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.
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.
School Supplies Needed
Help us collect school supplies to meet the needs of students both locally and globally. Locally we are partnering with Interfaith Outreach and globally we are supporting more than 500 kids attending an English Camp in Flores de Villa, Peru. Donations can be placed in the red bins by the entrances and receptionist desk through August 18. A suggested donation list is available in the lobby.
Girls Night Out
August 19 | 6:30-9:00 pm | Hutton House
New Life Family Services is hosting a night of creativity with a purpose: women supporting women. Create a wooden sign, shop local vendors and hear from clients about the impact New Life is making in our city. Visit nlfs.org to purchase tickets.
Parents Night Out
September 20 | 5:30-8:30 pm
Parents Night Out gives parents the opportunity for a date night, time to run errands or simply rest. Volunteers are needed to help care for kids for this event. Click here to register. Click here to volunteer.
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.
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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 Jon
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