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TENTMAKERS is a Christ-centered training organization that delivers practical, leadership and life skills training.

Founded as a non-profit 501(c)3 in 1979 as Tentmakers Youth Ministry, TENTMAKERS has trained and equipped more than 20,000 individuals from all walks of life. Graduates consistently share how their approach to life has changed and how they feel better equipped to be others-focused, build stronger relationships, and live more intentionally. They also say their relationship with Jesus Christ has become more central to the way they live their lives, and that they have gained the confidence to inspire, influence and lead others.


To raise up and train leaders of integrity with the compassion, courage and faith in Jesus Christ, who have the imagination, moral fiber and tenacity to lead effectively in all walks of life, including: business, family, education, government, the arts, media and the Church.


We equip and empower disciples to be Biblical tentmakers who live out their God-given calling while transforming culture through Christ, one relationship at a time. This includes 12-14 year old boys (David's Wilderness Challenge), high school students (Leadership Quest), young adults (Year on Mission) and adults (Breakthrough Living, Bridge Builders and the Daniel Leadership Institute).


Provide Christ-centered experiences to live a life on mission.  This includes providing leadership training and coaching via a team-led, interactive process in which people learn through the modeling, discovery and practice of time-tested, principles in an environment of discipline, affirmation and encouragement

Fundamental to TENTMAKERS ministry is an unwavering commitment to consistency in the development of its curriculum and the manner in which it is delivered. Christ-centeredness defines each of the twelve skill areas that make up TENTMAKERS training wheel: Jesus-following skills; Wisdom-seeking skills; Learning/Thinking skills; Worldview skills; Decision-making skills; Ministry skills; Communications skills; Relational skills; Management skills; Citizenship skills; Motivational skills; and Entrepreneurial skills.

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Tentmakers Youth Ministry

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PO Box 84
Chanhassen, MN 55317


(763) 535-6484