Trust Your Gut with Charlottesville… Right?

Conventional wisdom says, “Trust your gut… your first instinct is usually right.” Not this week. Not with the news coming out of Charlottesville, VA. You’ve seen the images, I’m sure. Protesters with tiki torches. Counterprotesters with candles lit. Screaming, yelling, fighting. A heinous act of domestic terrorism that killed one person and injured many more. A 

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Why I’m Participating in the Race & Restoration Summit at NACC

The following post was written by Rob Daniels, Executive Pastor of Westbrook Christian Church in Bolingbrook, Illinois and one of the thought leaders behind the creation of the Race and Restoration Summit.  While I have always appreciated the opportunity to be part of the NACC over my years in ministry, the Race & Reconciliation Summit for 

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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 

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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 

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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 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 

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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 

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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 

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

For three days in February, at this year’s Race & Restoration Summit, thought leaders from across the country offered a course of action to help the church heal from the sin of racism. Monday afternoon’s session of the Summit featured Rob and Josiah Daniels. Father and son shared thoughts on Examining the Case for Reparations. Watch the 

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In case you missed it…Race and Restoration Summit Highlights

For three days in February, at this year’s Race & Restoration Summit, thought leaders from across the country offered a course of action to help the church heal from the sin of racism. Jon-Michael Brown of St. Louis Christian College in St. Louis, Missouri kicked off the first session of the Summit with conversation on Why Reconciliation 

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