Westminster is honoring its historic response to God’s call for social justice through Open Doors Open Futures.
In early 2015, Westminster approved an historic $8 million for the mission component of Open Doors Open Futures, committing 80% of funds to local initiatives, 20% to global. Westminster’s mission initiatives are centered around five broad themes:
- affordable housing
- local partnerships
- young adult leadership development
- global partnerships
- South Sudan
Affordable and Supportive Housing
- Reduce homelessness in the city by funding 150 units of affordable housing with Aeon.
- Support the relocation of former, low-income Marimark Apartment residents.
- Support at-risk youth through partnership with Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.
- Build affordable homes with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.
- Revitalize an urban ministry through support for Grace-Trinity Church.
- Provide counseling through financial support of Westminster Counseling Center.
Young Adult Leadership Development
- Prepare North Minneapolis youth for college through commitment to Kwanzaa 21st Century Academy.
- Improve access to college through Macalester Westminster Scholarships.
- Help young people find their path through support of the Meisel Scholarship Program.
- Support the next generation of ministers through financial assistance for seminarians.
- Create intentional communities of faith through support of young adult ministries
houses of hospitality.
- Engage young people in the church through support of one of the leading PCUSA seminaries, McCormick Seminary for Faith, Service, and Leadership.
- Reimagine and create the church of the future through support of NEXT Church.
- Develop Christian leaders through partnerships with Palestine, Cuba, and Cameroon.
- Deepen personal connections with international partners through travel scholarships.
- Through a lead gift, support education and peacebuilding in South Sudan, the world’s newest and poorest country.