About the Choir
One of the ways Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge reaches out to area churches and the community is through our resident choir. Each weekend the choir visits churches sharing music and testimonies. The MnTC choir has had the pleasure of ministering to a wide variety of churches in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Our goal is to be a blessing to congregations by testifying about God’s healing power in our lives and helping others see that with Him, they too, can overcome their struggles.
Host the Choir
Our choir involvement at your church is an opportunity to have Christ’s message of redemption and restoration come more alive in your congregation. Every Sunday, we bring residents to churches around the state to sing worship songs and share testimonies. This is an integral part of our client’s recovery, as they are given the opportunity to share what God has done in their lives. These visits are powerful and enriching to all who attend. We understand that each church is different, therefore we cater our presentations based on length, congregational needs or even specific themes.
A typical visit includes:
- Representative explaining MnTC’s programs & drug trends
- 3-6 Worship songs
- 3-6 Testimonies
- Informational booth
- Fellowship with current clients
- Opportunities to be involved with the ministry
Along with the regular weekend church visits, please contact us as we would love to see if the choir could come to your next event. Some of the past events include: singing for the MN House of Representatives, singing the national anthem at the Twins games, and special shows at conferences, outdoor events and fairs.
Ministry: We typically request 30- 45 minutes of “ministry time” during the service to share songs and testimonies, however we are always willing to work with your church’s requirements.
Offering: We also ask for the opportunity to take a separate love offering during the service for MnTC. As a ministry we do not desire to take away from what is typically received on a Sunday service. However, the offering we take is also one of the main ways that we are able to keep MnTC open. After years of working with churches we have found that the best way to do this is for the church to take their regular offering toward the beginning of the service, so they still receive their normal giving. Then, toward the end of our portion of the service, take a love offering for those people who would like to help support MnTC. However, this can look many different ways and we will discuss this prior to our visit.
Fellowship Meal: Typically, churches that we visit will offer a meal to the clients after the service(s). This is in no way a requirement, but can be used as a means for your congregation to further interact with our clients. Many clients and congregants say this is their favorite part as they can then have time to have one-on-one conversations with the clients and get to know them a bit.
Technical: Our technical needs include: 2 microphones, 1-2 monitors, 1 Sound person (who can also be there early for our sound check-we will also have a client available to help with the sound). We like to arrive 45 minutes before the 1st service to run through a quick sound check, 1 six-foot table in the main lobby (for a display board/brochures). If your church does not have the above-mentioned sound equipment, we are able to bring our own equipment with prior notice.
* All of our background music is on CD, so we will need either a CD player in your sound system, USB port or an open channel into your system.
Choir Group Size: Our group size will depend on the size of each church, the minimum number of residents that we are able to send is 24, along with 2-3 staff members. If your church is unable to accommodate this many individuals, please let us know so that we can discuss other possibilities.
For further information/booking, please call Church Relations at (612) 238-6116 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is one of the great delights of our congregation ministry to partner with Mn Adult & Teen Challenge. The visits once a year of the Teen Challenge Choir are highly anticipated, big events that encourage us with powerful in-your-face testimonies of God’s almighty power in real people’s lives. We have had the joy of walking with many graduates who have become solid, productive members of our community. I recommend partnering with MnTC to every local church. You will receive far more than you’ll give!
The Harbor Church
Each time the Mn Adult & Teen Challenge Choir joins us, they alert and familiarize us with the scope and struggles of addiction throughout Minnesota. MnTC does an excellent job of conveying the message of hope and recovery and we are glad to keep financially and prayerfully supporting them.
Pastor Michael Anderson
Brooklyn United Methodist Church
Stories of redemption and restoration remind us of the power of Christ in our lives and the hope He offers the world around us. The choir’s testimonies empower us to speak into the need around us with confidence and anticipation. And seeing members of our church personally mentoring Mn Adult & Teen Challenge clients means the world to me as a pastor. I look forward to the next 20 years!
Pastor Paul McVety
Chapel Hill Church
Our congregations have people sitting in the pew every Sunday with many of these same issues right under the surface – MNTC gives them a ray of hope and I’ve seen the journey of healing begin as a result. As a pastor, I couldn’t be more encouraged by the testimony of God’s power through the stories of these men and women.
Pastor Jedediah Scharmer
Resurrection Lutheran Church