Implementation Part 1
What Does Liberation Based Activity Look Like?
Particularly around the activities related to Worship, Christian Education, and Community Engagement
Liberation is a communal experience. Moses as an individual escaped the circumstances of his oppression, but the people still lived in oppression. God sent Moses back to lead the people to liberation.
Therefore our efforts toward liberation must both engage and foster community. In our worship and in our outreach we must seek to be interactive
When Jesus ate with people, whether it was tax collectors, Pharisees, or over 5000 people in the wilderness, Jesus is sharing with people a glimpse of what God’s Community looks like.
In our worship and in our service, we are called not to simply do for people, but to do with people. To invite them to participate with us in the co-creation of beloved community.
In addition to action, we also learn by reflecting on the action. Reflection is the way that we look at our lives, our thoughts, our experiences and make meaning for ourselves.
Embedded in Black Culture
The history of the United States is mired in Anti-Black Racism. Liberation of Black people is also the lifting up of Black Spirituality. Worship, education, and outreach ought to affirm and celebrate the beauty, joy, and/or sacredness of Black Culture.
- Dynamic and Theologically Liberating Weekly Sunday Morning Worship Services
- Special Event Services: Family and Friends Sunday, Concert/Musical, etc
- Partnership with Groups, Associations etc to Host Special Services