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Join Tour de River - Putting Down Roots
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Who we are

We are Glory of Christ Fellowship from Elk River, MN. We are a daughter church of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, and we have a heart to exalt the name of Jesus by living lives of worship, community, and mission www.gcfmn.org.

Our  Cause

This Summer, from June 26 – July 6, several cyclists from around the country will ride from Memphis to Minneapolis to raise money for the build-out of our new  home facility and two much-needed ministries. While this 12-day, 1,000-mile bike ride along the Mississippi River is designed to help us develop our new space, our hope is to bring awareness to the emotional and physical needs of those in the community who we aim to serve with it. 

After renting a gymnasium and small office for 11 years,  we have made a commitment to relocate to a 13,000 square-foot space in the heart of Elk River, and we are raising money to build-out the space so that we can lift up the name of Jesus and reach out to our community. In addition to expanding our current ministries, this new building will allow us to begin offering free biblical counseling to the community, and to start a new ministry, under the mentorship of Joni and Friends Minnesota, serving those affected by various kinds of disabilities.

Why Help?

The church is not a building, but a building can really help the church! In the larger Elk River area, nearly 7,000 people and their families are affected by disability, not to mention the many who are suffering with emotional and relational difficulties. So, our intent is to obey Jesus’ directive to "invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind and you will be blessed...make them come in so my house will be full" (Luke 14:13, 23). We want to be an “Irresistible Church” with an authentic community built on the hope of Christ that compels people who are suffering to fully belong to the body of Christ, find healing, and use their spiritual gifts for the glory of God and the good of others

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Won’t you join us in this adventure?  This is your chance to make a one-time donation, or support us on-going with your monthly gifts.  And, if you are interested in making a part of, or the entire journey with us, we’d love to have you join us.

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