About the Program

This work is under the oversight of the eldership at the Mankato church of Christ.

Our Mission (Matthew 28:19)
1) Make disciples
2) Baptizing them
3) Teaching them to follow Christ.

 Our Vision for Vocational Ministry
To facilitate the relocation of spiritually minded individuals, especially young people, to areas where the church is small or weak, so that they can ultimately achieve financial independence while making clear and direct efforts to help the local church.

Our Plea
In the last 25 years, 874 churches of Christ have shut their doors and closed down. 147 of those have closed in just the last 3 years. There is such a concentration of Biblical churchgoers within the Bible belt, that one can hardly even sense the problem there. Why shouldn’t believers spread out and take the gospel with them into all corners of our country?

The addition of even just one or two faithful, energetic individuals or families can bring great encouragement, vitality, and evangelistic fervor to aging congregations that desperately need help. Let us look not only to our own needs but also to the needs of others.

Would you or someone you know be interested in joining and serving a small congregation in the North Midwest?

Why Start this Ministry in Mankato, MN?
Mankato is a fast growing area with new houses and jobs becoming available regularly. There are numerous employment opportunities for healthcare professionals in particular as part of the Mayo Clinic system based in Minnesota.

 The population here includes a very large number of young people and families who relate much more easily with other young people. There is great potential for growth here, and the church is in a prime location one block from the University campus. See the included handout for awards and accolades that Mankato has recently received.

Message from FHU alumnus:
“Graduation from high school or college is an exciting time. For me, moving from Tennessee to Minnesota has been a wonderful adventure. I can go snowboarding 5 minutes from my house! And more importantly, I can serve the church where it is small and weak.

I know many graduating college students and other young adults and are looking for the same kind of adventure. We want to use our professional training, and we want to do something fulfilling and exciting in the process. Consider letting our congregation help you achieve those goals by relocating to the beautiful North Midwest.”
– Alan Cantrell, class of Spring 2015

Watch this presentation to learn more about the Biblical principles behind vocational ministry and the way they inspired our vision to find more “tent-makers.”

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