Spirit Lake Ministry Center
We provide mission opportunities on the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota. Volunteers work closely with the residents of the reservation, performing light construction and Vacation Bible School for local children. All skill levels and ages are welcomed to inquire. United Methodist affiliation.
The peoples of the Spirit Lake Nation are of the Dakota Tribe and have been in this area since 1867. The reservation is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the Dakotas just 8 miles south of Devils Lake, North Dakota. The reservation consists of four districts on one half million acres spread across rolling prairie and wooded hills. The Spirit Lake Ministry Center is located on 80 acres in the Wood Lake District just 3 miles from Tokio, North Dakota. The Ministry Center has 4 dormitories, an up-to-date shower/toilet facility, a work shop, a kitchen/dining facility,food pantry, warehouse and a Christian Life Center. There are 3 separate devotional areas and a large fire pit available for the use of our teams.
The Spirit Lake Ministry Center hosts volunteer teams from all over the country. Our Ministry Center provides mission opportunities all year. These Volunteer in Mission (VIM) Teams perform light construction and maintenance on homes, Tribal buildings and grounds on the reservation and to provide team members for children’s activities. All activities are hands on and involve close interaction with the elders and children of the reservation. Each VIM team will also be provided opportunities for work projects on the Ministry Center. Opportunities for participation in Native American cultural activities are provided. Teams may include adult and youth members 14 and older. Younger children may be accepted if accompanied by a parent and approved by the Ministry Center staff prior to the mission dates. We also can make arrangements for Family Mission trips for individual families or churches.