Transform Minnesota’s Initiatives
Transform Minnesota’s current five program initiatives support evangelical leaders in key impact areas by providing resources and collaboration on challenging issues. Transform Minnesota seeks to gather leaders and resources to develop solutions, share perspectives, and connect evangelicals for ministry opportunities. Together, we can increase Gospel impact to transform the state of Minnesota.
Coming Together is an initiative to catalyze relationships between evangelical leaders to cross racial barriers and overcome disparities.
Transform Minnesota, in support of evangelical leadership, works to understand and overcome racial divisions by building relationships, promoting education and understanding, and engaging in change efforts to reduce racial disparities. Our pursuit of racial harmony is rooted in Gospel truths of reconciliation and justice, striving to come together in the Kingdom of God. By hosting events, forums, and fostering dialogue among pastors and leaders, our desire it proclaim hope and unity. We know that by working together, greater impact can occur to overcome disparities, tension, and misconceptions to promote the Gospel.
View Transform Minnesota’s call to Pray and Lament following recent deadly violence: We Weep With Those Who Weep
African American Pastors Coalition Partnership
We invite all churches across the state to engage in this coalition of clergy as we seek to end gang violence in our community. African American clergy members believe they are uniquely positioned to offer solutions to the problems many in their community face. This initiative will addresses the complicated issues of violence through prevention and intervention by hiring dozens of youth workers to recruit gang members or at-risk youth at the street-level: helping them to get off drugs, finish their GED, and find employment. Churches outside of Minneapolis, and of all racial make-up and denomination are invited to partner in this initiative.
Click here to read more about the launch of the African American Pastors Coalition.
If you would like to get involved in this African American Pastors Coalition Partnership, contact us here.
- His Works United community restoration programs
- Hope United CDC employment mentoring program
- Cru: Creating Options Together Conference – August 2-5
United in Freedom | A 3-part series in overcoming racial division hosted in October and November of 2015. This A-B-C series identified the implications of our history to adequately understand our present, and then explore a vision of the Kingdom of God as a solution to overcome our current divisions.
United in Freedom resources: We have provided the following resources, including articles, book recommendations, application steps, and audio recordings related to racial division, the status of the church, and ways to engage in the conversation.
Content from United in Freedom
- Session A: Awareness
- Session B: Belovedness (includes an audio recording of Pastor Efrem Smith’s message on November 3, 2015)
- Session C: Community
Coming Together Conference is an educational platform for ministries and evangelical leaders. These events entail a wide range of workshops, keynote speakers, and in-depth discussion for action. Since the first conference in 2005, topics have included immigration, how to reach your neighbor, engaging multilingual congregations, and leadership strategies.