Eastside Ministry Center

The Asian Ministries program provides spiritual and academic support and activities for kindergartners through young
adults and their families.


Elementary program

The Youth Educational Support (YES) program provides safe and fun, Christ-centered activities designed to strengthen and transform the quality of life for individuals and families in the community. Their comprehensive programming and resources offered after school, on non-school days, and in the summers, focus on discipleship, education, family life, and recreation.

Homework help for grades K-5. Students are supported in academic subjects so they succeed in school and build confidence.

Practical Bible lessons. Through use of Bible stories and Scripture-based activities, students grow in character and learn God-given values.

Small group mentoring. Small groups led by peers and volunteer leaders provide kids with emotional and spiritual support and offer a safe place to ask questions and build relationships with positive mentors.

Family events. The program provides activities planned for the whole family to encourage fun and positive relationships.

Fun and educational field trips. Field trips help kids explore new fields of interest while learning about new ideas.

Bethel Buddies

YES students also attend the Bethel Buddies program on Tuesday evenings, where they spend time with Bethel University students for tutoring and mentoring and are introduced to the college experience. Transportation provided.

High school program

The LIGHTHOUSE program seeks to help Hmong students to become academically engaged, emotionally matured, and spiritually grounded in Jesus Christ.

The acronym stands for the values they strive to instill in each student:  Love, Inspiration, Guidance, Hope, Truth, Healing, Openness, Understanding, Support, and Empowerment.

Homework help and college readiness. Students receive guidance in academic studies and support in practical ways as they prepare to explore careers and begin college.

Christian discipleship groups. Students are split into gender-specific groups to facilitate conversation and support without distraction as they study the principles of God’s Word and how to apply it to their lives.

Student leadership opportunities. Program teens are offered opportunities to grow in leadership development through conferences and retreats, and hands-on opportunities in the program.

Music teams. A new opportunity, musically inclined students have the chance to study music, learn to play an instrument, and lead program worship.

Outreach events. Events held throughout the year both at Eastside and at other locations, including the Hmong Freedom Celebration/Hmong New Year, provide opportunities for students to grow in their passion for outreach and service.

Young adult program

The Thrive program for young Hmong adults ages 18-28 helps them become healthy, whole, and successful through Jesus Christ and the transforming power of the gospel.

Discipleship groups. Students come for dinner, fun activities, special speakers, and small group discussions around Bible lessons.

Mentoring. Students have opportunities to meet with leaders one-on-one or in small groups to grow in faith.

Community involvement. Opportunities to engage internally within the Mission and in the community encourage volunteering and service to others.

Special activities. Thrive provides activities to grow deeper in relationship with others and with God through retreats, conferences, camping, Boundary Waters, and fun events such as bowling or snow tubing.

Leadership development. Leadership conferences, trainings, and practical experiences grow leadership skills and confidence.

Academic and vocational support. Students receive guidance as they make life-changing decisions about school and work.

Family program

Asian Ministries’ newest offering, the Family Connect program connects the parents of kids in programming with Christ-centered activities that promote their relationship with God and each other.

Mom’s Support Group. This group designed for moms offers Bible study and small group discussion to encourage spiritual growth.

Father’s Fellowship Group. This dad’s group provides men opportunities to grow closer to God through Bible study and small group discussion.

Mentoring and Discipleship. One-on-one mentoring and discipleship helps men and women grow closer to God and each other while exploring how to apply Christian principles to their lives.

Community involvement. Family Connect provides opportunities to volunteer internally within the Mission and in the community.

Fun activities. Camping, family retreats, and relevant activities help families grow closer together in healthy ways and build positive memories.

Leadership development. Conferences and trainings help families grow together in leadership and influence.

Program location

Asian Ministries is located at 800 Minnehaha Ave. E., Suite 200, St. Paul, MN.


Interested in learning more? Contact Pa Yang, Asian Ministries Program Director, or call 651.444.5808.