Undivided - July 12, 19, & 26
This Sunday, we will begin a city-wide sermon series called Undivided. Along with over 20 other churches, we’ll study Micah 6:8:
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
When the very public murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd brought the nation to a crisis, our city was affected too. The pain, the fear, and the trauma in the Black community revealed a division that many had hoped had been relegated to the past. We realize that the problems are much broader, the division caused by sin much deeper, and that hearts and souls of our Black neighbors remain profoundly and justly hurt by this sin. To ignore this, or hope it will go away, is to become the priest in the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
We confess that, too often, our churches and our leaders have focused more on keeping things comfortable than on making things right. We confess that, too often, people of color in our city have been the ones to bear the burden of contending for racial unity and of educating people in the community regarding issues of race and justice.
We believe that God is calling the church at this moment to respond in a way that acknowledges past and current sin, proclaims the good news of Jesus as the only source for true reconciliation, and commits to strengthening our discipleship structures in order to bring about generational change. We fully recognize that we cannot accomplish this in one event, one sermon series, or one discipleship class. But we know that we need to start somewhere.
Our hope is that Undivided will allow us to respond by holding up the gospel of Jesus Christ as the answer to the problems of our day. It is our intent to rely on the power of that gospel to drive us to unified action in the work of justice and reconciliation.
- Awaken Church
- Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul
- The Church at Cane Bay
- Citadel Square Baptist Church
- City Life Church
- Coastal Community Church
- First Baptist Church of Charleston
- First Baptist Church of Ravenel
- Fort Johnson Baptist
- Freedom Church
- Grace Fellowship Church
- Journey Church
- Holy Cross Anglican
- James Island Christian Church
- King’s Cross Church
- The Church at LifePark
- Northbridge Baptist Church
- Risen Hope Church
- Riverbluff Church
- Riverland Church
- Seacoast Church
- St. Andrew's Church
- Uptown Church
- Wando Woods Baptist Church
- And more…