Dear Renewal Sisters and Brothers,
What good is it if you say you have faith but do not have works? That's the uncomfortable but important question the book of James places in front of those of us who claim to be a part of God's family. And in this unique moment in history, I can't help but think about that question as we seek to follow Jesus in a world marred by racial prejudice and injustice. If you and I are going to be people of true faith, we need to do more than believe the right things. We also need to do the right things.
That's why, on June 7 during our Facebook live teaching time, I shared five concrete steps that I'm personally committing to take in pursuit of racial justice both locally and nationally. (You can access those videos here: Part 1 / Part 2.) If I'm going to practice a faith that actively meets the pressing needs of the world, I can't sit on the sideline.
But I also can't do it alone. No matter how zealous my ambition, discipleship is always a group effort. In the family of Jesus, we always grow best together. So I'm inviting anyone else (whether you consider yourself a part of our church or not) to join me in committing to one, some, or all of these steps. Below you can learn more about these five steps and sign up to join the journey.
It's time to act. Let's help each other do just that.
Alongside you in the pursuit of Jesus,