Local Partners

Consider a donation to assist Starfish in its ministry; your contribution could help a family stay in their home during a crisis or provide meal assistance until their next paycheck is received. Checks can be made payable to Bethlehem Lutheran Church with the note “Starfish Ministry” in the memo line.  // Join our team: twice a year, teams of two determine how to allocate our monthly budget across incoming requests. In addition, volunteers attend a monthly meeting to discuss clients served and learn from other teams’ experiences. // Pray for those in our community who have emergency needs and for Starfish Ministry, as it offers a helping hand. // Refer those in need to Starfish at 952.686.4124.
A Minnesota without Poverty’s vision is to work to provide all people with those things that protect human dignity and make for a healthy life: adequate food and shelter, meaningful work, safe communities, healthcare, and quality education.
Get involved with A MN Without Poverty
 Beacon is an interfaith collaborative of nearly 90 congregations working together to end homelessness through housing, shelter, and advocacy. Since 2003, they have created or preserved more than 500 homes for about 800 people and their Families Moving Forward program shelter 12 families every night in their host congregations.
Get involved with Beacon
As an advocacy organization, Bread for the World encourages people to stay informed about the issues of poverty that lead to hunger so that we can effectively urge our nation’s leaders to enact and fund legislation that confronts and overcomes hunger at home and abroad. Consider writing a letter today.
Get involved with Bread for the World
The mission of the Center for Victims of Torture is to heal the wounds of torture on individuals, their families, and their communities and to end torture worldwide.
Get involved with the Center for Victims of Torture

CES is dedicated to assisting people in our community meet basic physical, spiritual and emotional needs in a warm, accepting and Christ-like manner.
Get involved with CES

Bethlehem partners with GMCC’s Rake, Rattle and Roll program in October, MN Foodshare collection in March, and snow shoveling in February and March for their Handyworks program. GMCC works toward compassion inspired action by uniting people of faith to serve people in need.
Get involved with GMCC

Bethlehem has partnered with Habitat for Humanity for 25 years. Bethlehem members volunteer during one week in the summer to build or rehab a home in Minneapolis.
Get involved with Habitat for Humanity

ICA’s mission is to provide hope as they provide assistance to neighbors in need in the Minnetonka area.
Get involved with ICA Food Shelf

Our Saviour’s works to give people the tools they need to make a fresh start in their lives through 2 programs: The English Learning Center and Our Saviour’s Housing.
Get involved with OSCS

Redeemer Lutheran Church has been a part of North Minneapolis’ Harrison Neighborhood since 1909, Redeemer seeks to be a faithful witness to the love of Jesus Christ for all people, and is recognized by the community as a safe and caring place for area residents, especially children and youth.
Get involved with Redeemer Lutheran

Bethlehem has partnered with Urban Homeworks to join them in their mission to rebuild neighborhoods, reconnect people and reclaim hope.
Get involved with Urban Homeworks

Since it’s beginning in the early 1890s, Zion has been about meeting people where they are and creating community among people in transition. They are passionate about a wide welcome, serving their neighbors, and worship that gathers us into God’s story.
Get involved with Zion Lutheran

ZOOM House provides permanent, safe, affordable housing for families transitioning toward self-sufficiency by building community, offering educational opportunities, promoting family and economic stability, and fostering spiritual growth.
Get involved with Zoom House

Global Partners

The church of Northern India exists to see people being renewed in faith and service in Jesus Christ, relating to the world towards constant realization of the kingdom of God.
Learn more about Amritsar Diocese

Works to promote and spread the word about the outreach ministries of Christmas Lutheran Church in Bethlehem to build hope and a brighter future for Palestine.
Learn more about Bright Stars of Bethlehem

Global Health Ministries gathers and ships needed medical supplies and equipment to overseas Lutheran mission hospitals and health care programs, providing grants for approved projects, and by recruiting and sending qualified volunteers for short-term training and consultation missions with overseas partners.
Get involved with Global Health Ministries

HMCHA works in the Horn of Africa through child sponsorships, spiritual education and weekly education which focuses on health education, spending money wisely, family relationships and agricultural activities. HMCHA also responds to the needs of the community through conversations with community leaders.

LPGM exists to raise up generations who inspire hope by walking with and serving in the worldwide church.
Get involved with LPGM

Park Town Mission School serves primarily dalit children in Chennai, India who come from the nearby slums or live on the pavement with their families. The school includes a hostel which houses up to 60 students in converted classroom space.