Next time you’re in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a visit to Mighty Fortress Church will be more than worth your time. They are a church that focuses on making the Bible applicable to modern day living. They welcome people from all backgrounds and express the importance of getting to know Christ better regardless of your religious background.
Mighty Fortress Church encourages people to come as they are. They stress laid-back and welcoming services over inaccessible and impersonal tradition and ceremony. The church prides itself on the home it has built for many people and how they have seen the Word of God change lives.
Their lead pastor Bishop Thomas Williams believes in the power of the Bible to address the struggles in our world today such as rebellion, racism, injustice, and poverty. He believes that he has been called to build a bridge between those who feel like they have insurmountable differences and by doing so, he can call people to follow Christ.
There are several other churches throughout Minnesota. Stella Marie Chapel is located in Collegeville, Minnesota. It’s only accessible by hiking or canoeing because it’s located on the tip of a peninsula. It was built by the Benedictine Monks in 1915 and features stunning Gothic-style architecture. The church reflects against the lake and makes for a stunning photo and a stunning day-trip.
The Church of St. Columba located in St. Paul is a little different from the Stella Marie Chapel. This one features unusual Art Deco/Moderne and French Norman-style architecture with a round concrete steeple that stands on the severe edge of a squared-off chapel. Built in 1950, it’s still a popular choice among churchgoers in St. Paul.
Still different from the other churches listed here, St. John’s Abbey Church is located in Collegeville. If The Church of St. Columba is modern, St. John’s Abbey Church is futuristic. The church features a 118-foot tall bell tower with a cross carved in the center. Behind it is a massive honeycomb design stain-glassed window; one of the largest in the world. This church certainly stands out on the streets of Collegeville.
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