Worship at Gloria Dei Saturdays 5:00pm, Sundays 9:00am and 10:30am

Mission & outreach

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

Gloria Dei began as a mission start congregation, part of an intentional effort to reach into new and growing areas of the city of Sioux Falls with the good news of Jesus. Mission is in our DNA. In Scripture, we read the words of Jesus at the end of the Gospel of Matthew where Jesus says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Jesus’ command begins with that simple little word, “GO.” At Gloria Dei, “Freed by Christ we Gather, Grow, Give, and GO all to the glory of God.” So, let’s GO Gloria Dei!
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Dignity.Image.Grace through Haircuts

Sign Up | Occasional

Occasional Opportunities to GO!
These opportunities are available when a need arises, or are places we serve 1-2 times a year. Check back as opportunities will be added when they become available! All are welcome to GO with Gloria Dei!

GO:The Banquet

Thursday, October 13, 2022
Meal Prep 2:00-5:00pmMeal Prep 2nd Shift 2:45-5:00pmServe Meal 5:00-8:00pm
LOCATION: The Banquet (900 E 8th St)
The Banquet meal ministry was founded in 1985 starting with just one meal per week. We now serve 13 meals per week at two locations. The Banquet is a volunteer-based ministry, which means our meals are paid for, prepared by, and served by volunteer groups who come from Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.
Gloria Dei has the opportunity to serve at the Banquet (900 East 8th St) twice per year. Help is needed to serve the meal and help clean up. It is not only a great way to serve in our community but a wonderful time of fellowship!
Volunteer age requirements -10 years and older may serve in the dining room. 13 years and older may serve in the kitchen. Please wear casual pants/long shorts, no open-toed shoes, long hair pulled back.
The Banquet is always in need of plastic grocery bags and margarine, yogurt or other plastic containers for the guest to take left-overs home in. They can be dropped off anytime at the Banquet.

GO:ukraine family sponsor

Gloria Dei is partnering with LSS (Lutheran Social Services) to sponsor a refugee family from Ukraine. There are three ways to help this effort:
1. Financial Support (give to Gloria Dei memo line Ukraine, or text gift to 605-277-7321, not Ukraine. Gifts given to Ukraine Family Sponsorship are counted toward record of contribution.)
2. In-Kind Gifts (when a Ukrainan family has been connected to Gloria Dei, member Michael C will be tracking in-kind donations. Contact Michael C here.)
3. Relational / Mentoring (the new family will need a support system, if you are interested in supporting with mentoring / friendship / transportation or similar way contact P. Chris.)

sign-up  |  Monthly

Monthly Opportunities to GO!
These opportunities are available on an ongoing basis. Each month we commit to serve again next month. Help us be the hands and feet of Jesus, by signing-up to GO! All Are Welcome!
GO: St. Dysmas | Thurs Oct 6, 5:45-7:45pm
We welcome disciples to worship with the inmates at the South Dakota State Penitentiary each month. You will experience a warm welcome and grace will be given and received.
You will need a current background check (good for a year). See instructions on the sign up page. Background check paperwork due to St. Dysmas in advance for participation in worship. Watch sign-up form for upcoming dates to join the inmates for worship, and make note of sign-up deadlines please.
For more information: St. Dysmas
GO: St. Francis -- 2nd Sunday of the month, 6:00-7:30pm
Serve the prepared evening meal and then stay and clean up. All together it takes about an hour and a half. We need 3-5 people for each opportunity. Click SIGN-Up button for date and time specific information.
For more information: Moving People from Homelessness to Hope - The St. Francis House

Dignity on the GO


Providing free haircuts to those in need in the Sioux Falls Community

Dignity on the GO through haircuts Information

Gloria Dei converted a 24 ft trailer into a ministry space to provide free haircuts. The trailer is complete with heat and air-conditioning, a curb-side step entrance, a handicapped accessible ramp in the rear, and LED lighting. The trailer has been outfitted with salon chairs, a hair washing station, a portable generator, and all the equipment necessary to provide a quality haircut to our guests.
This ministry is about more than free haircuts. This is about Dignity. It’s about being made in God’s Image. And it’s about sharing God’s Grace. Every one of God’s children longs for dignity. Every one of God’s children is made in God’s image and longs to look and feel their best. Everyone of God’s children longs to know the grace and good news of Christ. This ministry will find its place in the Sioux Falls community wherever there is a need to offer dignity, image, and grace through free haircuts.

Request (for non-profits, schools etc...)

Use the button below to request this ministry at your organization or event. Your request will be reviewed and we will respond as soon as possible. Thank you.
  • Available for request, March-November (weather permitting)
  • Water spigot access is a must at requested location


Want to volunteer? Looking for:
  • Those with half-ton pickup (to haul trailer to location and return trailer to Gloria Dei.)
  • Stylists
  • Greeter / Host
"What an amazing start to a ministry idea that God has had in the making for a long time. The hugs, smiles, words of gratitude, and the dignity and grace shared tonight were the absolute best! The rockstars of the night were our donors and our team of volunteers, including two AMAZING stylists who went over and above on our first time out!! This could not have happened without all of you. God has blessed us and I couldn’t be more proud of all this group of volunteers did tonight!!!"
~Pastor Chris Zuraff

mission partners

The Holy Spirit calls each of us to make disciples wherever we go. Mission is driven by the Spirit in our families, our neighborhoods, our community, our state, our nation, and our world. We encourage every member of Gloria Dei to get actively involved in the work the Holy Spirit is calling them to, wherever that may be. As a church, we offer ways to live out that call together. Click the links below to learn more about our many mission partners.

adult mission trips

Serve the Kingdom on a mission trip


Gloria Dei has a strong relationship with the Lutheran Church of Faith and Hope in Nicaragua. For over 15 years, Gloria Dei has sent a medical mission delegation to work together with the church to provide acute medical care and health education to the population. Check out our past Travel Booklet and check back here for announcements regarding Gloria Dei's hopeful return to Nicaragua.
Click the link to view the Travel Booklet and learn about our mission trip.


Gloria Dei has a strong relationship with the Du Coin school in Haiti.
>> Due to current conditions in Haiti all mission trip travel has been suspended.

IN the MEANTIME ... if you've been praying about sponsoring a child in Haiti through our partnership, it just got a lot easier! Take a look at the faces of these children that are still looking to be sponsored at our partner school, Du Coin.  Click HERE, choose your kiddo to sponsor and then receive their photo in the mail. Your $25 a month can change their world.  Questions: email Pastor Chris

Go:Therefore Events

Click on event for additional details / information and to sign-up / register, if applicable. All Are Welcome!