Merge is an initiative of SHINE to unite the Church across ethnic and denominational lines, to reach the nations represented in our communities. Over the past 4 years, this initiative has grown as the church from across the Twin Cities has grabbed hold of this mission wholeheartedly.
In 2016, Dr Sammy was struck by Revelation 7:9-10 as he read that before God’s throne was “every tribe, tongue and nation”. From there, we launched the Merge mission in order to unite and equip the Church to reach the nations in our communities and neighborhoods.
In 2019, we held the most diverse pastors gathering in Twin Cities history as God brought together His Church to fulfill this mission to reach the nations.
On September 4th, 2021 we saw 10,000 people gather at the Minnesota State Capitol to celebrate the nations and to share the message of HOPE for all nations: Jesus Christ. It was a powerful day that is still having ripples of impact to this day.