Daren and Rhoda married December 11, 2005 and now have two children. Together Daren and Rhoda serve in ministry equipping, teaching, and ministering the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Daren and Rhoda, lead by the Holy Spirit, both came out of the LGBTQ community and married in 2005. Their journey of healing and discipleship in Jesus Christ included 14 years of increasing intimacy with Jesus while serving in their home church.
Daren is serving in the role of Associate Director at Agape First Ministries and responsible for the operations of the organization.
Daren joined Agape First Ministries to further the mission to make Jesus famous, to bring the healing power of God to others through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Rhoda is a trained prayer counselor and intercessor and serves on the prayer team.
Daren is also Associate Pastor of Warroad Community Church where he enjoys serving the church through pastoral care, teaching and preaching, and oversees church operations. Daren hosts the Better Love (betterlove.com) Marriage Conference twice a year at Warroad Community Church to help married couples draw closer to each other and God.
Daren & Rhoda’s E-Letter
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.
Nate, Daren, and Luca give brief introductions and discuss some of the hallmarks of Agape First Ministries, including a testimony.
Reverend Daren Mehl shares his testimony and the war that was going on inside him and outside him to destroy the promises and will of God in his life. Daren shares the power of Jesus to save and restore him from a life in homosexuality to one of life married to his wife. Daren shares of overcoming the battle through faith in Jesus Christ. Daren also discusses the religious war that is around us that is trying to make the testimony of Jesus illegal. The present darkness which is lying and robbing people of hope in Christ cannot stand after Daren shares the power of Jesus to transform.
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 shows 39% of GenZ self identified as LGBTQ in 2021.
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.
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 staff testifies at Minnesota Legislative Hearing regarding the harms of HF2156 to our community and ministry.
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.
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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