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MUSIC WITH A MISSION

USING MUSIC AS A TOOL TO UNITE

Heart of the City, since 1996, has been bringing a message, model and experience of multi-ethnic worship and Biblical unity to thousands of people through the live performances and many recordings of the multi-ethnic, multi-denominational and multi-generational Heart of the City Worship Band.

In a time when divisions are increasing and becoming more entrenched, the need is great in both large and small ways to build bridges in the name of Jesus. Their Mission is “To bring a message, model and experience of multi-ethnic worship and Biblical unity to Christians, and the Gospel to those who are not Christians yet.”

Through the 11 different ethnicities represented in the Heart of the City Worship Band, along with the generational and denominational diversity amongst them, they seek to model that unity in their music, incorporating styles such as Native American, East Indian, Gospel, Urban Contemporary, Reggae, Salsa, Bossa Nova and others. 

Now, since 2018, they are continuing this mission through hosting stylistically and ethnically diverse concerts at the Heart of the City Music Factory in Anoka, Minnesota. 

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We Speak Life Project

We're excited about the songs with the beauty and power of the Native American-style music on this CD! But what really makes this project extra special and unique, is that we've included the testimonies of six Native Americans - 3 women and 3 men - from different generations, different tribes and different locations, sharing how their lives were changed when they surrendered their lives to Jesus!  

Help Enable Us to Give This Project Away to hundreds of Native Americans! 

This project presents the hope, healing and power of the Gospel in a unique way that has great potential to transform many more lives like those of these six Jesus followers on this project. The Reservations are filled with spiritual strongholds of poverty, pain, abuse and addiction with roots that are complex, historical and so difficult to uproot. But as heard in these six stories, Jesus can truly tear up these roots of death and bring new life and hope through the Gospel! 

The Impact has Already Been Great!

We are so excited to tell you that in the last couple of weeks, we have already given away 1,000 of our new We Speak Life CD's! The majority of these have gone out to Native Americans in many locations!

Here is a sampling of where some of them have gone: 

-125 to the Fort Thompson Reservation - north of Chamberlain, South Dakota 

-75 to the United Tribes of Little Earth in South Minneapolis 

-50 to the Rosebud Reservation 

-50 to the St. Croix Reservation 

-50 to a ministry in Wisconsin that serves the homeless and addicted 

-200 to a Native American Pastor taking them to the Red Lake, Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations 

-90 that will be going to various Reservations around the country where seminars on trafficked and missing Indigenous women will be held 

Because our costs of making the CD's were below what we estimated, our donations for CD's came in above our $5,000.00 goal AND because we've already had many more requests from our Native American friends for more CD's, we have already ordered another 1,000 CD's

THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO DONATED TO HELP US PAY FOR THESE CD'S! If you would like to help us pay for the unpaid CD's out of this 2nd order of 1,000, just let us know when you make your donation that this is what you want your donation to be used for.

If you want to purchase or download a CD for yourself, you can follow the link below. 

To donate, you can mail us a check to Heart of the City Ministries, PO Box 284, Osseo, MN 55369 or you can make a quick online credit card donation by clicking the link below. Whatever way you choose to donate, please let us know that you want to designate this donation for the We Speak Life CD so that we know it's not for a general donation.

With the upcoming release of our We Speak Life CD, we have finally uploaded to YouTube the video we recorded at the Music Factory of the title song "We Speak Life". Please take a few minutes to watch it and then, help spread the ministry of this song and Heart of the City, by sharing it with as many people as you can on Facebook and other social media sites!

UPDATE on Rosebud House of Prayer

Construction Helper Needs

We've received a report that progress is being made on rehabbing the Rosebud House of Prayer on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota!  90% of the old sheetrock and insulation has been removed and the place is looking way better! But they could still use some skilled electricians, sheet-rockers and people who can help re-install insulation, as well as, regular laborers to helps with lots of general tasks. They have put together a detailed work schedule and list of needs that can give you a very clear sense of what you could do.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING THE ROSEBUD HOUSE OF PRAYER GET UP AND RUNNING, PLEASE CONTACT the Rosebud House of Prayer leadership at 651-237-2107 or email RHOPConnect@gmail.com. Teams will be scheduled at least monthly, and they will give you details about the work schedule, duties, housing, meals and transportation.

Latest News

Videos at Last!

We're so excited to finally have a few professionally done videos of the Heart of the City Band!

Several months ago, we had Greg Silker and a great crew volunteer their time and talents to come over to the Music Factory and video-tape four of our songs. 

If you like them, please share the videos and help spread our music and ministry around!

Events

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Kofi & the FireKeepers - African Reggae!! Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN
 —  — REVIVE! Naples Beach Hotel, Naples Naples Beach Hotel, Naples
 —  — Heart of the City leading worship at Gateway Church Gateway Church, Elk River Gateway Church, Elk River
 —  — National Day of Prayer MN Live Broadcasting National Day of Prayer MN Facebook Page National Day of Prayer MN Facebook Page
 —  — Heart of the City Music Factory Open House and Open Mic! Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN
 —  — Ovation String Quartet Concert Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN
 —  — Ben Kyle Concert Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN
 —  — Heart of the City leading worship at Hillside Church Hillside Church , Bloomington, MN Hillside Church , Bloomington, MN
 —  — Some Romantic Evening with Dan & Sandy Adler Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN
 —  — Heart of the City at Thee House UV Beth-el Thee House UV Beth-El, Minneapolis Thee House UV Beth-El, Minneapolis
 —  — Paul Aldrich - Clean Comedy Night!! Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN
 —  — Nancy Ellis & Enrique Ponticas - Double Billing Jazz Night! Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN
 —  — New Years Eve at the Factory with Bob Stromberg! Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN
 —  — Ebony, Ivory & Spruce - Beethoven's Christmas Carol Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN
 —  — Kimberly Brown - Home for the Holidays Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN
 —  — Mary Beth Carlson - A Grand Night of Music Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN
 —  — David Belt & Rosa and Rae - Double Billing!! Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN
 —  — Hornucopia - Tribute to Horns in the Rock Era Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN
Kofi and the Firekeepers - African Reggae Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN
Heart of the City Ministries Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN Heart of the City Music Factory, Anoka, MN
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