Meeting Recap – November 2020

Tuesday, November 12- The room filled with Amplify partners and guests as more than 100 people packed into our room to hear Steve Tourek’s message “Spreading Hope” and supporting emerging ministries’ passion to build the Kingdom. Thank you to all the partners and guests who were in attendance! In case you missed it, here’s a quick recap of the evening and a way to “connect” even further!

Play to Your Strengths program director, Madie Hulbert, opened our meeting in song. Amplify Executive Director, Julie Eide reviewed our Amplify Partner Pledge to commit ourselves to being present and using our gifts to build the Kingdom of God. Our ministry Shout-Out this meeting came from new member to Amplify’s Learning Academy, Edith Hudson of Ediths House.

Steve Tourek kicked off our evening sharing insights and challenges on what it means to spread hope.  Steve encouraged us to consider our world view and what God is calling us to do. Executive Director of Play to Your Strengths, Steve Gahagen, shared statistics about the suicide epidemic among today’s youth and challenged us to consider how letting more kids know that they are loved and uniquely gifted by God with strengths is creating deeper and more meaningful connections and community through Play to Your Strengths. Ben Griswold, Wildflyer Coffee, talked about the lack of viable jobs and life skills for homeless youth and their dream to change that. Griswold shared an exciting update about their capital appeal and dreams to open their first retail location. Wildflyer’s ask- how can you help us achieve our goal in opening our first retail location- they are looking for marketing, commercial design and retail advisors.


Hear what presenting ministries thought of the evening…..

“Awesome night. It was great to get feedback from the Amplify partners as we look forward to what’s next for Wildflyer Coffee ” – Ben Griswold

“Last night was a wonderful opportunity to learn, grow, and dream further. God is bringing incredible people around the table and working something powerful in Play To Your Strengths” – Madie Hubert


Partners are needed to help advance ideas that began at our dinner on Tuesday. Spend one hour in consultation with our ministry partner and meet additional Amplify partners. Together we’ll review the feedback forms and support the ministry in identifying next steps.

Wednesday, NOV 20.
3:00pm.  Tradition Bank, 7601 France Ave.   Edina, MN
Provide additional feedback or connections

Thursday, Nov 21
3:00pm Tradition Bank, 7601 France Ave. Edina, MN
Provide additional feedback or connections


NEXT EVENT: Tuesday, January 14
**NEW LOCATION**Christ Presbyterian Church  5:00pm

Join us as we hear from Jim Martin, International Justice Mission. Presenting ministries: Junita’s Jar and ACT UNITED share their stories as emerging ministries living out the Gospel. Junita’s Jar is at a point of discernment, with a passion for sharing awareness and hope in the world of domestic violence. Junita is contemplating her next move with impact-driven cookie company to help women live their best lives by delivering the ingredients needed to reduce the occurrences of relationship violence. Called from public service corrections work into a life to prevent sex trafficking, ACT UNITED to stirring up the Holy Spirit to connect communities together in awareness, outreach, prayer, and prevention to end the sexual exploitation of children and teens. Can’t wait to RSVP? RSVP NOW for our January meeting!