- David Prince & George Robertson
November 19, 2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Elusive Dream: Pursuing Diversity in Predominantly White Churches
We all embrace the call for the nations to be in our midst confessing Christ as Lord (Gen. 17:4; Matt. 28:16-20; Rom. 10:14-15). But if our context is predominantly white, it is possible? What can we do to ensure others know we love and respect them as image-bearers? How can we demonstrate that we respect their culture?
Walking the Path of Love
Having conversations about race in the church can be difficult. The difficulty only increases when one desires to have these conversations in a historic church in the south. George Robertson, Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, GA, will discuss the development of these conversations in his congregation. History, segregation, repentance, a commitment to learning, and a new investment in African-American leaders were all a part of the conversation. Although still a predominantly white congregation, they are moving forward.