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Mission & Vision



The Mission: training Christian leaders to build cross-cultural ministries

The Vision: God is doing something new in our world and bringing the people of the world to us, here in Minnesota and to cities throughout the United States. And in order to reach our new 21st century world with the Good News of Jesus Christ, we will need to do it cross-culturally.

Historically, the church has understood the mission field in terms of rural and foreign missions. And although that is still a component, the increasing challenge in the mission field today is right here in our own backyard and in our own cities. The mission field is no longer thousands of miles away, instead the mission field is now in our neighborhood, minutes from our workplace and under the shadow of our steeples. This is the critical time to learn how to reach our new international immigrant neighbors with the Gospel; learning how to build ministries that meet their spiritual, relational and physical needs.

We can learn about any city by studying our city!