Houses of Hospitality

The Twin Cities Houses of Hospitality is an intentional community for young adults who are engaged in a year of service with AmeriCorps, Teach for America, and other service organizations. The young people live together, share meals, provide service to the broader community, and explore their personal spiritual development and vocational discernment. Twin Cities House of Hospitality provides living spaces at below market rents, as well as program support that nurtures the connections between a life of faith, service, justice, and vocation.

Twin Cities Houses of Hospitality originated as a collaborative dream of leaders from Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, and Macalester College. The program was launched in the fall of 2014 with two houses, one in St. Paul and one in Minneapolis. Our second year of programming began in August of 2015 with seven residents moving into our two houses. Our weekly meetings are open to all young adults interested in sharing space to learn and grow in vocation and faith while creating an environment dedicated to service, justice, and honoring diversity.

The goal of Twin Cities Houses of Hospitality is to share our Christian Hospitality with young adults. By showing young people that church is relevant to their passions and lives, and that the church cares about them, we are redefining how we "be and do church together". We are not waiting for these young people to come through the church doors; instead we are taking the church to them, meeting these young people where they are: in service. In doing this, we are reaching out and conveying the love of God as Jesus commanded.

Join us in our mission! Check out our website or email to connect with Gretchen Rode, our Program Coordinator, and find ways to be involved in this new, exciting ministry!

Gretchen Rode
Program Coordinator