The Garden Coffee is an event for Minnesota women and girls to worship, network, enjoy coffee and refreshments, and hear from one of our own Minnesota missionaries, while also having the opportunity to invest into missions!

Garden Coffee Purpose:

  1. To have a Minnesota woman serving in global or home Missions share part of her life with us.
  2. To kick off our annual support for Project Life!

  • What: 2019 Garden Coffee

  • When: Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 10:30AM

  • Where: Lake Geneva Christian Center, West Campus

  • Guest Speaker & Worship Leader: Kristi Northup

  • Free event for all women and girls!

  • Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Know someone who lives or lived out a missional legacy?

  • A Foster or Adoptive Parent?
  • A Foreign Missionary?
  • A Food Shelf Volunteer?

Honor their current or past legacy by becoming a Garden Coffee Legacy Sponsor!

Through a financial donation of $500, your friend’s or family member’s story and heart for missions will be recognized at the Garden Coffee, while inspiring others to love and support home or abroad missions, as well!

It was a delightful, sunny Saturday morning s close to 400 women from all across Minnesota came to worship, fellowship, hear from guest speakers, and invest into the ministry of Project Life.

Steph Peterson spoke to receive the offering, and it was our largest one yet, with over $14,000 being given!

We had the privilege of being lead in worship by Kristi Northup—church planter, worship leader, and recording artist, and hearing a powerful message by Minnesota missionary to Lithuania, Tanya McKinley.

Tanya did not grow up in the church and struggled with feelings of shame and worthlessness. In coming to faith as a teenager, she was deeply impacted by how the church welcomed her and youth pastors discipled her. Since coming to know the Lord, she has always prayed, “God, I will go wherever you want me to go, and I will do whatever you want me to do.”

Tanya and her husband, Luke, have had missions in their hearts since before they even met. The couple are both credentialed ministers with the Assemblies of God and have served together in numerous ministry capacities since their marriage. In 2014, the McKinleys moved to Tallinn, Estonia, to assist with planting Focus Church. In 2017, God opened the door for their family to move to Vilnius, Lithuania, and be part of establishing another life-giving, reproducible church, as well as a church-planting multiplication network in the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania).

Along with her love for all areas of church ministry, Tanya enjoys bike riding, baking, singing, reading, and is passionate about her role as a mom to their three children, Morgan, Isabelle, and Ethan.