Under Our Skin:  Getting Real about Race in the Church

At this past summer’s North American Christian Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, a panel discussion took place entitled, “Under Our Skin:  Getting Real about Race in the Church.” Four panelists shared from their personal journeys and identified practical steps every church can take to heal the divide, and build congregations that TRULY are for everyone. 

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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 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

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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