Luke 8:14 is the first verse of the story of a father who brings his son to Jesus looking for a miracle. The son is being forced to live out lie under political oppression and military occupation of the Romans, and that lie is causing the boy to hurt himself and put his life in danger. To add insult to injury the disciples and scribes are having a religious argument while the father is waiting for his miracle.
Mission, Vision, Core Beliefs, Etc.
To live into and share God’s revolutionary love and justice so that Cincinnati becomes God’s Community of Shalom.
We will be passionate in our pursuit God’s beloved community, and intentional in our resistance to oppression, both in ourselves, in our church, and in the community and world around us.Read more
Strategy: Strategic Direction and Strategic Priorities
Beloved Community Church will be the city-wide center of liberation based worship, Christian Education and community building.Read more
Implementation Part 2
Our Communication Strategy: Target Audience, Target Message
One of the authors I read in Christian Education class made a statement similar to the following:
If we do not take time think about what we want to teach people and how we want to teach them, the best that we can hope we occasionally do what we are trying to do. God’s word and God’s people are too important to be that random.
I believe there is a similar point to be made about marketing and communication. If we are not clear about what our message is, and to whom we are targeting our message, our best hope is that occasionally we have the right message for the right audience. God’s word and God’s people are too important to be that random.
I know it can be tricky to talk about the work of the church in business terms, but I think there are some important lessons that we can draw.Read more
Implementation Part 1
What Does Liberation Based Activity Look Like?
Particularly around the activities related to Worship, Christian Education, and Community Engagement
Click below to see the proposed budget for Beloved Community Church for 2018-2019.Read more
How do we move from plan to action?
These are suggested activities that would help the church to take forward steps in many of the areas named in the strategic plan.Read more
In our 4th sermon in the series Moving From Your Present to Your Purpose we are talking about God can use our anger to move us into God's purpose for our life.Read more
For many of us in the Christian faith, Easter or Ressurection Sunday, is the highlight of the church calendar. This year I have been thinking about what Easter means to me as a Black man in what Maya Angelou refers to as these yet to be United States of America.Read more