- Sunday | January 19, 2020
“I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.”
The purpose of Be the Bridge is to help us at Grace to facilitate conversations that have the potential to heal racial divides—a first step in our collective journey toward racial reconciliation. Goals of Be the Bridge are for God to be glorified, for the church to be credible, and for Christians to develop biblical tools that empower them to be the bridge between people divided by racial and cultural differences, and thereby bring healing, reconciliation and transformation to communities. Our ultimate prayer is to achieve racial unity—many differently shaped, differently functioning body parts coming together to form a single, unified body of Christ. Be the Bridge provides a foundational framework for the work we must do to achieve this goal at Grace and in the communities where we live, work and go to school.
The journey toward racial unity is not an easy process. It can feel daunting to dive into the unknown abyss of racial conversations. It takes courage to move toward what is uncomfortable and unnatural. Many of us look around and see racial divides. Things feel stuck, and we want to do something. We have read the Scriptures and prayed for unity. But how do we, the body of Christ, actually become one? How can the words in John 17 come alive in each of us and in our communities? How does unity begin to permeate our entire being? How do we become light in a dark world full of racial division? How do we become a witness and a voice for racial unity?
If this sounds interesting to you, please join us for the sign up/info session after each service.
Winter class starts Saturday, 2/1/2020, 10am
Contact: Annette LaBarbera.