Unity, Diversity, and the Church at Its Best (IVP)
The Beautiful Community: Unity, Diversity, and the Church at Its Best
WHO: Irwyn Ince Jr., pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church of Washington D.C. and director of the Grace DC Institute for Cross-Cultural Mission.
HE SAYS: “The Spirit of Christ loves to empower us to move toward beautiful community. But rest assured, he will change us in the process.”
THE BIG IDEA: We must cultivate spiritual practices that help us pursue unity in diversity.
THE PROGRESSION: Part 1, “Seeing and Knowing Our Beautiful Creator,” explores God’s nature and that the beautiful community is a reflection of God’s beauty. Part 2, “Restoring and Cultivating Our Beautiful Community,” looks at how the church often maintains divisions between people and offers a picture of what the beautiful community of our triune God looks like.