Tomorrow (4/3/16) at Perimeter Pointe Church we’re going to begin a series talking about race, class and ethnicity, and some of the challenges and biblical strategies for building a healthy multiethnic church.
Let’s face it, despite the fact that virtually all of the NT churches in the Bible were multiethnic (Jewish and Gentile believers together) and that one day, “people from every nation, tribe and tongue” will be gathered together worshipping God around His throne,” most churches today are still largely segregated along class and racial lines.
This is behind the times, and causes our churches to become less inviting to the diverse communities right in our backyards that we say we are committed to reaching with the gospel of Jesus Christ!
Sharing my personal journey with race as a white male, and teaching from the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10), it is my prayer that Perimeter Pointe and the Body of Christ as a whole would commit to growing churches that truly reflect the communities they are trying to reach with the gospel!
My hope after tomorrow’s message (which may end up being a series!) is that Perimeter Pointe will begin honoring Jesus’ last recorded prayer:
“I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.” John 17:21
Come out and join us for coffee and conversation at 10:30am and service at 11:00am. Discussion on this challenging topic will continue in a Q and A format immediately following service.
You can log on to perimeterpointe.org for directions or inbox me if you need more info. See you there!