On October 4, 2018 our fourth Transform Ideas forum looked into how Christians can be pro-abundant life, rather than just anti-abortion. Our inspiring panel of speakers challenged the audience to seek the goal of working toward a healthy flourishing society, as we aim to have a consistent pro-life witness. Plus how seeking value and dignity in the unborn and already born means we should advocate for foster care and affordable housing.
Rev. Efrem Smith shared on Belovedness at our United in Freedom seminar on November 3, 2015 at Shiloh Temple International Ministries. Listen to Rev. Smith's talk or read a summary of his theological and biblical framework for advancing the Kingdom of God and being agents of transformation within the reality of the constructs of race and its impact in our communities.
Transform Minnesota President Carl Nelson guest hosted "On the Way with Paul Ridgeway" on AM 980: The Mission on November 4, 2015. Listen to Carl Nelson as he talks about how Transform Minnesota is engaging and mobilizing evangelicals for the love of Jesus across our state.
Carl Nelson, President of Transform Minnesota, speaks at First Free Church in Minneapolis in February of 2016, drawing inspiration from the incredible life of the prophet Daniel to guide Christians as we navigate our lives in today's world.
With his powerful testimony of God’s faithfulness, grace and ability to personally transform his life, Dr. Christopher Yuan shared with more than 300 people at Hope Community Church on October 6, 2016 on how his life experience and spiritual transformation taught him how Christians need to respond to homosexuality in a compassionate, redemptive manner.
Our first Transform Ideas forum was The Timeless Call for Racial Harmony held on April 27, 2017 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.
On September 28, 2017, Transform Ideas: Creation Care explored the effects of a changing environment on resources and vulnerable populations. The focus was to consider our biblical responsibility to care for the poor and vulnerable who often suffer the most from weather extremes. Over 220 from the Metro and St. Cloud area attended to learn how they might become better stewards of creation, be equipped as thoughtful citizens of the Kingdom, and love their brothers and sisters in need around the world.
Transform Ideas: Awakening the Church to Mental Health on September 29, 2018 offered a diverse line-up of speakers with a wide variety of perspectives; from the clinical to the personal and the spiritual.