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.
Equipping evangelical leaders to offer a vision of sexuality that exhibits grace-filled love and respect for all persons and guides followers of Jesus towards lives of sexual holiness.
We believe that the starting point for understanding human sexuality is to recognize that all people are created in the image of God with gender and with sexual desires.
We believe that each gender reflects unique aspects of God’s character and that male and female genders are gifts from God to be valued and honored. Just as God exists in community as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, as God’s image-bearers we too desire human community and relationship. The most powerful, self-revealing expression of human relationship is sexual intimacy, and because of its powerful impact on our soul and pro-creative possibilities, God wisely gives boundaries to protect humans when we engage in sexual intimacy.
Anchored to Biblical teaching that God’s intent for full sexual expression is between a married man and woman, we seek to help followers of Jesus live according to God-given boundaries in sexual holiness. We encourage others to discover the spiritual, emotional, and physical health found by following God’s teachings.
- Expand and deepen theological understanding of human sexuality, especially our response to the evolving reality of sexual expression and gender identity being explored today.
- Equip pastors and leaders with communication skills for dialogue about sexuality and gender identity questions, while maintaining truth and exhibiting love and grace towards every person’s sexual reality.
- Preserve and strengthen the historic, Biblical teaching that God reserves sexual intimacy to be expressed in a marriage relationship between a man and a woman.
- Improve churches’ ability to teach and equip children and adolescents with healthy understanding of sexuality, and prepare people for lives of either marriage or singleness.
Holy Sexuality in Today’s World. Click here for Church Summit Resources.