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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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

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

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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Dream of Destiny Breakfast at NACC with Dr. Jerry Taylor

You can register NOW for this year’s Dream of Destiny Breakfast at the North American Christian Convention (NACC) in Anaheim, CA. We are thrilled to have the wisdom and leadership of Dr. Jerry Taylor who will be our keynote speaker. Dr. Jerry Taylor serves as an Associate Professor of Bible at Abilene Christian University in Texas. Dr. Taylor 

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Some of Us Never Made It Home For Dinner

This week’s post comes from Taylor Campbell, a Christian writer and activist living in Brooklyn, New York. Taylor is a friend and respected brother in Christ. I asked him to write a post to the white evangelical community regarding their engagement (or lack thereof) with the issues facing people of color today. “I know people 

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2016 Race & Restoration Summit – Featured Speaker

Meet Victor Knowles Victor Knowles is founder and president of POEM (Peace on Earth Ministries), founded in Joplin, MO in 1992. POEM ‘s purpose is to challenge those who share the same religious heritage in the Restoration Movement to recognize one another as brothers and sisters in Christ, and to reach out to all who believe on 

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What I Hope to Get Out of the Race & Restoration Summit

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.  Interestingly, while the communities (and places like my home church, Deer Creek Christian Church) where I was raised were very racially and economically diverse, 

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