2023 Missions objective


Supporting the work of God at home and around the world is an important focus of Timberwood Church. As we moved into 2023, our missions objective became this: Renew our missions focus to invest in our existing partnerships and expand mission awareness and opportunities. Based on this objective, we are excited to share our 2023 initiative to raise funds above and beyond our usual contributions to our missions. It is our hope that this can help our mission partners implement something big - something that could change the landscape of what they do. 



This objective launched May 1, 2023 and we will encourage giving through the end of the year. Our goal is to raise $200K to be divided among 13 supported missions.

As a part of this campaign, we think it is paramount to share information that is unique to each mission, specifically what this “big” change or addition could be. We have started correspondence with each of our supported missions requesting this information so we can share it with you. Please watch for regular updates in church, in the community and on Facebook and Instagram as we share amazing things from our missions.


We want to be clear that this is not a fundraiser for Timberwood, this is a fundraiser to further the Kingdom of God through missions locally and globally. Every cent given to this initiative will be gifted to our missions. 

We invite you to consider a donation and to share this initiative with friends and neighbors. You can start giving now and there are several ways to do so: 1. click the button below to give online; 2. give cash or check at the Timberwood information desk; 3. mail a check to 23084 State Highway 371 Nisswa, MN 56468. Through our online giving, we are offering one-time or monthly donation options. 

We want to thank you in advance for your support and invite you to pray along side us for our missions.



Click on the list below to learn more about the missions that can be directly impacted by your donation.

  • Mission: To build bridges of support, anchored in Christ's love, between families in the Lakes area and the community assets that can help them thrive and gain hope.

    Programs/ Services: Operation Sandwich, Overnight Shelter, Resource Connection Services, Common Goods Thrift Stores

    Learn more at: https://www.bridgesofhopemn.org/

  • Mission: To serve as a trusted community resource by helping our friends and neighbors become hunger free and obtain a healthy lifestyle.

    Programs/Services: The food shelf is considered a “choice food shelf” which means that it is set up like a grocery store and you are allowed to choose your own food, personal care items, gently used clothing and household goods from the selections available.

    Learn more at: https://lakesareafoodshelf.org/

  • Mission: Moved by the Love of God in Christ and the desire to love our neighbors, we exist simply to feed hungry people.

    Programs/Services: We serve daily meals at our facility and we also provide breakfast/lunch bags to the individuals staying at our local overnight shelter.

    Learn more at: https://www.sharingbread.com/

  • Mission: 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.

    Programs/Services: We offer effective and affordable programs throughout Minnesota with campuses in Minneapolis, Brainerd, Duluth, Rochester and Buffalo. We have a broad spectrum of treatment and recovery programs.

    Learn more at: https://www.mntc.org/

  • Mission: For 20 years, we have worked to get to know our neighbors, understand their needs, and build deep relationships. We are excited by all God has taught us. For the last few years we have worked hard to restore the Dom Polski building, to where it can once again thrive as a viable community center out of which we can share Christ, while meeting the needs of our neighbors, every day of the year.

    Programs/Services: Big A (Vacation Bible School), Construction Projects, Neighborhood Prayer Walks, Detroit Rescue Mission

    Learn more at: https://www.detroitlove.org/

  • Mission: Cedars Network is partnering with local educators in the Middle East among some of the most vulnerable communities with limited access to education. Together we are restoring marginalized communities, one classroom at a time. 

    Programs/Services: Our learning centers are educating over 450 marginalized children and providing  professional development for ten local educators.

    Learn more at: https://www.cedarsnetwork.org/education/

  • Mission: A Christian ministry founded to work with Mexican pastors to help provide a better life and better education their people.

    Programs/Services: Supply Delivery, Education, Construction Projects, Christian Ministry

  • Mission: We are asking God for a Gospel Movement among every least reached people around the Mediterranean Sea.

    Programs/Services: The Great Sea Initiative seeks to impact the Muslim population by establishing local discipleship programs for Muslim-raised believers in each of their countries. In all areas we have and will continue to develop local leadership, advancing ownership of generational disciple-making. 

    Learn more at: https://www.converge.org/great-sea

  • Mission: Equipping young leaders to fulfill Christ’s commission through the local church.

    Programs/Services: The disciple making process can be summed up in five basic challenges from the ministry of Christ: “Come and see” EXPOSE, “repent and believe” EVANGELIZE, “follow me” BUILD, “I will make you fishers of men” EQUIP, and “I am sending you” SEND.

    Learn more at: https://www.josiahventure.com/

  • Mission: Discipling for Development is a ministry of The Navigators dedicated to discipling people, developing communities, and transforming lives in impoverished communities.

    Programs/Services: Many small villages lack even basic necessities like healthy living conditions, sufficient food, and economic hope. We empower people to create solutions for their own communities.

    Learn more at: https://www.navigators.org/mission/discipling-development/

  • Mission: To pursue movements of disciples and churches across Indonesia in partnership with

    national believers who share the same vision.

    Programs/Services: Professional medical, dental and counseling services to disaster stricken regions.

  • Mission: The Timothy Initiative exists to advance Christ’s Kingdom by multiplying disciples and disciple making churches around the world.

    Programs/Services: Training leaders and disciples right where they are. Church planting training.

    Learn more at: https://www.ttionline.org/