Becoming One

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

EPHESIANS 4:3-6 (NIV)

At Freedom Church, we pray and stand against the spirits of racism, hatred, and prejudice that would seek to divide humanity. We acknowledge that there is more to be said and done to see our cities, our country, and our world healed from the evils of racism and for reconciliation to take place. It's our goal to be agents of change in the days, weeks, months, and years to come. We're committed to being a church that makes every effort to promote unity in the body of Christ and the world. We recognize that our voice and our response is vitally important. For this reason, we are committed to taking continual steps of learning, lamenting, and loving so we can be a bridge towards reconciliation.

Resources to Explore

  • Stand on Top of the Hill

    Pastor David Ireland, Freedom Church

  • The Third Option

    Pastor Miles McPherson, Church of the Highlands

  • Let's Talk

    Let's Talk with Pastor Brian Houston and Bishop T.D. Jakes, Hillsong Church

  • Racial Reconciliation

    Dr. Tony Evans, YouVersion Bible Plan

  • Cultivating A Heart Of Mercy

    Rev. Dr. Bernice A. King, YouVersion Bible Plan

  • The Skin You Live In: Building Friendships Across Cultural Lines

    Pastor David Ireland

  • The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation

    Pastor Miles McPherson

Next Steps

Here's what you can do to help bring racial healing and justice to our world...

  • Broaden your circle of friends to include someone of a different ethnicity
  • Engage in conversation with your family, friends, acquaintances, co-workers, small group, and Dream Team
  • Be empathetic to the needs of those around you. (I Peter 3:8-9)
  • Love others as Christ has loved you. (John 13:34)
  • Embrace unity. We are all one in Christ. (Galatians 3:28)
  • Remember we are all created in the image of God. (Genesis 1:26-27)


Scripture

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” - John 13:34


“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.” - Proverbs 31:8


“Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” - Isaiah 1:17


“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. The second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” - Mark 12:30–31