Outreach / Evangelism
Since launched in 1988 Overcomer’s outreach initiatives include special evangelistic and celebration events to Native communities to reach and encourage men and women struggling with addictions and out of control living.
For example, in past events such as the annual Victory on the Avenue Crusade in Minneapolis including the annual New Years Alcothon celebration at the Minneapolis Indian Center many lives were transformed over 25 years. At these celebrations gospel music, special speakers and an invitation to receive Christ was shared to hurting individuals. In 2015 Overcomers Ministry relocated to the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Reservation in northwest Wisconsin, however the evangelistic message is paramount and continues to Native communities in the region.
Sobriety Friday is a popular monthly event held at the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Center that involves a message of hope, live music, dinner and seeks to encourage participants to share past accomplishments while encouraging them to reach new life goals by trusting God’s help and love.
Life Recovery in Christ Bible fellowship meetings are held weekly on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation and Minneapolis. Using the Life Recovery Bible these interactive sessions provides hope, encouragement and discipleship to individuals who struggle with addictions.
More than Conquerors a support group involves Christian Talking Circles that applies the Bible to the 12-Step curriculum for addiction recovery and continues weekly at the Anishinabe Wakiagun facility in Minneapolis.
Overcomers Ministries annual Family Camp launched in 1991 is our most prominent summer ministry that offers the spiritual and physical needs of families promoting the banner theme Healthy Families/Healthy Nations. Located at Camp Dellwater, about 25 miles north of Bemiji, Minnesota, morning and evening services are provided for adults and kids. Recreation activities are held in the afternoon.
Dellwater has hiking trails, softball fields, volleyball, basketball, swimming, fishing, snackbar and a waterslide. The camp is modern and well maintained and includes showers, commercial kitchen, chapel, main lodge and bunkhouses that sleep eight to ten people; camping sites for tents and recreational vehicles are also available.
Participants who attend are from Reservations in the region, Mishkeegogamang Ojibwe Reserve in Ontario, Twin Cities, and the local area. Over the years various churches have also participated in the camp helping with the youth programs, music and counseling.
In addition to enjoying the great outdoors, services are also available for families to receive individual and group counseling services.
Overcomers Ministries coordinates children’s Bible sessions conducted during short-term missions trips such as the Mishkeegogamang First Nations (Ojibwe) Reserve, in Northern Ontario, Canada. During this time, children are taught Bible stories and Biblical principles by volunteer staff.
Overcomers provides outreach events for the entire family that includes a teen and children’s program in the schedule such as the workshop Freedom from Family violence and Addiction, Father & Son, Mother & Daughter groups.
Faith-Based Curriculum (Life Recovery in Christ)
Overcomers Ministry promotes life changing results through Bible-based curriculum in all services it provides to Native communities.Individuals receive mentoring on spiritual growth, healthy thinking and applying Bible knowledge in overcoming addictions and to stabilize their lives in a hostile world.