partner with several current local Osseo schools and launch a new site, Zanewood Community School this summer. Partner as we host prayer tours for our local partners, participate in a resource drive to provide resources for kids who have needs in our district schools and begin volunteering in specific roles within the schools which began this past fall of 2018.
ZANEWOOD HOLIDAY BLAST
We are offering a free event this Christmas for families in need at
Zanewood. We need your help! We are setting up a holiday shop, from your donated gifts, where families can come and select gifts for their kids, have them wrapped, while their kids have a blast doing activities. Then the whole family will enjoy a meal together! This is a great way to bless others this Christmas season. Please purchase gifts from the gift registries above. Contact Ronda Chung with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are providing food and resources for 500 kids between two Osseo school for kids that don’t have adequate resources on a daily basis. You can come help pack the 500 meals on site or be part of a team that delivers the meals. To volunteer to help with KidPack please contact Denise Yoder at, email@example.com
Family Pack | Thursday | December 12 | Pack | 6:00pm & Friday | December 13 | Deliver 9:30am
We are looking for volunteers to pack and volunteers to deliver food to two Osseo schools for kids that don’t have adequate resources on a daily basis. Email Denise Yoder to register to volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full 2019-20 School Year Kidpack Dates
Friday | January 10 | Pack | 9:00m & Deliver | 9:30am
Family Pack | Thursday | February 6 | Pack | 6:00pm & Friday | February 7 | Deliver | 9:30am
Friday | March 6 | Pack | 9:00am & Deliver | 9:30am
Family Pack | Thursday | April 16 | Pack | 6:00pm & Friday | April 17 | Deliver | 9:30am
Friday | May 8 | Pack | 9:00am & Deliver | 9:30am
Visit the CROSS website to learn more about this organization. crossservices.org
Join us for coffee by Urban Ventures on Sunday mornings. This ministry has a coffee roasting outfit that benefits local youth in the Phillips neighborhood in Minneapolis. The coffee we drink at The Grove goes to help impact young lives and provide opportunities both practically and spiritually for students to grow. Visit the Urban Venture’s website to learn more about this nonprofit organization. urbanventures.org
ROBBINSDALE WOMEN’S CENTER
Visit the Robbinsdale Women’s Center website to learn more about this organization.
TOGETHER FOR GOOD
We understand how overwhelming life can be when there is no one to call during times of crisis or stress. And we know all parents need supportive, caring relationships. Together for Good provides practical help and relational support to struggling families. Together for Good provides practical help and relational support to struggling families. Together for Good’s trained network of faith-based volunteers provide safe places for children to stay during crisis & respite care and builds on-going friendships to ensure no parent has to walk alone. The Grove Church has a team of host families already caring for children in the greater Twin Cities. If you would like to provide wrap-around care to support them in this effort, contact Ronda Chung at email@example.com or Erica Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the TFG Interest Form.
To learn more about what we do and how you can be a part of it, visit tfgood.org
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 email@example.com to see when the next trips are heading out and to get more information.
2019-2020 UPCOMING SHORT TERM TRIPS
CORPUS CHRISTI SHORT TERM TRIP
February 15/16-22, 2020 | Application due October 31, 2019
Upcoming mission trip to Corpus Christi, Texas to work alongside our missionaries Rob & Jackie Passer with the EFCA emergency response team.
More info coming soon.
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
MIKE & LINDA GUNDERSON – ReachGlobal, Latin America
NATE & LORI JOHNSON – Cru, Colorado
DAVID & COURTNEY KASEN - Chi-Alpha, North Dakota
DAN MILES – Timber Bay, Minnesota
DAN & DEBBY MINELL – Here's Life Inner City, New York City
ROB & JACKIE PASSER – ReachGlobal, Crisis Response
WORKER WITH JESUS FILM PROJECT – Cru. Florida
GLOBAL PARTNERS & PROJECTS
JEN BLEVINS – ReachGlobal, Haiti
JOHN & MARY CARLSON – Prairie Bridge International, East Asia
DENNY & NICOLE deBRUYN – ReachGlobal, Germany
VLODIMIR & OXANA DICOI - Cru, Moldova
STEVE & LIZ SPELLMAN – ReachGlobal, Southern Brazil & Haiti
JOSH & HEIDI THULIN – Africa Inland Mission, On-Field Media, Kenya
ANONYMOUS WORKERS – Crossworld, Asia
ANONYMOUS WORKERS – TEAM Global Missions, Middle East
Please visit the serve page to fill out the form.
Interested in serving with a Local or Global Partner?
For more information, contact Scott Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org.