Why we are talking about race at Green Hills Church

On Sunday morning we talked about race at Green Hills Church and why we want to be a place where everyone feels welcome. Green Hills is home to a diverse group of people from many races and ethnicities, and we want to see that increase.

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day we want to continue to lead our community into deeper unity and diversity. We believe this is important because God values diversity. In Revelation 7:9-10 you see the fruit of God’s redemptive work.

The Apostle John sees a huge multitude of people from all backgrounds, nations, tribes, people and languages praising Jesus. That’s awe inspiring. It also reveals God’s desire to raise up for himself people from all nations and races for his glory. We believe that since God is doing that through redemptive history, so must we pursue people as a faith community from all backgrounds and races.

Because of this truth we are hosting a Town Hall meeting and Prayer night at Green Hills Church on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. to pray for unity and hearts open to diversity and equality. We are going to be sharing our stories about our experience with racism and how we can better empathize with those who have been on the receiving end of it. We are going to be praying that God will change our hearts and the hearts of our city to fight racism and division.

 

Please come out and join us at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 101 Bowling Ave. We would love to hear your voice and pray together to make a difference in Nashville.