Can a church really hope to transform a community if in fact it does not reflect the community, particularly in terms of ethnic and economic diversity?
Instead of changing the world, seek to transform a neighborhood, a ZIP code or an apartment complex with a more focused vision.
Efrem Smith: "The churches that are doing the best in our conference in engaging their surrounding community are the ones who value a cause more than their Sunday morning worship."
“In Christ Jesus, we are no longer red, yellow, brown, black, and white. … We are freed from false identities, but we retain the gift of our true identities of ethnicity and nationality.”
Speaker, Leadership Coach and Associate Professor of Reconciliation Studies, Seattle Pacific University