Andy O’Rourke was recently interviewed by Transform Minnesota for their Urban Church Planting Q & A series.
For our Urban Church Planting Q & A series, we interview pioneer church planters who, having firmly planted churches in urban areas of the Twin Cities, look back and share their wisdom and reflections. Here we interview Andy O’Rourke, lead pastor of Antioch Community Church in Northeast Minneapolis. Antioch Community Church is also affiliated with the Acts 29 Network Upper Midwest Region. Antioch Community Church is the second church Andy has planted.
1. Why is urban church planting in the Twin Cities important?
I’m part of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA), which historically over the past few decades has not experienced significant success in urban church planting. However, urban church planting in Minneapolis and St. Paul must be a high priority in the years ahead…