Discipleship

No matter who comes through our doors, Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities has one goal: to create disciples of Jesus Christ. We believe that the obstacles someone faces pale in comparison to his or her need for the life-saving power of Jesus in their lives.

No matter who comes through our doors, Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities has one goal: to create disciples of Jesus Christ. We believe that the obstacles someone faces pale in comparison to his or her need for the life-saving power of Jesus in their lives.

Through all of our programs, we point people back to the power of the cross over sin, death, and destruction. We desire to encourage people to follow Ephesians 4:22-24 where the Apostle Paul tells us to:

“Put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”

Discipleship For Employees, Students, and Guests

We encourage our employees, students, and guests to become followers of Jesus Christ through the following activities:

Chapel. Volunteers and staff have led chapel services every night since 1902. Services include worship, sermons, prayer, and connection with others.

Bible Studies. Volunteers and staff members provide Bible studies during the day and evenings for our guests.

Devotions. Our programs encourage daily devotions so people can draw closer to God. The full-time programs for women and our Discipleship program for men require daily devotions.

Student and Staff Worship. Once a month, students, guests, and staff come together for worship, teaching, and fellowship. This opportunity creates bridges of connection among everyone at the Mission as we worship Christ together.

Classes for Staff Members. The Director of Chaplains teaches classes regularly for employees at the Mission. These optional courses touch on apologetics, emotionally healthy spirituality, and other relevant topics to keep staff members engaged in their faith journeys.

We also provide a full-time program for men called Discipleship that provides Bible teaching, work therapy, education, and life skills.

Discipleship Program

Since its inception in 2004, the Discipleship program at Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities has immersed men in the principles of God’s Word while building skills for a successful life. We believe that, if one has a right relationship with God, all other aspects of life will improve.

The program is full time, and students live at the Union Gospel Mission Men’s Campus while in the program.

Holistic Approach

This program uses a multi-faceted approach to facilitate hope and healing:

  • Spiritual growth through daily Bible studies and classes
  • A customized education program integrated with a job training program, including GED
  • Part-time work program to earn money, build up a resume, and improve job skills
  • Individualized support to get and keep a job in today’s market