What does “winning” look like in our churches and communities?

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Drew Hart is a theology professor, anti-racism leader, and social change practitioner. He is also an author. He penned two books, Who Will Be a Witness: Igniting Activism for God’s Justice, Love, and Deliverance and Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism.

Drew has three focuses that he believes are essential hallmarks of “winning” in the struggle against white supremacy in America:

Radical Discipleship:

Radical discipleship to Jesus refuses to distort and domesticate his life, teachings, death, and resurrection. It accepts the call to deny oneself, follow him, and accept the consequences that come from such faithfulness.

Public Witness:

A Christian public witness rejects the temptation to privatize our faith to only matters of the heart. We are called to embody and make visible God’s reign on earth and to speak truth to power.

Solidarity:

Christian solidarity must be Jesus-shaped. We identify and stand with those that Jesus did in his own day. We gladly link arms with those that are impoverished, vulnerable, oppressed, and marginalized. How we receive “the least of these” is how we receive Christ.

Dr. Hart desires to see God’s people “committed to radical discipleship, a public witness, and solidarity with oppressed people. Anti-Racist education and formation is taught. And following Jesus out of the entanglements of Christian supremacy and white supremacy are deep convictions. We believe God desires so much more from the Church than the frequently empty religiosity and hypocrisy we have become adjusted to. When we begin to envision God’s dream for us together, we can strive for the flourishing of all people by doing justice and the things that make for peace.”

Join us on Thursday, October 15 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern ET for a live webinar with Dr. Hart as he discusses what “winning” looks like on the diversity front both inside our churches, and in our communities at large.

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“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
John 17:22-23

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