It’s happening in Duluth, Georgia on February 15, 2018. Inspired by Mark Hearn’s book Technicolor: Inspiring Your Church to Embrace Multicultural Ministry, he is a featured speaker along with many others. Their vision: “Promoting unity and diversity in the local church throughout the city, across lines of race, class, and culture; advancing the common good and building a credible witness of God’s love for all people in an increasingly diverse and cynical society.” It’s a tall order and I am not suggesting that they can fill it. But, this conference offers one more conversation, one more opportunity to express our differences and then explore our sameness, our oneness in Christ.
If you cannot attend, pray for those who do. Ask God to give them courage, compassion and conviction when sharing their stories and listening to others. Beseech God to open their eyes to see each other without the social prescriptions of race and class. Plead with God for transformation of heart, mind and mouth. No talking in circles but instead, in ways that lead us to each other.
For more information, please visit their website.