Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 22:37-29
Elders’ Statement on Racism
We believe that racism is an affront to the value of individuals created in God’s image and to the divinely designed diversity of redeemed humanity. Racism is sin that stands in direct conflict with the message of the gospel, and the unity and belonging we find at the cross.
Racism appears in beliefs or practices that distinguish or elevate one race over others. When accompanied and sustained by imbalances of power, prejudice moves beyond individual relationships and into institutional practices. This systemic racial injustice has unfairly benefitted some and burdened others simply due to the color of their skin and the cultural associations based upon perceptions of race.
No race or ethnicity is greater or more valuable than another. We believe that the good news of Jesus Christ has the power to break down racial and ethnic barriers (Ephesians 2:14–18). Racism should not only be addressed after tragic events, but also in the everyday opportunities we have to love those around us. As Believers, we must pursue sustained efforts in this labor of love and justice.
Antioch Movement Resources on Race Relations
Sermons on Race:
- Vincent Carpenter – God’s Heart for Relationships, Part 2, May 2020
- Carl Gulley – All Peoples, Part 1, June 2019
- Carl Gulley – All Peoples, Part 2, June 2019
- Chris Rattay – https://subsplash.com/
- Carl Gulley – The Life of Martin Luther King Jr., January 2019
- Vincent Carpenter – Come Together/Encounter, January 2019
- Jimmy Seibert – Culture of Heaven: A Biblical Perspective of Diversity, Part 1, 2017
- Vincent Carpenter – Culture of Heaven: A Biblical Perspective of Diversity, Part 2, 2017
- Susan Peters – Culture of Heaven: A Biblical Perspective of Diversity, Part 3, 2017
- Vincent Carpenter – Culture of Heaven: A Biblical Perspective of Diversity, Part 4, 2017
Coming up… Family discussion about racism
Mark your calendar and plan to join us Sunday, June 28th at 6pm in the auditorium for a conversation about racism and our role and response as Christ-followers. Masks are required.
Church on the lawn
Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday — Father’s Day! — June 21st at 9am for our outdoor Sunday Service.
As always, we encourage you to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and use the restroom before you come. Masks are required to enter the building to use the restroom. Sermon notes and worship lyrics are available on our app.
Check out our Outdoor Sunday Services FAQ page for more details.
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