In 1972 Midwest Challenge, Inc. (now called Life Rebuilders) was started by a Minneapolis police officer and the Mayor of Minneapolis. They saw first-hand the horrible impact human trafficking, the emergence of gang violence and increased drug and alcohol use was having on the Twin Cities.

They knew there was a better way to break the shackles of addiction which lead to bondage and the cycle of imprisonment. Thus, Midwest Challenge was born.

Through the decades the mission has branched out and the name has changed. However the core desire to offer the opportunity for men and women from all walks of life to find a safe place to renew their spirit, emotional and physical strength as well as get their lives going on a path of transformation…still remains.


Sharing the Gospel While Providing Hope and Transformation


To Set Captives Free

Ministry Verse

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.”
– Isaiah 61:1 (NLT)