It is our privilege to proclaim God's Word and to be His witnesses in

Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the very ends of the earth. Learn more

below, about local and global missions at Family of Christ. Each group is

supported through prayer, sending, and/or funding.



Trinity First Mission Center

The Franklin Center is now Upworks.
“The Franklin Community Development Center is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit public charity whose leadership follow Christian Community Development principles. We are committed to our community and seek to assist its members in obtaining the skills and resources to reach their full potential–in livelihood and life. In our quest to serve the Ventura Village neighborhood, we partner, respect and work with people of all faiths.”



Trinity First Lutheran School

Trinity First Lutheran School serves children from age 3 through the 8th grade and their families regardless of their ability to pay tuition. Many of the students come from families who do not know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Many also struggle with behavior and learning issues. Trinity
First is uniquely gifted through its staff and supporters to provide a safe place to learn about their world and their Lord without the barriers. Support for the school comes from people and churches around the metro area.



Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge

For more than 25 years, Minnesota Teen Challenge has been restoring hope to teens and adults struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

Minnesota Teen Challenge offers a full range of services including:

  • Intensive licensed Rule 31 treatment programs: both residential and outpatient

  • Long-term faith-based recovery programs

  • Extensive aftercare programs for graduates

  • Prevention programs for middle and high school students

These offerings effectively serve individuals with a broad spectrum of addiction issues; from those seeking treatment for the first time, to those who have been struggling with addiction for many years.


Minnesota South District of the LCMS

Family of Christ also provides mission support to the Minnesota South District of the LCMS. The mission statement for the District is: “Developing missional leaders in congregations and schools.” Family of Christ is in partnership with the other 245 congregations of the District to provide missional support in spreading the message of  Jesus Christ throughout Minnesota South. The resources of the District are also available to assist Family of Christ in our mission as a Lutheran congregation in the Ham Lake community and beyond.




MOPS stands for “mothers of preschoolers” - but don’t let that confuse you! MOPS is about meeting the needs of moms—urban, suburban, rural, stay-at-home, working, teen, adoptive, special-needs, single and married moms and is for every mom, from conception through kindergarten. It’s being moms that brings us together—and wanting to be the very best moms we can be. MOPS is a place to find friendship, community, resources and support for you as a woman and mother so you’re not alone.  MOMSnext is the next phase for mother’s of school age kids. Contact Sarah Becker at 763.232.9390 or RyanSarah4@msn.com.



Alaska Mission for Christ

Life in rural Alaska is difficult—communities are small and isolated. Many people live without electricity and other modern conveniences with most of their income coming from government jobs and living off the land. Beyond the physical struggles are those of the heart and mind. Suicide, alcoholism and depression are common problems, leading to death for many young people of Alaska. Many rural Alaskans live in hopelessness and yearn to find meaning in their lives. It is for that reason the Alaska Mission for Christ (AMC) has boldly proclaimed to share Jesus with every community in Alaska.  Members of Family of Christ have been partnering with the Alaska Mission for Christ for the past 16 years—through Vacation Bible School, basketball and volleyball camps, and hammer and nail projects. For the past six years the team has been working to build a retreat that can be used to share
Jesus with an isolated area of Alaska. Teams work in Alaska twice a year—once in late February/early March and again in July.



Mission India 

India is home to 1.2 BILLION people with at least 400 million whom have never heard the name of Jesus. The vision of Mission India is making disciples to transform India for Christ. Our national workers in India do this through church planting, adult literacy classes and children's Bible clubs partnering with over 1,000 various Christian ministries in India. This has resulted in literally millions of Indians coming to Jesus and tens of thousands of new churches being planted in the last 30 years. Our goal is to plant a church in every village in India and to see India become a Christian nation.



Concordia University, St. Paul

Concordia University, St. Paul is a comprehensive Christian liberal arts university established in 1893 and is one of 10 operated under the auspices of The Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod.  Concordia is the academic home to more than 2,800 students divided among the traditional undergraduate programs tailored to working adults. The ages, backgrounds and cultural heritages of students vary widely and all find a welcoming, accepting place to grow academically, interpersonally and spiritually. Several  Family of Christ members are graduates, employees and students of Concordia.  Concordia University, St. Paul has recently made national headline news in higher education by reducing their tuition by $10,000 bringing the annual tuition to $19,700.



World Mission Prayer League 

Curt & Ann Goettsch are working as Interim Managers at an American-style coffee house and foreign language club in East Asia. Through the coffee house, customers enjoy typical American style coffee house food, desserts, and drinks.  More importantly, they are able to participate in three hours of English conversation during our language club every evening.  Together with an awesome team of volunteers, our club members are able to improve their English skills by conversing with native English speakers. We pray that  Salt and Light are evident through every encounter and conversation and that we will be living examples of a new Way, Truth, and Life. 


Students Scholarships

Designed to encourage and support members of Family of Christ in short-term or long-term ministry and mission work, selected LCMS College or seminary students who declare a church work major, are awarded a Scholarship.    


Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to “Feeding God’s Starving Children Hungry in Body and Spirit.” FMSC food formulas were designed by scientists here in Minnesota to save the lives of severely malnourished children. Children and adults work in teams to measure ingredients into bags, weigh and heat-seal filled bags, and then box the completed meals for shipping around the world. A meal costs just 19 cents and 94% of all donations go directly to the feeding program.



Fishing for Life

Funded in 2004, Fishing For Life is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.  FFL inspires a love of fishing and outdoor activities through Christ-centered programming. Fishing For Life expands its reach by partnering with community organizations, agencies, and churches. Customized fishing and outdoor programs are developed by our staff, ministry leaders, and volunteers to benefit youth and families in our communities. 



Journey to Bethlehem

Journey to Bethlehem is a gift to the greater Ham Lake community.  It is an outreach event of our church where we tell the Christmas story in an authentic and interactive manner that is a living experience for people today.  Also, it is an opportunity for our members to use their God-given unique talents to express their faith to our community and to be in mission together during the Christmas season. 


Mission Board

Our Mission Board meets monthly to discuss and oversee the distribution of our mission dollars, organize mission festivals and manage our Mission of the Month program. To participate contact focmissions@gmail.com.

Click here to download a Mission Support Application Form

Click here to download a Mission of the Month Application Form