Episode #8: Leading a Multi-Ethnic Church to Impact the City and the Nations

Mar 25, 2021
 

Our special guest on today's episode is Dennis Watson, the founding and Lead Pastor of Celebration Church in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Celebration Church is a multi-cultural, multi-site church that began in 1989. Celebration Church is known throughout the world for its innovative worship, commitment to evangelism and discipleship, small-group ministry, and compassion and inner-city ministries.

Listen in to hear how Dennis has impacted his community and grown and educated his church family in the difficult matters of racism and politics in the church.

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SHOW NOTES

Mentioned Resources:

Roadmap to Racial Reconciliation

The Color of Compromise

One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love

Watch: NOTBS Sermon on Ephesians 2:11-22 

Some “truths” from God’s Word to consider in election time:

    • God wants us to support initiatives and platforms that seek to protect and preserve human life (Genesis 1:26, Exodus 20:13, Psalm 139:13-16, Jeremiah 1:5 

    • God wants us to support initiatives and platforms that that support the understanding that marriage is a commitment between a man and a woman

    • God wants us to support initiatives and platforms that address the needs of the poor and ensure access to education for everyone

    • God wants us to support initiatives and platforms that oppose unjust discrimination and pursue justice for all citizens and immigrants

    • God wants us to support initiatives and platforms that promote peace in our nation and pursue peace throughout our world

    • God wants us to support initiatives and platforms that ensure full conscience protection and religious freedom

    • God wants us to support initiatives and platforms that advance care for His creation

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