Racial Reconciliation

Join us as we work together for reconciliation in our community.

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OUR Goal

Racism and prejudice still exist in our culture and within the church. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., acknowledged the brokenness of our culture, yet he exhibited hope and committed himself to the work of reconciliation. Progress has been made, but each generation must take up the continuing task of this work. We believe this page is part of a journey, not a destination. Our goal is Gospel reconciliation. This will require time in God’s Word, honest discussion, prayer, repentance, and evaluation of our ministry practices.

WE BELIEVE

  • God has created each person as a member of one human race (Acts 17:26) and desires a personal relationship with each one through His love and grace (Romans 3:23).
  • Racism — prejudice or discrimination based on ethnicity or skin color — in all forms is directly opposed to God’s design and an affront to the sanctity of human lives made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27).
  • The work of the Gospel is focused on reconciliation of people to God and to one another (2 Corinthians 5:16-18; Ephesians 2:14-19).
  • The Church by God’s design is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, and we should promote this unified diversity (Revelation 7:9; Acts 2:8-11, Galatians 3:28).
  • Racism is an expression of sin in our world and one that the Gospel calls us to address in our ministries and our witness (Proverbs 31:8-9).

THE GOSPEL & RACE

A Small Group Study Catalyst 

Featuring 

Pastor Rob Cattalani and Pastor Roger Breedlove

Additional Resources

We hope you will explore the resources on this page.  Listen, read, watch, think, and pray.
Then please start a conversation with your family, your small group, a friend, or a neighbor.

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Reconciled

Pastor Rob previews the coming Reconciled series exploring how Christianity at its root is all about a new creation, new vision, and new calling.
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RACE RELATIONS

The Bible says all people are made in the image of God. To exercise prejudice toward another is not simply a sin against them but against God.
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PRAY WITH US!

God and Father, we come to You today with hungry hearts to know You more and to serve You more fully with our lives. We confess that we have not always lived in line with the Gospel. Help us to better recognize, address, and overcome the issues of racial prejudice that are still alive in our society and the Church. 

We know this is a big problem in our culture, but not too big for You or Your Gospel. Lead us in a greater repentance. Lead us in greater prayer for our church and community. Help us not to follow our society but to lead it by the way that we live and the way that we love. Help us to be all the more the Church of Jesus Christ in this area, we pray.