Statement on Racial Reconciliation

    02.24.21 | by Paul Duppenthaler

    We recognize that racial inequality and injustice have historically existed in our country, the effects of which continue to endure today. As the church we are called to make disciples and be a light in our present context, especially to the most vulnerable, marginalized, and oppressed in our community and to the ends of the earth. 

    We long for the day when all brokenness in our world will be healed and all evil that grieves God will be overcome.  In the meantime, we are committed to work towards racial reconciliation in our community through intentional listening, relationship building, corporate and personal prayer, and whole-life discipleship, while humbly trusting Jesus to guide us along the way. 

    We believe one of the ways we can intentionally move in this direction is by reading books, watching documentaries, and listening to talks on the subject by respected authorities on the subject, both Christian and secular.

    Here are some some helpful recommendations. No one resource is complete or infallible, but together they are very educational and motivational to help us move forward in a positive way.


    The Color of Compromise
    Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
    Letter From A Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King Jr.


    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
    Just Mercy
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