Evangel missions

Evangel is committed to changing lives across the street and around the world.

We have two mission teams at Evangel. One is a traditional mission team that supports missions and missionaries around the world. The other is our Community Missions team that works in our local area by donating money, volunteering and recruiting others to support our community.

Evangel also coordinates mission trips for adults and youth.

Community missions

Community Ministries promotes Christian mission work by encouraging the people of Evangel to volunteer, give to local missions and to help youth/adults become active in mission projects. We are committed to changing lives within Evangel, across the street and throughout the Rochester area.

Below are some of the ministries and community partners that Evangel Church supports through volunteering and/or donations.

  • Wednesday night meals

    Every Wednesday night, Community Missions prepares a meal that is open to anyone that would like to attend. The meals are offered from 5PM - 6:30PM.

  • Nazarene well house

    The mission of the Nazarene Well House is to provide temporary housing accommodations and moral, and spiritual support when requested, to medical treatment recipients and their families visiting the world famous Mayo Clinic and its hospitals in Rochester, MN. We strive to be more than just basic lodging, but rather a place of hospitality, ministry, and overall wellness – both physical and spiritual.

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  • the landing

    The Landing MN exists to build trust, give hope, and support steps toward stability for those experiencing homelessness.

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  • dorothy day house

    Life happens. If you are in need of a warm bed and some warm personalities, we are here for you. The Dorothy Day Hospitality House is a temporary homeless shelter conveniently located in downtown Rochester, Minnesota within walking distance to Mayo Clinic, buses, and community resources.

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  • The salvation army

    The Rochester Salvation Army believes in faith put into action and making life better for others. Our services meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs to rebuild lives and create lasting change. Help is given freely and without discrimination, while preserving the individual's dignity. We're here to change lives, one at a time.

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  • MiNnesota Adult & teen challenge

    Our mission is to assist men, women and teens in gaining freedom from chemical addictions and other life-controlling problems by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

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Evangel has a general missions fund that allows us to support many missions around the world. Many that are supported are listed below and others can be seen on our missions bulletin board that we do not post for the safety of the missionaries. Please stop by the bulletin board if you get a chance to visit us. 

  • Henderson Settlement

    Creating opportunities for better lives through Christ-centered service in Appalachia.


  • CRU

    Tyler and Shayne Hartmann

     - Athletes in Action is a Cru Ministry helping sports-minded people think and live biblically at the intersection of sports and Christianity. The Hartmann's are at the U of M Twin Cities campus.

    Read the latest Hartman Herald HERE!

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  • The navigators

    Trevor and Cassie Long

     - Ministry to college students at the U of MN Twin Cities campus; to help others know Christ and spread His word.

    Lesley Wolfe

     - Ministry to college students.

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  • missions aviation fellowship

    Dick and Mary Martin

     - Sharing the love of Jesus Christ through aviation and technology so that isolated people may be physically and spiritually transformed.

    Read more about Dick and Mary Martin HERE!

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  • Society of St. Andrew

     - The Society of St. Andrew brings people together to harvest and share healthy food, reduce food waste, and build caring communities by offering nourishment to hungry neighbors.

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  • One mission society

    Rod and Beth Williamson

     - To unite, inspire and quip Christians to make disciples of Jesus Christ, multiplying communities of believers around the world.

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  • Greater europe missions

    Joel and Julie Workman

     - To ignite and renew the European area's love of Christ by starting more churches and outreaches.

    More Info

  • Wyciffe Bible Translators

    Scott and Vicky Satre

     - Translating the Bible for those around the world.

    More Info

  • Minnesota Annual Conference

    Rev. Judith Banya

     - Rev. Banya is the superintendent of three churches in Sierra Leone and through OC Ministries will equip a newly constructed secondary school with teaching expertise, teaching material, technology, and small class sizes to become a "model school" in Baiwalla, Sierra Leone, West Africa.


Special mission drives

Several times a year, Evangel offers opportunities for special mission work. It may be a request for money to support a specific organization or it may be a request of other kinds. 

  • Evangel giving tree

    Many families struggle at Christmas to make ends meet so gifts are even harder. Families can make requests for Christmas. Then the people of Evangel help to fulfill those wishes by pulling a request from the tree and buying the gift. The gifts are wrapped and delivered to the families by our Christian Education Team.

  • Minnesota annual conference love offering

    Each year, churches in the Minnesota Annual Conference take a Love Offering for missions in conjunction with our Annual Conference Session.

    Click HERE to see where the Love Offering will go in 2024


    As the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Committee on Relief – UMCOR – assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need. UMCOR comes alongside those who suffer from natural or human-caused disasters – famine, hurricane, war, flood, fire or other events—to alleviate suffering and serve as a source of help and hope for the vulnerable. UMCOR provides relief, response and long-term recovery grants when events overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on their own. UMCOR also provides technical support and training for partners to address emerging and ongoing issues related to disaster relief, recovery, and long-term health and development.

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  • Midwest mission

    Midwest Missions is a partner with UMCOR that sends tangible resources to those in need to make an intangible difference in their lives through hope and empowerment.

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  • project aggrad

    Project AgGrad seeks to address root causes of world hunger in developing countries by providing highly motivated and trained leaders in production agriculture.

    more info

  • Emma norton services

    Tonya Brownlow

    Emma Norton Services provides transformational housing and growth for women and families on their journey of recovery.

    more info

  • Good samaritan community benevolence fund

    Every Christmas, Evangel takes donations for the Good Samaritan Community Benevolence Fund which goes to provide emergency relief for individuals and families in the Rochester area.

how to donate to missions

If you would like to support missions at Evangel through a donation, you can either send a check to the Church office and designate "missions" or a specific mission in the memo line or use the process below to give online.

1. Click “Give” at the top of the screen

2. Click on “One-time” 

3. Click on “Fund” 

4. Click on “Missions” 

5. Fill in the amount that you want to give

6. Click “Submit”!