The vision

Bless Minnesota is a passionate movement of Christ-followers who are increasingly reflecting the love, presence and power of Jesus Christ in their lives for the purpose of transforming the State of Minnesota and being a light to the nations.

the Mission

Bless Minnesota is inspiring all Minnesotans to Go Beyond Nice helping make Minnesota the kindest state in the nation. 

BlessMN Leadership Team

BlessMN is led by Dr. Greg Pagh, Senior Pastor at Christ Church in Otsego, MN, in partnership with dozens of pastors and marketplace leaders representing more than 20 Christian denominations in 165 cities throughout the state.  For a complete list of churches, businesses and organizations, click here. BlessMN is a 501C3 non-profit ministry that is entirely partner supported.  A Board of Directors provides spiritual and financial oversight.    


Go Beyond Nice

Minnesotans are known for being friendly, welcoming, kind and encouraging.  We always look for the best in people and situations.  It’s called “Minnesota Nice!”  We celebrate these qualities that make our state special.  However, to truly Bless Minnesota we must Go Beyond Nice.  Christians are called to demonstrate radical love for the world and every person in it.

To Go Beyond Nice is to…

-      be real

-      risk something for God 

-      speak the truth in love

-      demonstrate kindness

-      serve enthusiastically

-      give generously

-      share Jesus boldly


Bible Foundation:

To Go Beyond Nice is to fulfill Jesus’ heart for his people when he said, 

“A new command I give you:  Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35

Paul said, “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.”  Ephesians 4:32

Peter wrote,“…love one another deeply, from the heart.” 1 Peter 1:22b

Bedrock Beliefs

BlessMN is a transformational Christian ministry.  

We believein the power of God to change people’s lives through Jesus Christ.  We believe that every person is a minister.  We believe that as followers of Jesus we are called to serve others and that “…it is the kindness of God that leads to repentance.” Romans 5:2  

We believe that Jesus has already redeemed the world and that we are now called to reclaim it by inviting people to be reconciled to God and one another.  We believe that the Holy Spirit desires to empower our words, work and witness so that we might give God glory and point people to Jesus who is “the way and the truth and the life.” John 14:6  

Key Scriptures for BlessMN include:

  • John 3:16-17

    The Great Promise

  • Matthew 22:37-39

    The Great Commandment

  • Matthew 28:19-20

    The Great Commission

  • 2 Corinthians 5:17

    The Promise of Transformation

  • Romans 12:2

    The Promise of a Renewed Life