Blog Series

Pastor’s Column: Bringing Life and Health Back to a Flat-Lining, Hurt Rural Church

For our Pastor’s Column series we are focusing on thriving and growing rural churches. We asked Marlin Mohrman the lead pastor at Morris Evangelical Free Church to share how Morris EFC overcame a season of conflict, distrust and hurt to achieve reconciliation and health. As well as how when church membership was flat-lining, Morris EFC managed to double its members within a decade by focusing on worship style, ethnic outreach, and defining roles in leadership.

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Pastor’s Column: Growing Rural Motley Church from Single Digits to 300

For our Pastor’s Column series we are focusing on thriving and growing rural churches. We asked Jim Johnson the pastor of Motley Free Methodist Church to share how Motley FMC has grown from less than a dozen attendees to averaging nearly 300 in worship.

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“Youth These Days” Blog Series: The Best Way to Replenish a Weary Youth Worker’s Soul

Youth ministry training conferences and seminars have their place as a tool to motivate and encourage youth workers. In our fourth and final part of our “Youth These Days” blog series, Darrin Geier of Woodbury Community Church encourages youth ministry workers during a season of emptiness or depletion, not to get sidetracked by depending on flashy conferences and speakers to fill them up, but to turn to God’s Word, the Bible.

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“Youth These Days” Blog Series- Making Disciples of Jesus, not the local Church

In the great commission, Jesus calls us to make disciples of all nations. In the third part of our “Youth These Days” blog series Blake Birdsall looks into the challenges youth pastors have at making disciples of millennials and teenagers. He outlines some of the top questions he’s encountered while working with youth and shares a few ways God has pressed on his heart to better make disciples.

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“Youth These Days” Blog Series: The Big Five

In the second part of our “Youth These Days” blog series, Zach Marino of Maple Grove Evangelical Church writes about 5 recommendations he has for developing a kingdom-impacting youth ministry. Zach believes these pointers help strike the balance in youth ministry of being relevant yet biblical, Christ-centered, Holy Spirit dependent and God-glorifying.

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“Youth These Days” Blog Series – Creating a Teen-Focused Church

What would it look like to be a teen-focused church; committed to helping teenagers be church’s primary means of spreading the Good News? In the first part of in our “Youth These Days” blog series, Luke Trouten shares his thoughts on how your church can better welcome teens to serve, lead and participate fully in the Kingdom of God, and the impact it can have on your youth and even your adults.

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New Blog Series: “Youth These Days”

Churches oftentimes don’t know how to engage their youth and teens with the Gospel. Since the beginning of time, parents have scoffed at “youth these days,” lacking an understanding of those a generation or two younger than them. But we at Transform Minnesota are committed to reproducing our faith in the generations that follow us. We need to invest in millennials and younger adolescents so that the Church continues to grow in the hearts of tomorrow’s leaders.

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Invite Millennials into your lives

Youth today are looking for help. They desire to make meaning, to establish a place of belonging, to derive a sense of value out of the complex patchwork of their lives.

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Millennials and the Church: Strategies for engagement

Stephanie Williams: “I don’t even know how to pray anymore” I confided to my mentor when I was 21 years old.

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‘Why does God hate me so much?’

Corey Magstadt “Can I ask you a theological question?” That’s the kind of text message most pastors or youth workers love to get. “Sure thing,” I replied, glad to reconnect with Jason after not hearing from him for several years after high school. “Why does God hate […]

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