The Alliance of Renewal Churches

Wonderful Mercy is a partner church in the Alliance of Renewal Churches.

The ARC's mission is to empower leaders and congregations to live fully into their God-given destinies through building kingdom friendships and strategic alliances, practicing intentional LeaderCare and development, and providing ministry training for the members of congregations.  This mission is carried out in the context of growing in authentic relationship with one another.

The atmosphere of life and ministry in the ARC is set within the safe boundaries of historic orthodox theology, our non-negotiables as a network, and an intertwining of three streams in the Christian faith: evangelical, sacramental and charismatic.


In the ARC we experience life and ministry in the context of kingdom friendships. We highly value relationships that are authentic and safe. To be a member in the Alliance of Renewal Churches is to be part of a band of brothers and sisters who are for each other and against anything that will cause us harm, a band that will not let anyone settle for less than all God has for us. 

While providing a safe place for kingdom relationships, we do not view them as an end in themselves. Rather, they are the context in which we are transformed to think, speak, and act more like Jesus. Jesus was a safe place for the lost and searching, the wounded and weary. At the same time he was also dangerous for and to—dangerous for the kingdom of God and a threat to the plans of the enemy.

Jesus was and is a safe place for the dangerous kind. We believe that as Holy Spirit transforms and empowers us we will find ourselves living on the

The ARC's Vision

Loving, Connecting, and Caring for Leaders.

LeaderCare in the ARC

The ARC is committed to the care and development of its leaders, and to helping them grow in emotional, relational, and spiritual health. We serve our leaders by helping them nurture their relationship with Christ, experience true community, discern God's call on their lives, and develop the necessary skills for effective leadership and management of ministry.

2018 LeaderCare Retreat

April 24-26 in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Dr. Jack Deere is one of the preeminent and most respected theologians in the United States, and one of the healthiest teachers and practioners in regards to our relationship with the Holy Spirit. We are excited to announce that he will be our keynote presenter for the 2018 ARC LeaderCare Retreat, Release the Spirit.

We will have more details on lodging and registration fees in the near future. 


LOCATION: Redeemer Lutheran Church | Fridley, MN