Freedom Works

“It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” -Galatians 5:1

(Not the actual representation of building)


is on the move!


FreedomWorks is currently looking to expand the residential program from 19 to 45 men along with adding programming space to accommodate 120 people.


The FreedomWorks model has gained the trust of MN DOC, Community probation and individuals in key positions.


The national recidivism rate is 67.5%. FreedomWorks maintains a 7% recidivism rate. We have continued to see guys graduate and our program has never been as stable.

Currently we have a large list of applicants with no space available. I invite you to prayerfully consider giving to the vision of what God is doing at the MPLS Chapter of FreedomWorks Post Prison Outreach.

George Lang

Executive Director, FreedomWorks



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June 25th, Thursday Night Connection

Speaker: Mike Gattie

Topic: Discipleship and the Beatitudes-Part I

The Connection is a gateway for those new to the ministry and mission. It is a night that many mentors, volunteers and residents come together to share a meal, for equipping and building new relationships.

Doors open at 5:45. Dinner begins at 6:15 followed by Biblical teaching at 7pm.

Photo - Edina Rotary

Jerry Potter

Longtime Friend of FreedomWorks

A Time to Remember and Celebrate a Life Well Lived

Age 83, of Edina. Passed away June 24th, 2015. Jerry’s life was marked by deep faith- faith in entrepreneurship, community service, and the Christian message of love and community. Companies he started or managed included Scientific Computers, Automated Systems, Sweden House, Culinary Technology, and Corban Systems. Service commitments included Project Concern International, Prison Fellowship ministry to inmates in Sandstone, Stillwater, Lino Lakes, Faribault, and Moose Lake prisons. Rotary was also important serving as President of Minneapolis Rotary and volunteering for Camp Enterprise, Strive, Ethics Seminar, and the Economics Learning Center. He served on the Twin Cities Advisory Board of the Salvation Army and could be found ringing bells next to a red kettle every Christmas. He was a committed husband, an exemplary father, a fun-filled and wise grandfather, and a caring friend to people of all ages. Survived by Nancy, wife of nearly 60 years, daughter Teddie Potter (Stephen Nesser) and son Michael Potter (Kris), grandchildren Sean and Terra Peterson and Keela and Lee Potter, extended family Tim Nugyen (Tanya).

By Teddie Potter —
Memorial Service at Colonial Church of Edina at 11am on Monday, July 13th.
Memorials preferred to Colonial Church or donor’s favorite non-profit.