“When We’re in a Posture of Hospitality, We Can’t Objectify Those With Whom We Disagree. We Can’t Throw Stones While Serving Bread.”
When the Bridge Church in Wilmington, North Carolina, made an intentional move to become multiethnic, we started losing people.
Jesus has gathered his church to put the beauty of his creativity and wisdom on display to the ends of the earth.
“Heaven and Hell Show Up in the Balance as Jesus Pointedly Discusses the Inability to Separate our Love of Neighbor From our Love of Him.”
Our world and our people are hungering for us to preach on this.
Mark DeYmaz: “It takes more than mere words and sentiment to bring about systemic change.”
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."
Mark DeYmaz: "Engage your community and God will establish a church that reflects his kingdom."
There are three ways a church can respond when the demographic of a community changes.
“Our sanctuaries reflect our dinner tables. So if you want a diverse sanctuary, then you have to have hundreds of diverse dinner tables.”