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The HEART Ministry was created in 2012 as Hosanna Church's response to natural disasters. It has expanded to include community disaster assistance, individual and family emergencies and a specialized prayer ministry.

Mission Statement

HEART is a ministry of Hosanna Church that demonstrates God's love by serving communities in need. 

Vision Statement 

HEART is a Jesus-centered ministry operating through a network of churches, ministries, and businesses to build relationships in the community. We are a locally and nationally known Kingdom Distribution Center providing building resources, housewares, food, and prayer to rebuild hearts and homes.

Core Values

  • Holy Spirit dependence
  • Building strong relationships (within team, partners, communities)
  • Bringing Jesus to the forefront
  • Operating at a high level of trust and integrity

Key Bible Verse: He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. 2 Corinthians 1:4 (NLT)

Cultural Strengths

  • Kingdom-minded
  • In it for the long haul
  • Love like Jesus
  • Prayer is foundational
  • Relationally driven
  • Giving without expectation
  • Going to the need-and getting volunteers out of the church

Volunteer Opportunities 

HEART is fully led and staffed by volunteers. Click below to learn more about each opportunity. Click here to check-out a local news story and see what it's like to volunteer in the HEART warehouse. 

Contact the HEART team at   or 612.656.9522 with questions. 

Impact Trips

HEART Texas Impact Trip | April 13-20, 2019

HEART is returning to Vidor, TX to continue providing support in rebuilding lives and homes from Hurricane Harvey. Adults and youth ages 15+ can join to spread the hope and heartbeat of Jesus through a variety of tasks such as cleanup, construction, yard work, painting, etc. We are encouraging anyone with a heart to serve to come along. There will be many opportunities to pray for and love on those impacted by the storm. 

Cost: Approximately $400-$500 (covers travel expenses – all other expenses are covered by HEART). Click here to apply. Please contact Kirk Hinrichs, Trip Leader, at   with any questions.

HEART Texas Student Impact Trip | June 22-29, 2019

This trip will focus on continued disaster relief for a community hit by Hurricane Harvey through work projects, as well as local outreach. An underlying focus will be on intentional devotional and reflection time to prepare students to discover their identity, belonging and purpose as they prepare for life after high school.

The HEART Student Impact Trip is available for students in 10-12th grade. Priority will be given to students who are closest to graduation. Click here to apply. Contact Nathan Lyke, High School Pastor, at  with questions.

HEART Bemidji, MN Impact Trip | June 28-July 2, 2019

The Bemidji trip is a Student-led, family-friendly impact trip to the Bemidji area (27 miles north of Bemidji). Children must be at least five years of age. We will be staying and working at Camp Dells (just 27 miles north of Bemidji) painting, landscaping, and general clean-up. We hope to have an outreach with a local church or neighborhood, providing a meal and possibly building a playground for the less fortunate. Details to follow at the team meetings. We're looking for all skill levels (i.e., painting, carpentry, landscaping, etc.) as well as a loving attitude towards people and a willingness to try new things. 

Click here to view the trip information. Click here to apply. To learn more, attend the Information Meeting on Sunday, April 14 from 10-10:45 in the atrium at the Lakeville location, or Sunday, April 28 at the Shakopee location. 

HEART New York Student Impact Trip | July 7-13, 2019 

This is a HEART Student-led trip for students ages 16+. The HEART team is heading back to New York to partner with local churches in multiplying the hope and heartbeat of Jesus through prayer and outreach ministry. This trip is designed to teach students the importance of loving others, the impact we can make in other people’s lives and the power of prayer.

This trip is for students of all skill levels. Beginners are welcomed and encouraged to join us in stepping out of our comfort zones to be the hands and feet of Jesus. The cost of the trip is $500. Click here to apply. 

Contact Tyler Kerr, Team Leader, at   with questions. 

Donate

HEART is focused on both immediate and long-term care. Your donations will support this ongoing recovery effort. If you would like to donate to HEART, click here to visit the HEART electronic contribution page. How to donate: 

  • Click "Sign in and register" or "Register as a guest"
  • Enter the amount you want to donate
  • From the dropdown menu next to "APPLY THIS PAYMENT TO," select "HEART/DISASTER RESPONSE"
  • Fill out the rest of the fields in the form 

If you would like to send a check, please make your check payable to "Hosanna Church" and send it to the following address:

Hosanna Church
Attn: HEART/Disaster Response
9600 163rd Street West 
Lakeville, MN 55044

Pray

Prayer changes things, bringing comfort to those in difficult situations and healing the broken hearted. Join HEART in praying for struggling families trying to rebuild their lives, and for the children who have lost their toys and homes in the wake of natural disasters. Please pray for comfort and peace over their families and communities.