Mike Schumann

Good News Church, Minnesota
Lead Church Planter
St. Paul Minnesota
Good News Church
March 8
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About My Family

My wife, Amelia, and I first met after a Sunday morning service at Bethlehem Baptist Church in downtown Minneapolis. That was in April of 2013. In June of 2014, we married and transitioned our membership to Cities Church, where we began to feel our hearts stir toward planting a church.

In 2019, it was our joy to partake in helping plant Redeemer Church in Roseville, where I was blessed to serve for a time as one of its pastors. Now, in 2020, we, along with our two children, Caleb and Lydia, are back at Cities church—this time as church planting residents. Our prayer and desire is that God would allow us to plant another gospel-centric, biblically-rooted, and evangelistic church in the Twin Cities.

About My Church Plant

Jesus is alive and real, and His gospel grace is available right now to all who would turn from their sin and receive it. What glory! It is this blessed news that I desire to spend my days proclaiming. Specifically, I feel called to proclaim the gospel through the preaching of God's Word over and over again to His redeemed people, the church, and anyone and everyone else who would lend their ear to it.

I believe that hearing this gospel, reciting it to one another, immersing and satisfying ourselves in it day-after-day-after-day is how we glorify God, grow in Christlikeness and pursue the greatest joy this world has to offer. Therefore, I desire to plant a gospel-centric, biblically-rooted and evangelistic church where we might do this together, as a covenant community, to the glory of God and the joy of His people!

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.


Pray God will provide three to four other biblically qualified men to serve as pastors alongside me. Pray for receptive hearts among the community where our church will serve. Pray God would provide a building in which we could regularly meet. Pray we would have unwavering commitment to preaching the Bible with both reverence and winsomeness.


Consider joining us or connecting us with other believers in the Twin Cities. Send us Bibles we could give to others in our church and community. Help us find and finance a building.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit sendnetwork.com/PlanterFunding for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.