My Great Hope for Gen Z!

Nate shares an encouraging word about the leadership of Jesus over Gen Z and some insights he has attained after several conversations with young people. Isaiah 9 and Zephaniah 3:12

Fostering a Biblical Identity – A Parents Guide

This guide offers parents a biblical perspective of where we are in culture today, the challenges before us, and the hope we have in God’s truth to be restored to His truth for family and our identity. Restoration of the family is God’s desire for us.

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Live and Love More: A Born-Again Marriage: A Testimony Not Allowed To Be Heard

Some loving marriage stories are not being told but are being erased and censored from the public square, even being made criminal. The hope we have in Christ for a transformed heart and renewed mind which proves abundant life in a loving marriage is being attacked and labeled as evil today. Jesus brought together two very unlikely people in a marriage that survived great testing and trials, attacked by popular culture and criticized as a fraud.

Corner Fringe Ministries & Agape First Ministries Episode 3

Join Kraig, Nate, Luca, and Mike for the final night of our Truth in Love Conference.
Tonight we ask the question, “Can the image of God be restored?”

Bible News Radio – Stacy Harp interviews Daren Mehl

Bible News Radio host Stacy Lynn Harp interviews Daren Mehl of Voice of the Voiceless. (Also Missionary and Associate Director with Agape First Ministries.) Voice of the Voiceless is a non-profit organization whose mission is to defend the rights of people who are virtually never given a voice in the public square, and — in fact — often told that they don’t exist or are lying: Former homosexuals, individuals that have unwanted same-sex attraction, and the families of these truly marginalized people.

Daily Prayer

Remember to set your mind on the things of the spirit, not on the flesh. This prayer card is quite helpful and it’s pretty simple using this card – and effective for the tearing down of strongholds, for turning your spirit to the victory in Christ, to aligning your heart, mind, spirit to the Word of God.

Daren Mehl interviewed by Lee Michaels on Crosswalk, AM 980 The Mission

Daren Mehl, President of Voice of the Voiceless, and Associate Director of Agape First Ministries, is interviewed by Lee Michaels of Crosswalk on AM 980 The Mission. On 4/25 Daren shares his testimony of coming out of a gay Christian lifestyle to live faithfully in marriage with his wife Rhoda. On 5/25 the follow up discussion covers the four major doctrines around the LGBTQ issue and Daren speaks of freedom in Christ, the testimony of how Jesus set him free from same sex desires.

Open Letter to Chipotle

In “honor” of Pride Month, here is an article I posted on RealDarkNews.com last year during Pride Month.

A blurred picture of a man kneeling and praying with hands clasped in front of his face, in the aisle at church, with pews on either side of him. The viewpoint is from the altar looking at the front of the man. A quote from Nate Oyloe is provided on top of the blurred image.

Quiet Oneself

It is important to quiet oneself and sit with the Lord until the triggers calm down. Being in the presence of God with an open heart settles so many things.

My Great Hope for Gen Z!

Nate shares an encouraging word about the leadership of Jesus over Gen Z and some insights he has attained after several conversations with young people. Isaiah 9 and Zephaniah 3:12

Corner Fringe Ministries & Agape First Ministries Episode 3

Join Kraig, Nate, Luca, and Mike for the final night of our Truth in Love Conference.
Tonight we ask the question, “Can the image of God be restored?”

A blurred picture of a man kneeling and praying with hands clasped in front of his face, in the aisle at church, with pews on either side of him. The viewpoint is from the altar looking at the front of the man. A quote from Nate Oyloe is provided on top of the blurred image.

Quiet Oneself

It is important to quiet oneself and sit with the Lord until the triggers calm down. Being in the presence of God with an open heart settles so many things.

Corner Fringe Ministries & Agape First Ministries Episode 2

Join Kraig, Nate, Luca, and Mike as they continue the discussion regarding Sexualities war with the image of God. Tonight we will answer some challenging questions: Is the perception reality? How/why do hurting people hurt people? How does God define love in His Word? What happens when….?

Episode 3 – Making Jesus Famous

Agape First Podcast host Daren Mehl is joined by Nate Oyle and Luca Groppoli. All formerly identifying as gay, Jesus set them free and they are now full of joy and life abundantly. They talk about how awesome Jesus is as they make His name famous. #JesusTransforms #AgapeFirst #FreedomUnited #AgapeFirstMinistries #MakeJesusFamous

Corner Fringe Ministries & Agape First Ministries Episode 1

Join Pastors Mike Sutcliffe and Kraig Dorney (Corner Fringe Ministries) and Pastors Nate Oyloe and Lucca Jo Groppoli (AgapeFirstMinistries.org) for a 3-week roundtable discussion regarding how our culture’s modern concept of sexuality is at war with the image of God.
Tonight’s Topic is the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Humanity

We’ll explore where our influence comes from (families, social media, entertainment, government, etc.).

Episode 2 – Biden LGBTQ+ Executive Order

The Agape First Ministry team discuss the Biden LGBTQ Executive Order and how it will impact Christian’s, former LGBTQ, our own ministry, and the church at large.

Episode 1 – Introductions

Nate, Daren, and Luca give brief introductions and discuss some of the hallmarks of Agape First Ministries, including a testimony.

Keynote Address – Vision 2022

Executive Director Nate Oyloe shares his keynote message about Agape First Ministries vision for 2022 and beyond. A new wine skin of ministry, with the goal of making Jesus Famous through discipling the nations about His transforming power! Nate shares the truth that God still does miracles of transformation.

Agape First Ministries Testifies at Minnesota Legislative Hearing

Agape First Ministries staff testifies at Minnesota Legislative Hearing regarding the harms of HF2156 to our community and ministry.

Fostering a Biblical Identity – A Parents Guide

This guide offers parents a biblical perspective of where we are in culture today, the challenges before us, and the hope we have in God’s truth to be restored to His truth for family and our identity. Restoration of the family is God’s desire for us.

Member Only Content

This content is restricted to members only. Please login or register to begin membership.

Live and Love More: A Born-Again Marriage: A Testimony Not Allowed To Be Heard

Some loving marriage stories are not being told but are being erased and censored from the public square, even being made criminal. The hope we have in Christ for a transformed heart and renewed mind which proves abundant life in a loving marriage is being attacked and labeled as evil today. Jesus brought together two very unlikely people in a marriage that survived great testing and trials, attacked by popular culture and criticized as a fraud.

Bible News Radio – Stacy Harp interviews Daren Mehl

Bible News Radio host Stacy Lynn Harp interviews Daren Mehl of Voice of the Voiceless. (Also Missionary and Associate Director with Agape First Ministries.) Voice of the Voiceless is a non-profit organization whose mission is to defend the rights of people who are virtually never given a voice in the public square, and — in fact — often told that they don’t exist or are lying: Former homosexuals, individuals that have unwanted same-sex attraction, and the families of these truly marginalized people.

Daily Prayer

Remember to set your mind on the things of the spirit, not on the flesh. This prayer card is quite helpful and it’s pretty simple using this card – and effective for the tearing down of strongholds, for turning your spirit to the victory in Christ, to aligning your heart, mind, spirit to the Word of God.

Daren Mehl interviewed by Lee Michaels on Crosswalk, AM 980 The Mission

Daren Mehl, President of Voice of the Voiceless, and Associate Director of Agape First Ministries, is interviewed by Lee Michaels of Crosswalk on AM 980 The Mission. On 4/25 Daren shares his testimony of coming out of a gay Christian lifestyle to live faithfully in marriage with his wife Rhoda. On 5/25 the follow up discussion covers the four major doctrines around the LGBTQ issue and Daren speaks of freedom in Christ, the testimony of how Jesus set him free from same sex desires.

Episode 3 – Making Jesus Famous

Agape First Podcast host Daren Mehl is joined by Nate Oyle and Luca Groppoli. All formerly identifying as gay, Jesus set them free and they are now full of joy and life abundantly. They talk about how awesome Jesus is as they make His name famous. #JesusTransforms #AgapeFirst #FreedomUnited #AgapeFirstMinistries #MakeJesusFamous

Hope for Fatherhood

If you are living as a gay man and once had a hope of being married to a woman and having kids and living the best life but you had to give it up when you came out as gay, I want you to know there is still hope in Jesus Christ! Please stick with me through the rest of this article.

Episode 2 – Biden LGBTQ+ Executive Order

The Agape First Ministry team discuss the Biden LGBTQ Executive Order and how it will impact Christian’s, former LGBTQ, our own ministry, and the church at large.

Episode 1 – Introductions

Nate, Daren, and Luca give brief introductions and discuss some of the hallmarks of Agape First Ministries, including a testimony.

Corner Fringe Ministries & Agape First Ministries Episode 3

Join Kraig, Nate, Luca, and Mike for the final night of our Truth in Love Conference.
Tonight we ask the question, “Can the image of God be restored?”

Corner Fringe Ministries & Agape First Ministries Episode 2

Join Kraig, Nate, Luca, and Mike as they continue the discussion regarding Sexualities war with the image of God. Tonight we will answer some challenging questions: Is the perception reality? How/why do hurting people hurt people? How does God define love in His Word? What happens when….?

Episode 3 – Making Jesus Famous

Agape First Podcast host Daren Mehl is joined by Nate Oyle and Luca Groppoli. All formerly identifying as gay, Jesus set them free and they are now full of joy and life abundantly. They talk about how awesome Jesus is as they make His name famous. #JesusTransforms #AgapeFirst #FreedomUnited #AgapeFirstMinistries #MakeJesusFamous

Corner Fringe Ministries & Agape First Ministries Episode 1

Join Pastors Mike Sutcliffe and Kraig Dorney (Corner Fringe Ministries) and Pastors Nate Oyloe and Lucca Jo Groppoli (AgapeFirstMinistries.org) for a 3-week roundtable discussion regarding how our culture’s modern concept of sexuality is at war with the image of God.
Tonight’s Topic is the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Humanity

We’ll explore where our influence comes from (families, social media, entertainment, government, etc.).

Episode 2 – Biden LGBTQ+ Executive Order

The Agape First Ministry team discuss the Biden LGBTQ Executive Order and how it will impact Christian’s, former LGBTQ, our own ministry, and the church at large.

Episode 1 – Introductions

Nate, Daren, and Luca give brief introductions and discuss some of the hallmarks of Agape First Ministries, including a testimony.

Freedom United – Pastor Luca Groppoli – The Empowered and Transformed

Pastor Luca Groppoli shares her message at Freedom United Conference. Main points: 1. Repent 2. Be Baptised 3. Transformation “BE BAPTIZED for the remission of sins; AND you shall receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38 “Then God blessed them, and God said to...

No space for the Adversary

Today I am reminded of the words of Politician Paul Wellstone, yes, he was a Democrat,  and... wisdom comes from many places. He said: Do not let your  words be different than the way you live. Very wise, I believe Jesus addressed this issue as well, its called...

Loving God, and Loving His People

What does it mean to love God and Love His People

Do you ever wonder?

Repentance is a POWERFUL WEAPON, it’s not just lip service, it takes action, they removed the foreign gods….And, worshipped Him. God was moved, from their position of DESPERATION!! MY LORD

Connecting with God in Hessed Community

Hessed is the Hebrew word for Agape, God’s love, our namesake. We believe that joy is found in Hessed connection with God and our Christian community.

Agape First Ministries Hallmarks

Agape First Ministries has several core hallmarks that sets us apart. The are contrasting ideas and where we believe the truth is on these topics.

Johnny Max: My Testimony

Jonny’s testimony.

Immanuel Lifestyle Overview

Immanuel Prayer offers a process that is very useful to help people connect to the Lord in a prayer ministry session. It is a process of connection personally and interactively with the Lord, and removing barriers and hindrances to an intimate, interactive lifestyle of connection with Him. The goal is to build and deepen a securely attached relationship with the Lord, one that increases our capacity to stay connected to Him even in difficult life situations or painful experiences.

Introducing Wendi

This is the history of how God has worked in my life.

The Ark: Avoiding the Landmines while Ministering to LGBTQ

I have 9 years of experiences with True Love Outreach where I go to where the LGBTQ are and show love and seek to share Christ with them. I have stepped on many landmines and blown up! So I hope you can learn from me and not make the same mistakes I have!

Discipleship Matters

Discipleship matters to the Christian faith. To be transformed into the image of Jesus requires discipleship in the faith. God will transform those who remain a disciple of Jesus.

Val Eliason Testimony

Val shares her testimony.

Introducing Val Eliason

Learning about Val

Discipleship Matters

Discipleship matters to the Christian faith. To be transformed into the image of Jesus requires discipleship in the faith. God will transform those who remain a disciple of Jesus.

A little about Kelly

Kelly Wallen shares a little bit about herself.

Open Letter to Chipotle

In “honor” of Pride Month, here is an article I posted on RealDarkNews.com last year during Pride Month.

Consider the Chickens, O Wounded!

A friend of mine recently began sharing with me some of the frustrations of raising chickens. She began talking about pecking order and the precautions that need to be taken to protect those birds lowest in pecking order. I couldn’t help but see the allegorical social...

Beautifully Broken

Kintsugi (which translates to English as, “golden joinery”) is a Japanese art form which employs lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum to repair broken or cracked pottery. This is likely a foreign concept to our modern Walmart worldview of,...

Introducing Vicki Joy Anderson

Overcoming Childhood Trauma

How the Church Has Hurt the LGBTQ+ Community

How has the Church hurt LGBTQ+ individuals? In so many ways, but in short, we have made it so difficult for them to come to the feet of Jesus. We need to ask God to help us show them love, and be armed with the truth, seasoned with grace, in order that we may share with them the message Jesus has, Today is the day of repentance!

The Biblical Basis for Transformation

Transformation for the Christian is a work of Jesus Christ in our lives. As we are in Christ, and Christ in us, an intimate relationship is made. In Jesus we are made new.

Introducing Gracie Poole

Learning about Gracie