StarTribune Church Series
In fall 2018 the Minneapolis StarTribune published a series of four articles on Minnesota churches
Churches close, a way of life ends
Minnesota’s mainline Christian denominations face unprecedented declines, altering communities and traditions celebrated for generations
Fewer ministers, heavier burden
As churches close and budgets shrink, the new ministers who hear the call to serve must adopt new roles in changing communities
Fastest growing religion in Minnesota is 'none'
One in four Minnesotans now belong to no religion, a trend fueling church closings and mergers
Churches sow seeds for future revival
As organized religion wanes, what’s the future of the church?
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