Minneapolis/St. Paul is a significant US destination for refugees, international students, and economic immigrants many of which are from unreached locations around the globe. The Twin Cities is home to the largest Somali, Oromo (Ethiopian) and Anuak (Ethiopian/Sudanese) populations in the entire U.S. Get involved with our teams who are serving and making disciples among the unreached!
Missional Learning Team
The Missional Learning Team is an eight to fifteen-week experiential training program. It is designed to help obedient followers of Jesus establish a personal ministry reaching for the unreached while obtaining greater clarity regarding God’s plan for their life. Learn in a team environment from experienced disciple-makers. We combine prayer, learning, team dynamics and practical ministry among the unreached. Each week contains both mission and learning elements as we put into practice everything we learn with accountability from the team.
Forefront’s internships are a great fit during a college summer, a training season while preparing for the field, and much more! Become competent in cross-cultural disciple-making and the ability to start multiplying Discovery Bible Studies in any future environment. Make a significant contribution to the local disciple-making team’s goals through service, outreach and mobilization. Develop a better understanding of the connection between your personal giftings and global missions. Cultivate specific skill sets through areas of focus and completing a comprehensive personal development plan.
All Forefront Experience activity focuses on long-term impact both locally and globally often through teams and coaching/mentoring relationships. We build ongoing disciple-making teams focused on specific populations that lack sufficient Christian witness. Our teams focus on finding a person of peace or existing believers among the people group and equipping them to reach the rest of their sphere of influence. We hope to see discipleship and teams that multiply locally and globally to reach the unreached in our cities and abroad.
Least Reached in Minneapolis/St. Paul
Refugees: Minneapolis/St. Paul is home to nearly 300,000 refugees from East Africa alone! Places like Somalia (99.9% Muslim), Ethiopia (21.3 million unreached people), Sudan (94% Muslim) and Eritrea (10 unreached people groups). Some of the most vulnerable and desperate people on the planet are refugees who eventually get resettled in the states. Most of these places of origin are very unreached yet extremely difficult for missionaries to enter and share the Gospel. Even in America, most of these people still lack a fundamental access to the Gospel without Christians like us crossing the barrier of culture to share with our new neighbors. Definition of “Refugee”
International Students: With over 10,000 international students, the Twin Cities has an ever-increasing number of young professionals from Saudi Arabia, China, and India. These students are future leaders of their respective countries and some of the most strategic people in the world to share the love of Christ with because they can be easily sent home with the Good News. Details about students studying in Minnesota.
Economic Immigrants: The Twin Cities are home to thousands of economic immigrants that have come the U.S. from all over the world. Many of these people are from unreached places like India, China, Vietnam and more. India has the largest number of unreached ethnic groups in the world, and many of us work right next to them. Do you work in the Twin Cities? Join us to reach these people!