One in Christ

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A few Sundays ago our congregation participated in something incredible. The Minter Lane Church of Christ and the North 10th and Treadaway Church of Christ had a joint worship service. The reason this service was so incredible was not because two congregations were gathering together to worship on a Sunday morning but because The Minter congregation is predominantly white and the North 10th Congregation is predominantly black. For some time, Doug Foster has been teaching on racial reconciliation and this gathering was evidence of two congregations desiring to have unity among believers despite past divisions and seemingly irreconcilable differences. I appreciated the thought and intention that went into the planning of the service and I hope that these two congregation will continue to dialogue about breaking the patterns of division which have often characterized our brotherhood.

~JK

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About joshkellar

I'm married to an incredible woman of God and have two daughters that love to laugh and delight in the Lord. My goal in life is to bring others into closer relationship with God by engaging them in His story as we journey together in a faith-filled community. The basis for every decision I make in life comes back to my calling to share the love of God with those around me. My hope is that at every opportunity I will encourage others into a greater lifelong journey of discipleship.

Posted on February 7, 2006, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hey, Josh! I just stumbled across your blog – glad to see you’re doing well! As to this subject of reconciliation…I guess living in the DC metro area for so many years and being blessed to live and work in an area where so many are “color blind”, I forget that there are still barriers in other parts of the country! When I was doing work this past fall in Bay St. Louis, Miss. after the hurricaine – I did detect some stress between the races – and that really bothered me. I am so thankful for our well-integrated congregation (let’s see, we have SO many different races and countries represented, I can’t even count them!) We miss you and your family!karin kerby

  2. It was an amazing day, for which I hope and pray many more like it are in both their and our futures.Blessings,dps

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