Is it possible to catch a glimpse of Heaven here on earth?
We live in a broken world, where inequality, injustice, and pain run rampant. But what can we do? How can we make a difference? God calls us to show His love to the world around us—taking action where we see injustice, showing compassion where we see pain, spreading goodness where there is evil.
“Whatever you did for one of the
least of these brothers and sisters
of mine, you did for me.”
When we give of our time and resources, spreading God’s kindness and love, we can show His hope to the world around us. Heaven may seem like it’s a long way off, but when we partner with God in His mission, we can help create a little bit of Heaven on earth.
Heaven on Earth: Series Recap
Heaven on Earth was a three-week message series from February 2018 that introduced what it would look like to partner with God in His mission to reach people, find tangible ways to serve others and give to those in need. Over the course of the series, we celebrated some incredible numbers:
HOURS OF SERVING
IN THE COMMUNITY
RAISED FOR LOCAL
AND GLOBAL PARTNERS
Every Eagle Brook campus has partnered with a local organization to reach the hurting and broken in our communities. Learn more about our campus partnerships below. For a list of additional resource partners, visit this page.
By partnering with ORPHANetwork, Eagle Brook helps orphaned children fully reach their potential by providing food, clean water, medical help, education and spiritual development. Nicaragua is the second poorest Spanish speaking country in the Western hemisphere; the partnership with ORPHANetwork allows us to make a daily difference in these children’s lives.
In partnership with Healing Haiti, Eagle Brook works to deliver clean water, food, education, hope and a strong Christian faith to children and families living in extreme poverty. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere; this partnership gives us the opportunity to do intense, hands-on work.
The Timothy Initiative (Nepal)
Eagle Brook supports the training and development of indigenous church planters that reach groups of people in Nepal that have never heard about Jesus before.
Berhane Wongel Church (Ethiopia)
Eagle Brook assists local church leaders at the Berhane Wongel Church by building youth hostels for the Borana people, as well as providing funding for food and pastoral training. The need to share hope is great as there are many who have never heard the message of Jesus Christ in Ethiopia.
Eagle Brook offers financial support and leadership training to churches in Ratsevo and Cherkassy, and have assisted with planting churches in surrounding Ukrainian villages.
Merge Our Diverse City
Eagle Brook supports a local ministry that focuses on reaching a diverse population of immigrants in the Twin Cities for Christ. There are nearly one million first or second generation immigrants in our communities, and 90% of these people do not attend a church.
Watch the Series
Week 1 // Reaching People for Christ
There is a power in the name of Jesus Christ that isn’t found anywhere else in this world. And this power transforms lives—it’s what gives you a second chance, a fresh start. On the weekend of Feb. 10/11, Pastor Jason Strand challenged us to accept this free gift from God and experience the kind of life transformation that can only be found in Him.
Week 2 // Serving the Least of These
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the needs of others. What steps can we even take to help those who are suffering, sick, or in poverty? On Feb. 17/18, Senior Pastor Bob Merritt unpacked how simple it can be to serve and meet the needs of others and challenged us to serve in the local community. Because, when we do this, we are able to bring Heaven to Earth.
Week 3 // Giving to the Least of These
The Bible says that we will be enriched in every way so that we can always be generous. That’s a powerful promise, but do you believe it? Sometimes our own fears and insecurities dominate our lives, and generosity feels impossible. But now is the time to fight against these fears and remember that God gives us everything we need so that we can give to others. In this message, Pastor Jason Strand reminds us that when we live in this type of faith, our lives become the pathways to reach the least of these.