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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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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Hear God’s Heart for Unity

With college back in full swing and many schools wrestling with how to provide a “world home” environment on campus to students of all ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds, Ozark Christian College’s new associate director of diversity offered some suggestions to the incoming students. Dream of Destiny thought these were worth passing along to our readers.  

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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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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 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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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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