Hear from skilled practitioners who share their incredible insights on practical and spiritual aspects of missional leadership. Join us as we dig into the "why" behind church planting and expand on skills that transcend model, style, and culture and get to the heart of church planting and multiplication.   

on Racial Justice

Addressing Anti-Asian Racism with Khanh Nguyễn

In the past year there have been 3,800 anti-Asian racist incidents in America. As Christians we need to remember that first, these crimes affect our Asian brothers and sisters in Christ. And second, we are called to bridge cultural boundaries with the love of Christ. For these reasons we feel compelled to act, but where do we even start?

Join us as we explore how we can address anti-Asian racism with Khanh Nguyễn. She shares a Christ-Centered perspective on how to deal with these issues as well as the history of Anti-Asian racism in America and how to dismantle Asian stereotypes. 

Lutherans for Racial Justice with Joshua Salzberg and Pastor Matthew Gonzales

What could it look like if Lutheran churches applied their incredible understanding of the gospel to the issues of race, racism, and injustice in our culture today? We were joined in this webinar by Pastor Matt Gonzalez and Joshua Salzberg for a powerful conversation on confronting racism in the church.

How our Churches can Confront Racism and Injustice with Rev. Dr. John Nunes

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. The injustice we have seen is more than a news cycle, it is a problem that runs deep within our communities and our country. It is a burden that should not be carried by the black community alone. It is a burden that we as Christians are called to share. We are called to mourn with those who mourn, to weep with those who weep, and to stand up for the oppressed and the marginalized. Over these last weeks, I have felt the urgency of this call, but am at a loss. How do we speak out against the injustice seen around us? How do I as a pastor encourage my church to speak out against injustice? I know I am not the only one searching for answers.

We were honored to sit down and have a conversation with the Rev. Dr. John Nunes on the subject of injustice, racism, and how we as a church can confront these deeply rooted issues in our culture with the gospel. Dr. Nunes is the President of Concordia College New York, a college that over the academic year rallied under the theme of civics and civility. He is not only an accomplished leader, but an author and outspoken Christian leader on the issues of injustice, racism, and equality. Dr Nunes brings a depth of understanding and practical wisdom for the church that we can all learn from.