The Minnesota Council of Churches consists of 25 members representing the regional governing and administrative bodies of Mainline Protestant, Historic Black, and
Fourth Episcopal District
Mid-American Baptist Churches
Rochester Genesee Region of New York State
Minnesota Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction
Northern Plains District
Episcopal Church in Minnesota
Northeastern MN Synod
Northwestern MN Synod
Saint Paul Area Synod
Southeastern MN Synod
Southwestern MN Synod
Metropolis of Chicago
Central Plains Mennonite Conference
Moravian Church in North America
Fellowship of Minnesota Congregationalists
Minnesota State Baptist Convention
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World
Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Dakotas District Council
Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys
Presbytery of the Northern Plains
Presbytery of Northern Waters
Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area
Minnesota Annual Conference
Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches
Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul
Adopted November 1993
By participating in the Minnesota Council of Churches, we express our trust in the triune God to lead us to a fuller expression of the unity of the churches. Our conviction is that all churches have graces to offer and receive.
Our membership in the Council testifies to our self-esteem ("In Christ, we have something to say") and to our humility ("In Christ, we have much to learn").
Rejoicing in our common baptism and lamenting our inability to feast together at the Table of our Lord, we commit ourselves to support the Minnesota Council of Churches because we know the recognition of unity requires a common seeking, grounded not just in theory but in life together, not just in periodic cooperation but in sustained fellowship.
We acknowledge that a council of churches does not know in advance the precise nature of the unity we seek to manifest; its task is to encourage, orchestrate, and assess our seeking.
We expect the Minnesota Council of Churches to remind us constantly that unity is of the Church’s essence, more than a worthy goal to be pursued if time and resources permit. The nature of the unity itself will be a surprise.