MERGE Twin Cities
MERGE is an initiative, of Shine in the World Ministries (Shine) in partnership with Twin Cities churches, to bring the Gospel to both immigrants and the unchurched in the Twin Cities.
The nations of the world are coming into the cities of North America, specifically the Twin Cities. We launched MERGE Twin Cities to provide opportunities for Churches to partake in the Great Commission in our own backyard. MERGE provides opportunities for churches to participate by Praying for immigrants, by Caring for immigrants, by Sharing the Gospel with immigrants, and by planting new multi-ethnic churches. MERGE is a movement, not an event. Local believers are the hands and feet of Jesus, and we want to see them activated for cross cultural evangelism. Churches can participate in training opportunities, as well as events where the Gospel message can be shared in a non-threatening environment.
In 2020, God has given us a vision to gather the nations in the Twin Cities at the Allianz Soccer Stadium. We are believing that this will be a catalytic moment that God uses to change our city. Inspired by the picture in Revelation 7:9-10, and of Pentecost in Acts 2, we want to see the Holy Spirit poured out and the ONE message of the Gospel received by the over ONE MILLION first and second generation immigrants from the over ONE HUNDRED Nations in our Cities.