At Wayzata Free we believe our identity as a church is rooted in the character of God and His mission. Jesus made it clear. “As the Father sent Me, so I am sending you” (John 20:21). God sent His Holy Spirit to indwell believers and to empower them to be His witnesses and the agents of His mission (Acts 1:8). Serving others is not merely one of many important things a church does. Rather, it defines the church’s existence—participating in God’s mission in the world.
Every year, thousands of advocates wear a dress or tie each day in December. This serves as a conversation starter to educate others about modern slavery. A group at Wayzata Free (men and women) have participated the past few years. If you are interested in donating to our team or learning more, contact Bruce Droogsma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scripture Reading (January prayer + fasting)
We are adding a new element to our time of prayer and fasting in January. We will read through the whole Bible, out loud, in the Sanctuary. Reading begins following the service on January 5 and continues around the clock until the afternoon of January 8. Click here to sign up for a 20-minute reading slot.
Volunteer drivers are needed Sunday mornings once or twice a month to pick up Chinese students at the U of MN or Northwestern and bring them to church when our regular volunteer drivers are gone. Contact Sai at email@example.com.
We are looking for people to help usher on Sunday mornings. This is a great way to meet new people and fill a very important need. Ushers help welcome guests and regular attenders to church, they assist people in finding a seat, they hand out the weekly and take the morning offering. You can sign up to serve as often or as little as you like. Anyone over the age of 12 can become an usher. Contact Bruce Droogsma at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or to get more information.
We are looking for a few more people to serve on Sunday mornings in the areas of hospitality including greeting, welcome desk, coffee and the coffee corner. This position is a great way to meet our church members and fill a very important need. The tasks vary by position but you can sign up to serve as often or as little as you like. Some positions in the coffee corner are limited by age but greeting and welcome positions are great "family serving together" options. Contact Bruce Droogsma at email@example.com to sign or get more information.
The app, Meal Connect, allows companies across the metro to reduce food waste while feeding the hungry. Click here to read a Star Tribune article about this unique ministry. Contact Ron Frick at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in serving.
To learn more, visit our calendar.
LOCAL MINISTRY PARTNERS
CHRIST FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Meets at Wayzata Free Church every Tuesday evening to share the love and word of God with people with developmental disabilities. Help is always needed.
// contact Don
Helping men released from prison reconcile to God, family and community. Mentors are always needed.
// contact George
HAMMERS OF HOPE
Offering hope and demonstrating Jesus’ love using our tools, time and talents. Volunteers assist with minor home repairs for families in need, military families, and emergency needs.
HOSPITALITY CENTER FOR CHINESE
A community of Chinese and American people passionate about serving, exchanging culture, friendship and faith. Volunteers participate in Bible studies, helping new U of M students adjust, friendship dinners, holiday meals and building relationships.
// contact Sai
INTERFAITH OUTREACH & COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners is a human service nonprofit serving struggling families living in eight west Hennepin County communities since 1979.
Building a culture of achievement in mobile home communities across Minnesota and beyond. There are a variety of opportunities to engage with this community in Corcoran including homework help, mentoring, teaching English, summer VBS and much more. Click here to learn more about Brian and Jill Dejewski and their commitment to bringing life change to Maple Hill Estates through Mobile Hope.
// contact Jill
MINNESOTA ADULT & TEEN CHALLENGE
Helps clients gain hope, healing and freedom in their lives. Volunteers can mentor clients, provide Christmas gifts and other support for clients.
NEW LIFE FAMILY SERVICES
Exists to honor the sanctity of human life by assisting clients with life-affirming decisions with the love and compassion of Christ. Volunteers help on site or with diaper drives.
A faith based organization offering hope, guidance, and unconditional love to at-risk teens. Volunteers are needed for all kinds of projects.
Panera & Chipotle distribution
Our global focus is partnering with God’s Church in gospel movements around the world. We need to work together, with all our resources, to see the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission in our time.
Wayzata Free supports a number of missionary families who are currently working in the United States and in foreign countries. Wayzata Free also supports some missionaries who work in sensitive areas and have chosen not to be listed on our website for security reasons. If you need more information or would like to get involved with any of our supported missionaries, contact George Kenworthy at 763.473.9463 or email email@example.com.
Community Bible Study International, Ethiopia (representative)
CARLOS AND MEREDITH BLOCK
EFCA ReachGlobal, San Ramon, Peru
JIM AND RAQUEL BLOOM
InnerChange, South Minneapolis, MN
BRIAN AND JILL DEJEWSKI
Mobile Hope, Corcoran, MN
DAN AND ELISA JACOBSON
Justice House of Prayer, Washington D.C.
GEORGE AND JOAN KENWORTHY
Hope for the Hurting Home, Plymouth, MN
DANIEL AND JULIE KISTENICH
Titus International, Innsbruck, Austria
CARROLL AND BECKY MILLER
International Messengers, based in Plymouth, MN
HOWARD AND MARILYN PLUCAR
EFCA ReachGlobal, based in Plymouth, MN
DAVE AND GINA STAVROS
Peruvian Partners, Lima Peru
MARK AND KATHY WILSON
Cadence International, Englewood, CO
MICHAEL AND MARY SNUFFER
Equip2Counsel, Plymouth, MN