On September 4, 2020, our Pastors Gary and Nam joined Pastors Bobby Scott and Anthony Kidd from Community of Faith Bible Church, and Pastors Kempiz Hernandez and Tim Carns from Calvary Bible Church, in Part 2 of a roundtable discussion on race and racial reconciliation in our churches.
(To view Part 1 of the discussion recorded on July 31, 2020, go here.)
Sit in on this hour-long discussion as they tackle these important questions:
- What should churches of different ethnicities expect from one another during a time of racial tension?
- How is your congregation being affected by the national debates about racism within and outside of the church?
- What are the costs of your church engaging or not engaging in these debates?
- How can we converse on polarizing topics like race without being judgmental?
- When we witness injustice, what are some pitfalls we should avoid that cause division and disunity in church?
- What biblical advice should we give our congregations to promote God-honoring communication?
- How would you encourage your congregation to navigate through all the conflicting messages in the media?
- What perspective should Christians have on current events?
- How can pastors shepherd their congregations and encourage them to be salt and light in this fallen world?
- How should we discern and respond to calls for social action?
- What does the church need to do to preserve the unity we have in Christ?
- How does our understanding of sin help us in our conversations on race and reconciliation?
- Where do we start our conversations regarding these issues? How do we then bring the Gospel into the conversation?
- What should the church be doing about racial injustice?
- How should we approach issues of racism within our churches?
- How does our Gospel identity help us approach issues of racism?
- Is the Gospel enough to address issues of racism?
- To what degree is systemic racism a problem in the United States? What should the church’s response be to these injustices?