Are We Dead Yet?

This was so good today, from Hebrew For Christians. NO ONE WANTS TO SAY THEY ARE NEEDY, broken, weak, and so on, and indeed such a confession is abhorrent to the heart of the proud. The truth, however, is that we are indeed all these things, and Yeshua told us we were...

Affirm Foundation: Scripture Helps Parents Combat Trans Craze

I thought you may find this article by the Family Research Council.   In a final rule released Thursday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) surprisingly omitted a proposed change to bundle so-called "gender transition" procedures into private...

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

Differing views on LGBTQ

A review of LGBTQ Doctrines

A useful reference and teaching aid, the four columns document helps us quickly reflect on the main doctrines around LGBTQ issues. Side A/Side B Progressive Gay Christianity, or transformation and full restoration in Jesus with no more desire for sodomy? Jesus Transforms.

Research – 39% of GenZ Identify as LGBTQ

Research shows 39% of GenZ self identified as LGBTQ in 2021.

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

Lazarus – Come Out!

Rev. Daren Mehl shares a message about loving people coming out of LGBTQ. Jesus calls them out of the tomb, and we get to participate and obey Jesus by removing the death cloths and washing the person and helping to disciple them in the body of believers. And yet, some will see what Jesus did, and what we are doing, and go to the Pharisees. But don’t mind them.

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.

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.

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.

The Kingdom of God and the Homosexual

Nate Oyloe shares a message about the Kingdom of God and the Homosexual, and Daren Mehl shares testimony of the transforming power of Jesus Christ to set him free of homosexuality.

Vision for Agape First Ministries!

Jesus moved in signs, wonders and miracles. He bound up broken hearts and taught truth that set the captives free. And, the Father made the name of Jesus famous. We want to join the Father in making the name of Jesus famous as the kingdom of God is released in our midst…

Freedom United: Joy of Transformation

I presented this message at Freedom United: Jesus Transforms conference Friday October 8 at Plymouth Covenant Church. It was a message that had been growing in my heart as I’ve been seeking the Lord and praying about the times we are in and His heart as revealed in scriptures.

Differing views on LGBTQ

A review of LGBTQ Doctrines

A useful reference and teaching aid, the four columns document helps us quickly reflect on the main doctrines around LGBTQ issues. Side A/Side B Progressive Gay Christianity, or transformation and full restoration in Jesus with no more desire for sodomy? Jesus Transforms.

Research – 39% of GenZ Identify as LGBTQ

Research shows 39% of GenZ self identified as LGBTQ in 2021.

Lazarus – Come Out!

Rev. Daren Mehl shares a message about loving people coming out of LGBTQ. Jesus calls them out of the tomb, and we get to participate and obey Jesus by removing the death cloths and washing the person and helping to disciple them in the body of believers. And yet, some will see what Jesus did, and what we are doing, and go to the Pharisees. But don’t mind them.

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.

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.

A Little Leaven: Confronting the Ideology of the Revoice Movement

The theological debate about homosexuality has changed. Many Christians are only just beginning to take notice. Some are uneasy with the shift but haven’t figured out exactly why. Some are rushing out to defend orthodox sexual ethics without a clear picture of what they are combating. Some are naively assuming everything that claims to be orthodox truly is. Some are very aware of what is happening and are happily embracing the shift.

Conversations That Matter Podcast: Responding to Christian Homosexuality Part 1

There’s a lot of talk in Christian circles today about whether or not same-sex attraction is sinful. Daren Mehl answers some questions about whether homosexuality is an orientation, if Christians are delivered from it, and what Churches should do in responding to the LGBTQI+ agenda.

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Daren Mehl Testimony

Rev. Daren Mehl shares his testimony.

Introducing Daren & Rhoda Mehl

This is an intro to my family.

Daren Mehl on Changed Movement

“I pursued spiritual counseling. Through the help of powerful books and resources I found my true identity… and then my behavior and sexual attractions changed. ”

Are We Dead Yet?

This was so good today, from Hebrew For Christians. NO ONE WANTS TO SAY THEY ARE NEEDY, broken, weak, and so on, and indeed such a confession is abhorrent to the heart of the proud. The truth, however, is that we are indeed all these things, and Yeshua told us we were...

Affirm Foundation: Scripture Helps Parents Combat Trans Craze

I thought you may find this article by the Family Research Council.   In a final rule released Thursday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) surprisingly omitted a proposed change to bundle so-called "gender transition" procedures into private...

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

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.

‘Experimental lab for transgender ideology’: Feds accused of complicity in student’s suicide

    A decade ago, the National Center for Lesbian Rights filed a civil rights complaint on behalf of a California junior high student "initially raised as a female" who now identified as male and wanted to use the boys' bathroom at school and room with boys...

“Transgender” Activist Set Free After Meeting Christ

This was an interview I had done with Alex Newman on The New American Program. In this interview with The New American magazine Senior Editor Alex Newman, former "transgender" activist Luca Jo Groppoli with Over The Rainbow describes her experience spending 34 years...

Female to male shares her story

   This is a testimony of Kelly, she was born female and transitioned to male.she will tell you the things the Dr.s don't tell you when seeking a sex change. Why?   $$$ of course. We have to be brave so we can help our children, for the children, be brave and...

It’s Time To Rise Up!!

This was an article I had published in the Fellowship of Ministries and Churches magazine. It is affiliated to Christ For the Nation's Bible College, where I graduated. We are in a time like no other. We see the things of this world that we once valued with less...

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.

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.

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