Gentle Shepherd Ministries reaches out to seniors in care facilities and inmates in county jails throughout south-central Minnesota. They are currently providing Bible studies, worship services, mentoring and more in nine senior care facilities and three jails.  Training is provided for all volunteers through Gentle Shepherd Ministries.

Serve Seniors in Greater Mankato

  • One-to-One Friendly visits
  • Sunday Church Service Helpers (bring residents to church service, help turning pages, musicians, etc)
    • 9:30am Hillcrest, Primrose, and New Perspective (formerly Keystone)
    • 9:45am Oaklawn
    • 10:00am Oak Terrace
    • 10:45am Monarch Meadows and Laurels Edge
    • 2:00pm Crystal Seasons in Lake Crystal (pianist needed)
  • Weekday Services Volunteers
    • 2nd & 4th Mondays
      • 10:00am Cottagewood (Memory Care Church Service)
      • 11:00am Vine Respite Care
    • 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
      • 10:00am Monarch Meadows (Singing and DVD Presentation)
      • 1:00pm Water's Edge (Church service every Tuesday)
    • 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
      • 10:30am Heritage Meadows-St. Peter (Group leader for Holy Land DVD's)
      • 11:00am Pheasants Ridge in St. Peter 
    • 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
      • 9:30am Brookdale in Mankato (Bible Study)
      • 1:30pm Central Health Care-Le Center


Broken Chains Fellowship (prison ministry)

  • Get trained as a one-to-one visitor or pen pal and combat the loneliness associated with incarceration
  • Become a faith sponsor for someone reentering and come alongside a new brother/sister for the first 6 months post incarceration.
  • Join the team of ministers and lay-ministers who go into the facilities and share the Gospel in Broken Chains Fellowship programming groups

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