Arrive Ministries is…

  • a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to the cause of the refugee and immigrant
  • a ministry that empowers local churches to welcome and serve displaced refugees who resettle in Minnesota
  • comprised of refugees, staff, members of faith communities, and volunteers who are learning to see Jesus reflected in the faces of one other
  • stories that need telling – stories of men, women, and children surviving adversity and enriching our lives as they become our neighbors and friends
  • an Affiliate Ministry of Transform Minnesota and a partner with World Relief an international humanitarian organization


Love refugees and immigrants practically, socially and spiritually

  • Provide direct program services
  • Mobilize the Church
  • Call our communities to respond biblically


Live out God’s command to welcome refugees and immigrants


Life transformation for refugees, immigrants and the Church.


  • The Gospel, shared in word and deed (Romans 1:16, Colossians 3:17)
  • Refugees and immigrants, created in God’s image (Genesis 1:26-27, Exodus 23:9, Leviticus 19:33-34, Leviticus 24:22)
  • The local Church, God’s agent for transformation (1 Peter 2:9, Matthew 28: 18-20, Matthew 5: 14-16)
  • Justice and mercy for the vulnerable (Isaiah 58: 6-11, Micah 6:8, Isaiah 1:17)
  • Empowerment and learning from each other (1 Thessalonians 5:11, Proverbs 27:17)

Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Funding Sources

Arrive Ministries (Total)

  • Donations, 56%
  • Government Contract Funds, 40%
  • Service Fees, 4%

Somali Adult Literacy Training

100% Funded by Donations

  • Corporate & Foundation Contributions, 44%
  • Individual Contributions, 15%
  • Church Contributions, 11%

Refugee Life Ministries

100% Funded by Donations

  • Corporate & Foundation Contributions, 41%
  • Individual Contributions, 38%
  • Church Contributions, 13%
  • Non-Cash Contributions, 7%

Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2020