Riverside Church in Big Lake, Minnesota outside of Minneapolis is one of the most vibrant, compassionate and community-friendly churches I have worked with, yet they found themselves being flagrantly discriminated against by the local city government in their pursuit of purchasing a local theater for a multisite campus.
Reluctantly, Riverside entered into a legal battle to protect the constitutional right of every local church to secure facilities for local worship and community service.
Riverside paid a huge financial and emotional price, but won a legal case that has far reaching implications for churches nationwide.
Here’s their story that had an amazing outcome. . .