June 11, 2020

Race and Justice

We are all about the Kingdom of God: the movement of God, established through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, to fulfill the rule of God – “on earth, as it is in heaven”.
As followers of Jesus of Nazareth (a man of color, who was killed unjustly) the violent death of George Floyd and many other people of color, are deeply concerning to us.
In keeping with the deepest convictions of our faith, we stand with Christians all over the country and the Black Community, to call out for justice. Our mission, as always is, to “Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. (Micah 6:8)” Below are some resources for us, as a community, as we seek to educate ourselves, listen well, love intentionally, work towards a more just and equal community.

Videos
The Realities of Racism  ~ Geno Olison, Vineyard Pastor and National Leader

Letters
Together for Ahmaud Arbery, Letter from Black Vineyard Pastors
Pastoral Letter from Phil Strout, National Leader of Vineyard USA

Prayers
Breathe, Lament, Grieve, Repent, Prayers for our Time.

Books
The Color of Compromise; the truth about the American church’s complicity in racism  by Jemar Tisby
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson