© Natasha Sistrunk Robinson 2015
Our Coffee Talk this week included my personal reflections from the Saturday and Sunday after the Not Guilty verdict in the killing of the African American teenager, Trayvon Martin.
I followed that post with a Hot Topic which asked the questions, “Where Do We Go from Here? And how should we talk to our children about race?”
After I hit the “publish” button, the Washington Post released the following statement given by President Obama. In it, the President deliberately stated that we must do something to change the trajectory of our African American boys.
As I began research on diversity and the church, I really wanted to explore multi-cultural churches in my local area. The first local church featured was Community Bible Church. This past weekend my family and I had the privilege of visiting Grace Community Church in Greensboro, NC.
We visited Grace for one reason, the mission presented when I first clicked on their website: Making disciples who live out the gospel crossing racial and economic lines.
The leaders at Grace understand that reconciliation and biblical justice are not isolated issues. They also understand that making disciples means equipping believers to live out the gospel. Living the gospel is not simply a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, it is embracing the community of people to whom we are called to love and serve.