The 2015 ERLC Leadership Summit addressed “The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation” to equip Christians to apply the gospel on these issues with convictional kindness in their communities, their families, and their churches. This event was held in Nashville on March 26-27, 2015.
When it comes to race, our churches must reflect the united kingdom of Christ more than the divided states of America.
I haven’t gotten to watch all the videos from this event, but what I have seen has been so biblical, passionate, and helpful. One message was from pastor, author, and rapper Trip Lee. He does a great job in the video above talking about “Calling the Next Generation to Racial Reconciliation.”
Some great tips he shared:
- Don’t treat people who are different too differently.
- Don’t assume stereotypes.
- Try not to flock to the people who look like you all the time.
- Intentionally seek to understand people.
- Persevere through difficulty and growing pains.
- Don’t give up when it’s hard.
- Ask yourself if you have unfair assumptions and fight against them.
- Keep the conversations going.
We are not just looking for blacks and whites in the same room, we want blacks and whites in the same family – through Jesus.