Since the founding of First Evangelical Free Church of Minneapolis in 1884, there has been a strong motivation towards evangelism and missions. Although the congregation was made up of poor ethnic Swedes, from very early on their outreach extended as far as China. In 1890, a group of fifteen young women formed a Foreign Missions Society that helped to support missionaries to Canton.
Over the more than 120 years since the congregation began, scores of members have left to serve Christ's cause in all parts of the world under dozens of missions organizations. And even more missionaries, although not originally part of this church, have been supported in their task of sharing the Good News of the Gospel and caring for the needy across the globe, as well as across the street.
Truly it can be said that First Evangelical Free Church of Minneapolis has not hidden its light under a bushel!
|David & Patsy Alfors
|Tom & Diane Axelson
Jesus Mission 865
|Rocky & Rachel Bliss
Information Technology Specialist & Southeast Asia Advocate
|Herb & Debra Bloomquist
Camp Shamineau (Minnesota)
DB Ministries (Minnesota & Canada)
Hockey ministry, Music Ministry & Ministry to Native People
|Mark & Athlee Bowman
Church planting, and serving as Country Leader
|Timothy & Carolyn Dahlin
LATN (Latin American Training Network) with ReachGlobal (Minnesota)
ReachGlobal (Berlin, Germany)
|Bruce & Mary Damon
|Enrique and Becky Fernandez
Latin America Training Network (LATN) (Latin America and the US)
To provide training and teaching to Christian leaders in Latin America and the U. S.
|G.P. & Nancy Foote
Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) (Iowa)
College student ministry
|John & Wendy Gerhardt
Urban Impact Ministries (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Pastor of Castle Rock Community Church & Director of Urban Impact Ministries
|Andy & Lorna Gilbert
Jim & Karen Grosz
Youth for Christ (Florida)
Evangelism and nurture of High School Youth
|Tom & Joy Harriger
Cru High School
International Ministries of Cru High School
|Dave & Jan Harthan
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Director of Language Program Services for the Americas
|Glenn & Teresa Kenadjian
China Outreach Ministries (Florida)
Evangelism of Chinese students studying in the USA
|Rick & Becky Mackey
United World Mission (Dominican Republic)
Helping Dominican Christians grow healthy churches
|Ernest & Donna Manges
|Dan & Kimberly Reeve
CSM (New York)
President of CSM (Center for Student Missions)
|John & Lori Robb
International Prayer Council (New Mexico)
Chairman for the International Prayer Council
|Nubako & Claudine Selenga
ReachAfrica (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
|Jack & Beth Thompson
Business Manager & ESL Teacher
MK Care Coordinator - College & Career Age
Organizations We Support
|City Life Center|
|Community Emergency Service
CES is dedicated to assisting community people in meeting basic physical, emotional, and spiritual needs in a warm, accepting, and Christ-like manner.
|EFCA North Central District
We are interdependent churches, working together to plant, grow, and mobilize healthy churches so every Minnesotan will live under the influence of a healthy church.
|National Association of Evangelicals
The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) is a voluntary association of individuals, denominations, churches, schools and organizations comprised of approximately 43,000 congregations nationwide.
Outpost Ministries has existed for over twenty-nine years to help the sexually and relationally broken find healing and restoration through relationship with Jesus Christ.
|Salem Evangelical Free Church
Pastor Vidal Quevedo serves at Salem Evangelical Free Church in Minneapolis. The church, located in the Powderhorn-Phillips neighborhood, ministers among the urban poor in a multi-cultural community. Vidal and his wife Lerida have two sons.
Transform Minnesota is a regional evangelical network of churches from nine evangelical denominations and is a member of the National Association of Evangelicals. Transform Minnesota was formerly known as the Greater Minnesota Association of Evangelicals and was founded in 1965.