Heart River Bridges of Hope is an outreach and re-entry ministry on behalf of the ELCA and the whole Church. As an expression of God’s grace and love, this ministry provides youth opportunities for community worship, mentorship, wellness, and mutually enriching relationships. Trusting and believing that God heals and creates new life, our intent is to accompany and empower youth toward a future with hope.
- serves the state of North Dakota
- works to build ecumenical, faith-based relationships with youth released from the Youth Correctional Center and congregations across the state
- provides a Mentor for each youth who voluntarily wants to be a part of the program
Living Water Lutheran Church is a congregation in the midst of development within the our synod. The congregation currently worships at Fort Lincoln Elementary School in Lincoln. The congregation is reaching out to the growing neighborhoods on the South side of Mandan.
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is driven by their mission to bring healing, help and hope to those in need. Every day, the dedicated staff and volunteers bring this mission to life as they work to provide the help people need, when they need it. Whether they are serving children, teenagers, parents, grandparents or entire communities — their goal is that those they serve will be strengthened for life. Lutheran Social Services roots go back to 1919, when the Lutheran Children’s Finding Society was formed to establish, maintain and conduct receiving homes for orphans, homeless, abandoned, neglected and dependent children. Across the decades, from the Great Depression to World War II, through the social changes of the ‘50s and ‘60s to the challenges of today, their services have expanded to meet the changing needs of individuals, families and the community.
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