Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches

Our Family of Programs

Division of Indian Work

In partnership with GMCC, the Division of Indian Work serves the social needs of urban American Indians while honoring cultural tradition through four distinct program areas, Healing Spirit, Health Services, Strengthening Family Circles and Youth Leadership Development Program.

Minnesota FoodShare

Provides more than half of the food distributed by food shelves statewide every year.

Metro Paint-A-Thon

Improves the exteriors of homes for seniors and disabled individuals.


Provides indoor and outdoor chore services to seniors and disabled adults who need a helping hand to maintain their homes.

Urban Immersion Service Retreats

Teaches diverse groups about poverty and calls them to action as volunteers.

Center for Families

A multi-service agency in North Minneapolis which assists families in becoming self-sufficient, especially the growing West African immigrant community.


Provides children, ages 5 to 15, with caring adult mentors.

Community Collaborations

Clinical Pastoral Education

Trains seminarians, pastors and faith leaders to provide spiritual care and counseling through immersion into work with people in homeless shelters, walk-in centers, prisons, treatment centers, nursing homes, refugee resettlement programs, recovery churches, and inner city mission congregations.

Friendship Village of Minnesota

Provides chaplaincy and spiritual counseling to residents of a large residential and assisted-living home who require direct service and crisis care.

Minneapolis Area Interfaith Initiative
Unites individuals and faith communities in the Minneapolis area in learning about other religious traditions, increasing interfaith understanding, and building personal relationships across faiths.

A program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches