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Missional Communities

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Group life at Mill City Church takes the form of what we call Missional Communities. These are small to mid-sized groups of people who have a specific mission focus. Together they discover how to join in with what God is doing in their focus area. They also care for each other, learn about Jesus together, and pray for each other. 

Missional Communities intentionally cultivate an “extended family” atmosphere that is small enough to allow every member to be known and actively involved, but also large enough to do something substantive in their mission context. It’s a house-full of friends on mission together! MCs are intergenerational; everyone is welcome to join in: kids, youth, singles, couples, and grandparents!

Read about the various Missional Communities below; connect with a group contact person to find out more, or go ahead and try out some MCs to see which may be right for you.

If you’d like more information about starting a missional community in an area of passion for you, let us know.

Mission: Loving our actual neighbors in the name of Jesus. 

Focus: Focus: No matter what neighborhood you live in, this group is a great place to focus on loving your actual neighbors. Through gathering over a meal, praying for your neighbors the group will discuss taking steps to get to know your neighbors you live or work near!

Contact: Mandy Eilers

 Mission: Joining God in peace-building through cultivating interfaith friendships.

Focus: Partnering with Muslim women to engage in mutual learning, facilitate conversation, and pursue God’s peace.

Rhythms: UP/IN one Friday per month 6-8pm, and UP/OUT one Sunday per month 11:45am-1:45pm.  

Contact: Dawna Diamon

Mission: Living on mission in the college and career stage of life.

Focus: A place for College and Career people to learn how to follow Jesus and live on mission in this important season of life. The group will experience a shared meal, equipping, and intentional conversation.

Contact: Brooke Summers

Mission: Loving the creative community in Minneapolis in the name of Jesus.

Focus: A space for experimenters and experts alike. This missional community creates a platform for artists to express and explore their creativity alongside discovering the mastery of their own createdness.

Rhythms: 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from 6-8pm

Contact: JD O’Brien

Mission: Loving those within our “extended family” (be that our church community, coworkers, etc.) by offering hospitality in the name of Jesus.

Focus: We believe hospitality is central to the Christian life and seek to practice it together around meals and through participating in house blessings.

Rhythms: 2nd Monday at 7pm, & 4th Sunday from 12-2pm (Open Potluck)

Contact: Kristin Russie


Mission: Advocating for children in the foster care system in the name of Jesus.  

Focus: This group will gather and determine ways each group member can further the cause of the CASA Organization (court appointed special advocates). Some group members may choose to be trained as advocates, others can support the cause in various ways.

Contact: Sharon Rundell


Mission: Loving our brothers and sisters across the globe in the name of Jesus.

Focus: We gather to build community and learn how we can best respond to the needs of the world as a local collective. 

Rhythms: “Breakfast Club” brunch 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10am-12pm 

Contact: Kelsey Galiano


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