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Building a Vibrant Church Culture

On November 21st, River Valley Campus Pastor Kirk Graham spoke at a Transform breakfast on creating and developing vibrant church culture.

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Pastor's Column: Follow Up to Sankofa

My largest takeaway from the trip was hope—hope that I would be able to apply what we had seen and make a difference in our community.

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Transform Minnesota's Vision for Holy Sexuality

Our heart is to equip the Church in steadfast scriptural foundations while encouraging compassionate, Christ-like navigation of today’s more challenging topics.

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Rooted in Scripture, Motivated by Love

Transform Minnesota hosted president of the Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender, Preston Sprinkle for two sold out events early this November.

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Fighting Racial Injustice and Understanding Racism in America

This October, several hundred gathered for Transform Minnesota’s Understanding Racism in America event with speakers Jemar Tisby and Laurel Bunker.

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Education Equity: Church Advocacy

On October 18th, Nicole Fulgham Baker spoke at a Transform Minnesota breakfast hosted by Bethel Christian Fellowship.

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Damascus Way Announces New Executive Director

Damascus Way Reentry Center has announced a new Executive Director, Tierre Webster, to join the organization in November.

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Walter Kim Succeeds Leith Anderson as NAE President

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) Board of Directors elected Walter Kim as its president, effective January 1, 2020. He will succeed Leith Anderson, who has served as NAE president since 2006.

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Transform Minnesota Partners with Bless Your Pastor Campaign

Transform Minnesota is encouraging Minnesota churches to participate in Pastor Appreciation Month this October.

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Solidarity in Education Equality

As a proud member of the NAE, Transform Minnesota is committed to addressing the crisis of education inequity.

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Practical Approaches to Conflict Resolution

“Conflict resolution skills are the final result of years of effort combined with the experience of application”; in other words—we frequently miss the mark and it takes time.

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Love Them First: Documentary Inspires As God Works Through Brokenness

At an elementary school in North Minneapolis God is bringing hope and transformation through the lives of two godly principals and their teaching staff.

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Pastor's Column: How Would Jesus Say Hello

Trent Palmberg shares his heart for seeing and loving his neighbors the way Jesus would.

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A Tragic Anniversary: August 1619 and the Beginning of a 400 Year Legacy

Four hundred years ago this month, in late August 1619, a destructive and evil idea was introduced to the American colonies.

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Being a Trauma Informed Church

At our Trauma Informed training on June 26, 2019 held at Sanctuary Covenant Church, we looked into how Christian communities can heal unseen wounds. The Church is uniquely positioned to be a healing presence for the growing number of trauma survivors we serve in our communities.

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Pastor’s Column: Blessing the ‘Rest’ of Your Life

"Ministry is demanding. Serving the Lord and others can be like a roller coaster with its ups and downs. Therefore, prioritizing personal time weekly and extended time seasonally to unplug from the demands for some personal soul care is not only important, but a necessity," writes Bill Goodwin.

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Pastor's Column: Who Benefits from a Pastoral Sabbatical?

In the overall life and ministry of a church, the gift of a pastoral sabbatical is a relatively small thing, and yet the benefits it reaps are abundant and lasting. Rev. Christian Ruch writes about who all benefits from a pastoral sabbatical.

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Pastor's Column: Sabbath Reminds us that God is God (and we are not)

"Sabbath is the only one of the Ten Commandments that we brush off as not really that important. But it’s the longest and most descriptive commandment, the hinge words between how we relate to God and how we relate to each other. It’s not a throw-away comment. One day in seven, God says, you stop all work, because you are not to be defined by your output. You are all simply and completely human beings, alongside one another, all beloved children of God," writes Rev. Kara Root, Lead Pastor at Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis.

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Pastor’s Column: Holistic Care of the Soul

"Pastors, we need to recognize the importance of soul care in our own lives.  If our souls are depleted and dry, chaotic and overwhelmed, this internal state will undoubtedly spill out upon all we encounter," writes Dr. Christine Osgood. In order for the soul to be well, Dr. Osgood suggests we need to care for and invest in six interrelated dimensions: your body (physical), your thoughts (cognitive), your feelings (emotional), the people (relational) you consistently engage, your calling, mission or purpose (meaning), and your spirit (spiritual).

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Pastor’s Column: Retreating to Ponder Creation

Mark Rieland writes about one of the best ways he believes Christian faith leaders can rest and pursue refreshment in their lives and ministries.

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