The Diocese of Minnesota has just published a report by the Bishop's Commission on Mission Strategy. Stand Firm noted this on their blog. Thanks to them we are encouraged to read the whole thing. In this case SF is right.
The Diocese is looking at the future with the serious intention to recast itself by spiritual transformation.
This is a remarkably good report, hopeful as only a resurrection community can envision hope. It is also a courageous document, facing the hard realities of death, always a prerequisite to resurrection.
The whole report can be read HERE.
While you are at it, look at the Diocese web site itself...a crisp and attractive site.