A New Year’s Resolution for the U.S. Church

As 2017 draws to a close and 2018 is upon us, our prayer at Dream of Destiny (DoD) is to see an increased number of churches embrace the Biblical mandate for pursuing cross-cultural, multi-ethnic churches in the new year. As Mark DeYmaz so clearly explained in his book Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church, this will 

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Multiethnic Church Plant Update: One Church in Jackson, MS

One Church in Jackson, Mississippi is the first church in our state’s history to start with a white and black pastor and just this year God led us to organize the first Multi-ethnic church conference with over 300 attendees from 40 churches.  It was such an honor to have high caliber speakers who are champions 

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Multiethnic Church Plant Update: Renewal Church of Chicago

Dream of Destiny is excited to share news of churches across the country that have a vision for the full expression of reconciliation that a multiethnic church offers.  In highlighting these churches, DoD hopes you’ll be encouraged by their testimony and will support their progress.  Today, the spotlight is on Renewal Church of Chicago in Chicago, 

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Monuments, Memorials and Your Ministry

As the recent discord surrounding Confederate memorials became a nationwide conversation, an excellent article was published in the September issue of Christianity Today: Facing Our Legacy of Lynching, by D. L. Mayfield With the author’s permission, Dream of Destiny director, Travis Hurley, recently preached the article, supplementing it with additional Scriptures and thoughts. The audio 

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White Reactions to Diversity Initiative

When an organization gets intentional about fostering ethnic diversity, there is potential for misunderstanding. Today’s post comes from Andrea Murdock who reflects on some of these misunderstandings and offers her own thoughts on how to respond.  The room is full of Bible college students from all over the nation and some from out of the 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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?” 

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