NACC Annual Breakfast Featuring Dr. Jerry Taylor

In February of this year, Dream of Destiny held our first “Race & Restoration Summit” in Joplin, Missouri. This summit was designed to provide a safe place for engaging issues that contribute to the persistent racial tensions in our country. This fall, on November 14-15, 2016, our next summit will be held in the Chicago 

Continue Reading →

Summer Internship Spotlight: Alia Alzyoud

Dream of Destiny is delighted to share the experience of one of  this year’s internship grant recipients, Alia Alzyoud. In today’s post, Alia writes about her experience as an intern at Current – A Christian Church in Katy, Texas.  This summer I was blessed to do an internship in Katy, TX at Current  – A Christian Church. Here 

Continue Reading →

Summer Internship Spotlight: Chris Everhart

Dream of Destiny is delighted to share the experience of one of  this year’s internship grant recipients, Chris Everhart. In today’s post, Chris shares about his summer internship at Parkview Christian Church in Orland Park, IL.  I had the opportunity to spend the summer before my senior year as a Student Ministry Intern for Parkview Christian Church 

Continue Reading →

If I Could Have Addressed the NACC

In the aftermath of more police violence against black men, and senseless violence returned against the police, the annual gathering for my corner of God’s vineyard is taking place in Anaheim this week. Called the North American Christian Convention, it’s one of the key weeks each year for our loose knit non-denominational tribe. Men and women I 

Continue Reading →

Am I Mad?

In light of the recent tragedies in Baton Rouge, LA and Falcon Heights, MN involving the fatal police shootings of two black men, Rob Daniels, executive pastor of Westbrook Christian Church, expressed his thoughts in today’s post. **NOTE: This was written hours before further senseless tragedy unfolded in Dallas. It will be hard for many people to 

Continue Reading →

In case you missed it…More Race and Restoration Summit Highlights

In our last post featuring the first Race & Restoration Summit in Joplin, MO, we share the panel discussion, Intentional Multi-Ethnic Church Planting. The Summit concluded on Wednesday afternoon with a candid conversation about the challenges and rewards of church planting in multi-ethnic communities. Facilitated by Matt Mueller of Everyday Church, panelists and pastors, Derrick Puckett of Renewal 

Continue Reading →

In case you missed it…More Race and Restoration Summit Highlights

In today’s post, we continue our series of sharing highlights from the first 2016 Race & Restoration Summit, held in Joplin, MO. Music has always been a part of Dena Hurley’s life. When she began sharing worship leading duties in a multiethnic, multicultural congregation, she found herself asking, “How do we truly come together in worship?” 

Continue Reading →

In case you missed it…More Race and Restoration Summit Highlights

In today’s post, we continue our series of sharing highlights from the 2016 Race & Restoration Summit. Sean Palmer, offered what he deemed his ” uncommon perspective” about cultural myths. In his talk, Debunking Myths of the Majority Culture, Sean explains the deeper meaning of myths and how they influence the church. Watch the video to 

Continue Reading →

In case you missed it…More Race and Restoration Summit Highlights

Bias. Prejudice. Discrimination.  All words that, at times, can evoke discomfort. Pamela Campbell’s talk on Tuesday morning of the Summit focused on Developing Cross-Cultural Agility. In her presentation, she defined these often misused words and how they alter our ability to engage others. Watch the video to learn more about how our biases can greatly influence our comfort and ability to 

Continue Reading →

In case you missed it…More Race and Restoration Summit Highlights

 On Tuesday morning, the theme of the Race & Restoration Summit shifted from “A Common Memory” to “A Common Mindset.” Marvin Campbell, from the Navigators, delivered the message, “Pursuing Reconciliation Without Losing Our Mission.” Is racial reconciliation a pursuit that distracts us from the call of Jesus in His Great Commission? Explore this common concern by watching the video.  About 

Continue Reading →