Population: 677,717 (3.5 million--the 15th largest metro area in the US)

Language: English & more than 200 others

Religion: Evangelical Christian 35%, Nominal or Unchurched 34%, Non Evangelical Christian 17%, World Religions 10%


The Twin Cities area is rich in diversity.  There are over 700,000 internationals (first and second generation immigrants & refugees) who speak more than 200 different languages.  The Minneapolis/St. Paul area boasts the largest Hmong, Somali, and Oromo (Ethiopian) population in the U.S.  It also has the second largest Tibetan and Liberian concentrations.  Of all the internationals living in our backyard, 88% of them remain unreached.


There is a unique opportunity to reach the nations right here in our city.  Jesus calls us to be the “light of the world” and for the past 12 years, YWAM Minneapolis has been committed to shining His light here in the Twin Cities area.

We invite you to come and establish a greater brightness in our backyard.  You will have many unique opportunities to interact with a wide variety of culture.  Help tutor Latino youth, teach English to Somali adults, and run a kids club for Asian children.  Engage the forgotten by sharing conversations with the homeless, praying for the sick, and packaging food for the hungry.

The opportunities are plentiful and the workers are few.  Come and be a part of what a few can do for God’s Kingdom!


  • The Phillips Neighborhood is the most diverse neighborhood in the U.S. with over 100 languages spoken
  • “Eat Street” has over 75 ethnic restaurants in a six block area
  • 167,000 Hispanics
  • Over 200 Hispanic churches
  • 150,000 Muslims
  • Over 100 Muslim mosques
  • Home of the only Somali church in America
  • 10,000 homeless
  • 10,000 full-time prison inmates

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