Other Supported Ministries

Bethany Prison Ministry

Bethany Prison Ministry provides Christian literature to prisoners around the nation, especially Bibles, devotional books, books on Christian living, and more. If you would like to donate some new or gently-used books, please contact the church office.

Camp Omega

The most valuable gift you can give a child is the opportunity to develop independents, self-worth, leadership, responsibility, and most of all, a life-long faith in Jesus Christ. At Camp Omega children develop a stronger sense of self, others, and God; they learn how to navigate the world successfully; they learn resiliency; and they learn the value of healthy, Christ- Centered relationships. As always, a week at Camp Omega is a life-changing experience where campers of all ages make new friends, connect with old friends, and most importantly, experience a Christian community that will encourage and nurture their faith. For more information, visit www.campomega.org

Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian Non-Profit organization that works together with volunteers to provide and pack nutritious meals for children who are hungry in both body and spirit. One in nine goes hungry each day, and at least 6,200 kids under the age of 5 are dying each day from malnutrition and other related instances. We have three food formulas, which consists of Vitamins, Vegetables, Soy, and Rice. Feeding these children is made possible because of our volunteers who dedicate their time to pack with us and make donations which enable us to purchase the ingredients. Any one over the age of 5 is able to volunteer with us, and we are open Monday through Saturday, with 5 different shifts available throughout the day. By volunteering your time or donating your money, you are helping us to TURN HUNGER INTO HOPE WITH YOUR OWN TWO HANDS! We encourage you to visit one of our sites in Eagan, Chanhassen, and Coon Rapids, or attend one of our Mobile Packs as they come available in your area.


Global Health Ministries

Since the founding of Global Health Ministries in 1987, increasing emphasis has been placed on primary health care in rural areas of developing countries, under the leadership of local people, and also on providing training for doctors, nurses and other health care workers. GHM gathers and ships medical supplies and equipment, aids in recruitment of long and short-term health care workers and promotes interest in health care ministries within congregations in the USA. GHM has, in recent years, added a consulting arm that works with communities, hospitals and medical personnel in developing countries to help them achieve the best possible medical care for their people. This helps carry out the mission of GHM. For more information contact Ruth Meier.


Healing Haiti

Healing Haiti is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor, the vulnerable, and the disadvantaged both physically and spiritually. The ministry focuses on coming alongside those who God puts in our path, recognizing the dignity, talents, and potential of Haitians we serve. We believe there is unlimited potential just waiting to be unlocked and invite you to be a part of serving with and empowering these incredible people.

There are many ways to serve with Healing Haiti, including short-term mission trips. Margie Schroeder is our Healing Haiti coordinator. Contact the church office to get in touch.


LINC Twin Cities

LINC Twin Cities exists to engage God’s people in mission within diverse communities. Our vision is to see younger and more diverse people in local churches. Our main goal is to see churches reflecting their local community demographics. Our strategies work to see our mission, vision and main goal accomplished. In short, we are an organic team of cross-cultural experts, missiologists, consultants and coaches who relate to God. And because of that, you will find that we listen to, learn about and love others a lot–particularly people in diverse communities.


Lutheran Special Education Ministries

Lutheran Special Education Ministries (LSEM) is a Christ-centered resource for children with learning needs. Over the years our greatest asset has been our ability to adapt based on the needs of the children we serve. Our programs, services and resources have differentiated us since we were founded in 1873 by actively seeking new ways to reach, serve and support children with various learning needs. Every day we praise God for the opportunity to help so many children. Today we’re proud to be following God’s plan to serve children with specialized learning needs — no matter where they may be. That is why our partnerships with Christian schools and iCAN after school programs serving children in communities in need has been such a success. 


People of the Book Lutheran Outreach

POBLO International is a Lutheran Mission Society working to transform the way missions is approached in the US by responding to the changing demographics that have brought the mission field to our own front yard. They serve immigrants and refugees through the model called “International Friendship Centers” or IFC.  They train and educate churches on how to engage in cross-cultural outreach.  They share the Gospel message with respect, love and truth.

You can serve the Lord through POBLO by (1) Praying & Volunteering: Teach ESL, Citizenship, Sewing & Knitting, Cooking, and other classes without prior experience. You can provide childcare and drive students, or just be a friend. You are welcome to see the classes anytime. (2) If you can or cannot volunteer, you can donate food, proper clothing, Thrivent and gift cards or become an individual donor. For more information and/or to volunteer, contact the church office.

Every Meal

Every Meal (formerly Sheridan Story) is a weekend food program. They take a unique approach to fighting child hunger: they mobilize the community to partner with local schools. Each school is sponsored by a community group that provides funding for the weekend food program and volunteers to distribute the food to kids on Fridays. Every Meal’s goal is to give kids food while facilitating a community-to-school relationship that they encourage to grow beyond the weekend food program. St. Michael’s serves students at Normandale Hills Elementary School. Contact pastorpat@smlcb.org for more information.

Trinity First Lutheran School

Trinity First School, located in the heart of Minneapolis, is blessed to serve God by providing a Christ-based education to children aged 3 through eighth grade. They see themselves as a family and joyfully give thanks to God for each child He leads to their school. There are opportunities to serve year round. 


Urban Homeworks

The mission of Urban Homeworks is to perpetuate the hope of Jesus Christ through innovative community development that produces equitable, dignified housing, a strategic network of good neighbors, and the redemptive development of real estate.

Since 1995, Urban Homeworks has been responding to the voices of our neighbors by providing dignified housing opportunities, creating space for construction training, intentionally weaving together a network of engaged neighbors, and mobilizing volunteers. Our focus on stability and connecting resources so that individual and communal assets emerge, thrive, and invigorate our neighborhoods has resulted in more than 200 redeveloped properties and a network of 17,000 volunteers, 1,200 construction trainees, and over 400 Urban Neighbors. 


VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People)

VEAP founders believed that helping a neighbor in need ultimately strengthens the community. Their new mission is “together we create pathways to stronger, more hopeful communities through access to healthy food, housing, stability and supportive services.” VEAP serves the residents of Bloomington, Richfield, Edina, and South Minneapolis utilizing a unique mix of professional and volunteer services. St. Michael’s members get involved by collecting food for the food pantry (year-round drop off at the front door cabinets) but there are a variety of volunteer roles available at VEAP. For more information: www.veap.org.