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Lament for Justice

Pastor Matthew R. St. John, Senior Pastor at New Hope Church, shares his prayer of lament that he shared at a live prayer event after the Derek Chauvin verdict.

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Transform Minnesota's Statement on the Derek Chauvin Verdict

It is critical for the Church to remain committed to the transformational work of seeking peace and pursuing biblical justice in our communities. 

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Open Letter to the Church: Gen Z Student

In conjunction with our Gen Z + The Church webinar series, Transform Minnesota is featuring Gen Z voices in open letters to the Church.

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Open Letter to the Church: Gen Z Pastoral Studies Student

In conjunction with our Gen Z + The Church webinar series, Transform Minnesota is featuring Gen Z voices in open letters to the Church.

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Open Letter to the Church: Gen Z Biblical Theology Student

In conjunction with our Gen Z + The Church webinar series, Transform Minnesota is featuring Gen Z voices in open letters to the Church.

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Real Justice, True Peace

The upcoming trial for Derek Chauvin requires the Church to be united together in word and deed, prior to, during, and after the trial. Transform Minnesota has partnered with a leadership group of Black and white pastors. Together, we are asking believers across the state to join us in intentional prayer and unity, regardless of the trial’s outcome.

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Gen Z and the Church

Savannah Kimberlin, Director of Published Research at Barna Group, hosted an interactive webinar for a group of Minnesota pastors and ministry leaders. Savannah shared from Barna Group’s 2017 and 2021 data, and together we learned about the complexities and opportunities in discipling Gen Z.

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Statement from Transform Minnesota on US Capitol Riots

Transform Minnesota is grieved by the recent mob violence that transpired at our nation's capitol.

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Gospel Empowered Civic Engagement - VIDEO

We were so blessed to partner with Justin Giboney, president of the AND Campaign, for a webinar on how the Church can lean into and lead the way in civic engagement.

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Refugees and Our Response - VIDEO

It was helpful to have Jenny Yang, VP of Policy & Advocacy on Refugee Resettlement at World Relief, join us for a webinar to share a biblical perspective on welcoming refugees and immigrants.

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Transform Minnesota’s Call to Racial Justice and Reconciliation

Transform Minnesota is committed to helping evangelical Christians pursue racial justice and reconciliation from a distinctly biblical perspective.

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Damascus Way: Innovation and Expansion

Executive Director of Damascus Way, Tierre Webster, shares an update on their new location in Golden Valley and practical ways for the Church to support this new residence.

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Minding Minnesota's Education Gap - VIDEO

Transform was glad to welcome back Dr. Nicole Baker Fulgham, president of the Expectations Project, to shed light on why the achievement gap in Minnesota is worsening, and the Church's role in moving forward.

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Racial Disparities and Covid-19 - VIDEO

We were grateful to have Jemar Tisby, president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, rejoin us to share why the pandemic is highlighting racial inequities and creating uncertainty for the African American church.

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Transform Minnesota Message on Community Involvement

The Church can put our weight, energy and finances towards established organizations that are actively engaged in addressing the root issues that created the current pain in our cities.

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Engaging With Grace and Compassion

Our witness should continue to be a priority even in the face of fears, concerns, and disagreements with others.   

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One Fund. One Year. One Million Dollars.

The African American community in the Twin Cities is facing extensive physical, emotional, and spiritual trauma surrounding the death of George Floyd and the disproportionate effects of COVID-19.

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Urgent Call to the Church

The Church holds great responsibility to lead with immediate and committed action. While critical, it is not enough for the Church to simply call out racism and reject it as evil and divisive.

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Yet Another Black Life Devalued and Disregarded

George Floyd's personhood and dignity were met with violence and his last breaths were handled with a cruel lack of basic human care.

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Considerations for Churches as They Move to Reopen

Transform Minnesota encourages caution and compassion as Governor Walz announced new executive order 20-62, allowing for public worship gatherings beginning May 27.

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