Upcoming Events

There are several events each month for you to personally get involved in the fight against human trafficking with our organizations and others. Look over the information below to learn about special events, recurring events, and a master Google calendar of all of the events for you to join.

Special Events

 Freedom Weekend 2020

Friday March 20th and Saturday March 21st
Christ Presbyterian Church, 6901 Normandale Road, Edina.  

Trafficking Justice exists to bring an end to sexual exploitation and sex trafficking in the state of Minnesota. We do this by inspiring, educating, equipping and mobilizing the church to fight this evil that makes a commodity of people who bear God’s image.

March 20 & 21, 2020 marks our 8th annual Freedom Weekend, where we create a learning event with compelling presentations, worship, prayer, and testimonies related to sex trafficking and exploitation. This year we will have a two-part event. One ticket includes both events and lunch on Saturday.

Friday evening (6:30 – 8:30 pm) Attendees will gather for a time of worship, testimonial teaching, guided corporate prayer, and an opportunity for those serving on the front lines to receive prayer and intercession for their work. This will be both celebratory and solemn.

Saturday (8:30 am – 2 pm) This year our content structure will be formatted differently. In order to make sure that people who are anywhere along the spectrum of “brand new” to “a deep understanding” can attend and leave with new knowledge and ideas about both the problems and solutions around trafficking and exploitation. To accomplish this, presenters will be from a wide assemblage of disciplines and engagement. Each will have a brief talk of 10 minutes in length to allow for a variety of perspectives and topics.

Click HERE to register

 

Trafficking Justice Monthly Education

Tuesday, March 10th – (2nd Tuesday of Every Month) | 7–8:30 pm
Christ Presbyterian Church, 6901 Normandale Road, Edina.  Choir Room (down stairwell to left from main lobby)

Join us as we welcome Stephanie Page, Co-Founder and Director of Stories Foundation. With a winsome personality, Stephanie shares her passionate belief that everyone has a story that matters. Through the Freedom Food Truck and Storyteller Catering, she uses her platform to spread awareness about human trafficking and empowers people to make a difference through purposeful purchasing as a first step. No Registration is needed.

For more information, email Laura at: [email protected]com

Trafficking Justice Monthly Prayer Meeting

Trafficking Justice Prayer Meeting | Thursday, April 2nd (1st Thursday of Each Month)
7 pm – Mercy Road Church, 12156 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337

Trafficking Justice’s monthly prayer meeting location is now at Mercy Road Church.

Join us as we come together and pray to the God of Justice for people and organizations in our Minnesota communities, that Jesus would come and heal, rescue, restore, protect, and change the tide of our culture! Nothing we do is as important as this task and opportunity of prayer.  We will have specific requests from multiple organizations around our state involved in this cause. Come and invite a friend!  If you have any questions please contact Tori, our prayer track leader, by email at: [email protected].

Additional Events

Friday, March 13th | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Pack & Pray – Beautiful + Loved (Strip Club Ministry) 

Oak Hills Church, 1570 Yankee Doodle Road, Eagan, MN
Pack 235 bags for the women and managers who will receive them in the dressing rooms from the trained team the next day. Contact: Kjersti Bohrer for more information.

 

**POSTPONED** Berean Baptist Anti Trafficking Seminar

As Christians, we need to navigate an increasingly complex culture that promotes sexual exploitation. Join us for a day-long seminar that from 8 am – 4 pm at the Burnsville campus of Berean Baptist.

309 County Rd 42 E, Burnsville, MN 55306. Cost is $15.

**Stay tuned for updates

Recurring Events

Trafficking Justice Prayer Meeting

1st Thursday of Each Month | 7 pm
Illumination Church, 12156 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Please join us to pray for current needs for many organizations in our communities.
Prayer changes things! For more information, contact [email protected]
 

Every Man’s Battle

Every Tuesday | 7:00-9:00 pm
Bethlehem Baptist, North Campus, 5151 Program Avenue, D504, Mounds View, MN 55112
The path to purity isn’t easy, but it is possible when God pursues us together with other godly men who face the same temptations and who will come alongside us to encourage us, support us, and hold us accountable. Contact: Tom Smith 612-363-7198
 

Trafficking Justice Monthly Training

2nd Tuesday of Every Month | 7–8:30 pm
Christ Presbyterian Church, 6901 Normandale Rd, Edina
Room 116 (Park in North Parking Lot and go in North Entrance (right door).
Each month we have expert speakers discuss various topics related to sexual exploitation and trafficking.
For more information, contact [email protected]
 

Beautiful and Loved-Pack and Pray

2nd Friday of Every Month | 5:30 – 7:30 pm
We need up to 15 guys and girls to pack 20 bags full of items that Kjersti will have ready for you. She will do a devotion and you all will pray over them and when they will be given out by an experienced team who will deliver them the next night to women in the strip clubs. Contact Kjersti at [email protected]
 

Master Calendar of Events

DONATION NEEDS

Breaking Free – needs Churches to adopt a room each month at their new emergency shelter that opened up September 1st.  They have a house two doors down from their office, that has been refurbished and will house a minimum of 4 women/girls and up to 2 children.   Breaking free has had a drop in center but M-F, 9-5 and some have had to sleep on the porch. They need to finance salaries for trauma informed trauma-bond knowledgeable staff to work 24/5 365. Asking for church groups help sponsor a room each month. Contact Terry Forliti (Executive Director)  [email protected] 612-203-7119 (cell) 651-289-2826 (work)

Devin’s House – is  a sober living home for women, is opening up this September as soon as  they get 8 twin bed sheets and bedspreads, 8 sets of different colored towels,  3 white utility closets and one outside cigarette dispenser.  This is Jenny Gaines second sober living home in less than a year. She is calling it “Devin’s House” as a tribute to her son who recently died in a car accident. It is located at 50th & Washburn Avenue in North Mpls, not far from the Camden House at 49th and Camden.  Contact Jenny Gaines before you purchase anything to see if any other church bought the above items.  [email protected]

Esther Homes – is a transitional housing program for pregnant women and single mothers facing crisis or homelessness.  They need churches to come alongside them.  Contact: 612-284-2952 or [email protected]