The Minneapolis Area Synod works together so that all experience
gracious invitation into life-giving Christian community
and live in just and healthy neighborhoods.
When a church is the hub, the spokes can zip
When Redeemer Lutheran Church opened an after-school program many years ago, reflected Pastor Kelly Chatman, a young girl in foster care come up and asked, “Is this a church or a magical place?” That image stuck with Chatman, especially when Redeemer first opened Venture North, a retail bike and coffee shop in North Minneapolis, something that hasn’t existed there for many years.
Recently, the Minneapolis StarTribune named Venture North the “best bike shop for a cause” in the Twin Cities. “It’s an innovation, with an emphasis on being part of the neighborhood,” said Chatman. “It attracts the imagination.”
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The Minneapolis Area Synod supports congregations and ministries as together we share God’s love in Jesus Christ. We provide encouragement for leaders, resources for communities of faith, and strategic investment in areas where we are “better together” – such as ministry with and outreach to racially diverse communities and people in their first third of life. We also work to strengthen connections among congregations, justice ministries, ecumenical and interfaith partners, and the global church.
The Minneapolis Area Synod works together so that all experience gracious invitation into life-giving Christian community and live in just and healthy neighborhoods.
Center for Worship & Music Announces New Partnership
The Center for Worship & Music Studies is moving into a new partnership with Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, Center Executive Director Jay Beech announced on Tuesday, August 18. Gustavus students will now have the opportunity to complete the Center's Certificate in Worship and Music Leadership while on the Gustavus' campus.
"This unique partnership will equip these gifted young adults for thoughtful and vibrant music ministry in a wide variety of settings," Beech added.