My Westwood

Reaching people here, near and far

Westwood’s Outreach Ministry’s mission is to extend God’s love and mercy to those in need across the street and across the globe. Our efforts are focused on three areas: here, near and far.

In our community, we partner with local agencies to provide practical help and resources to those in need. Some of our local outreach activities include a coat drive in the fall, a Christmas gift drive in December, and a household donation drive for young mothers in the spring.

We have partnered with 180 Degrees in providing a home for homeless teens in our community, located on our Chanhassen campus. We provide support to local refugees, and we have a prison ministry at the Shakopee Women’s Correctional Facility.

Globally, we have teams that minister to people in faraway countries. We provide funding and supporting a medical clinic in the Middle East, mission work in East and Central Asia, and spiritual and economic development work in Malawi, Tanzania, Ghana, and Mozambique.

We also advocate for victims of injustice and work closely with local and international organizations like International Justice Mission, World Vision and World Relief to help end slavery and trafficking. If you have a heart for reaching others and maybe even a desire to travel the globe, we could use you. Check out our Outreach teams or contact us below with your interest. We’d love to help you find your place.

Learn More About:


  • Mission trips


Get Involved:

  • Find a Westwood Outreach Team you are interested in
  • Check Upcoming Events for Outreach events
  • Search current volunteer opportunities


If you have additional questions contact us:

Director of Missions / Chaz Nichols, 952.224.7464
Outreach Administrator / Leslie Dokken, 952.224.7356