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Pastor’s Column: The Power of Generosity

Kicking off the first of our Pastor’s Column Generosity Series, Pastor Bill Goodwin of Lighthouse Christian Church in Rosemount shares about the power of being generous, and how to get over the fears that hold us back from being more generous. Pastor Goodwin outlines Abram’s model of generosity, and challenges us to answer if we believe we are a good investment in God’s Kingdom.

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Twin Cities Anti-Trafficking Events and Resources

A landing page of Twin Cities Faith-based Anti-Trafficking Events and Resources leading up to Super Bowl LII.

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Responding to Officer Yanez Verdict

Imperfect Justice Following Philando Castile’s Death. There is no earthly justice that will bring back the life of Philando Castille. The world seeks justice as best it can, but even the world’s justice can’t turn back the clock and bring Castile back to life, or allow Officer Jeronimo Yanez to double check his instinctive reaction. While perfect justice is unattainable on earth, read some of the real changes Christians can be part of.

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Newly Released Books, Authored by Two Transform Minnesota Board Members

We are proud of two of Transform Minnesota’s board members for recently publishing the following Christian books. Dr. Dennis Edwards, senior pastor of Sanctuary Covenant Church in Minneapolis wrote a commentary on 1 Peter for The Story of God Bible Commentary. Pastor Charles Goah, senior pastor of United Christian Fellowship Church in Minneapolis wrote From Praise to Petition: Experiencing the Power and Passion of Prayer.

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Christian, Muslim Effort Leads to Minnesota’s Largest Food Pack

The hard-working hands of more than 19,000 volunteers packed meals for four-days leading to the most meals ever packed at one time in the state of Minnesota. Nearly 5 million meals are being shipped to the famine and drought impacted land of Somalia, due to a joint-faith effort between Christians and Muslims that was dreamed up and executed in just eight short-weeks. Together the group named, “Love Somalia,” inspired tens of thousands of volunteers to descend on the St. Paul River Centre from June 2-5.

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Spark Limitless Potential through Short-Term Missions

How do short-term missions trips produce results that go beyond a feel-good mini vacation? We asked a panel of missions pastors/administrators to share their best practices in crafting valuable and effective short-term missions trips. Find out how to honor the mutually beneficial nature of the church/missionary partnership. How dreaming big resulted in a 9,000% growth in missions giving at one church. And why it’s best to seek out invitations from long-term missionaries before planning a trip.

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Pastor’s Column: God’s Kindness Shown Through Local Outreach

Portia Allen, Local Project Director at River Valley Church writes about how attendees at River Valley’s 8 metro campuses make themselves available to their respective communities by being present and volunteering at community events and by partnering with local organizations to help them serve local residents. Allen shares the framework by which River Valley chooses to do local outreach in each community, and why it’s important for a church to ask itself if outreach meets a real need in its community.

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The Timeless Call for Racial Harmony

In April we launched a series of forums called Transform Ideas; conversations to help Christians explore biblical perspectives on important cultural issues. The theme for our first Transform Ideas forum was the Timeless Call for Racial Harmony held on April 27th at Hope Community Church. Four local speakers addressed 225 audience members with ideas relating to both our nation’s history of racism and our present day reality of racial disparities in the Twin Cities. Our hope for The Timeless Call for Racial Harmony is to help Christians explore how they can pursue racial harmony, help rebuild, repair and find redemption from America’s sin of racism.

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Pastor’s Column: Being Prophetic Without Being a Self-Righteous Know-It-All

Nowadays, especially in light of the new president’s administration, virtually everyone wants to be a prophet. Discernment is of paramount importance. For those in the “school of the prophets” as well as those who are trying to discern the holy among all manner of uttering, Dr. Dennis Edwards offers four principles that guide his prophetic ministry.

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Christians and Muslims Partner in Largest Mobile Food Packing Event; Relief for Somalia Famine

A collaboration of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith-based communities in Minnesota is forming a relief response to the Somalia Famine, called Love Somalia, aimed at being Feed My Starving Children’s largest mobile packing event ever. Love Somalia hopes to recruit 30,000 volunteers and raise $1.5 million dollars in order to pack 6 million meals from June 2-5 at the River Centre in St. Paul. Together we can save thousands of lives.

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