Minnesota Conference Statements:
Mission: To help people realize they are accepted in Jesus Christ, and come to know, love, serve, and share Him
Vision: Recognizing that Jesus will return soon, we will all actively engage in ministry.
Mission and Vision in Action
Praise the Lord! The Minnesota Conference has surpassed the 9,000 membership mark.
The Minnesota Northern Lights are getting brighter, and more colorful. We have the Caucasian lights, the Hispanic lights, the African lights, the Afro-American lights, the Russian lights, the Karen lights, the Korean lights—we can see here the entire spectrum of the colors of visible light, representing the colors of God’s kingdom. What a rainbow!
I believe the current conditions are just right, and events long foretold in Biblical prophecy are beginning to be fulfilled before our eyes, transforming individual members, churches and the whole Christian layout in this state. Churches all around the state are showing signs of growth. Yes, in some areas, the church is still struggling; but even there, we can see the hand of God at work.
A few years ago, the Minnesota Conference administration planned a major evangelistic thrust for riding the waves that God has already created in this state. Shawn Boonstra and the Voice of Prophecy evangelistic team have been invited to hold meetings in the Twin Cities next spring. The conference is projecting up to 1,000 baptisms by the end of 2015.
Now don’t panic at this huge goal because a dear lady once wrote: “We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and his teaching in our past history” (Ellen G. White, Review and Herald, October 12, 1905). The Lord Himself said, “So pray to the Lord of the harvest to force out and thrust laborers into His harvest” (Matt. 9:38, AMP).
The growth we have seen in recent months can be repeated. We should pray that every one of our 9,000 members becomes a disciple and engages in every disciple-making activity possible. Pray that where there is only one disciple today there will soon be 100 disciples.
Brian K. Mungandi is vice president of administration for the Minnesota Conference.