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A Statement by The Summit Church’s Commission for Oneness and Reconciliation (CORE)
The Summit Church desires to become a multiethnic church that reflects the diversity of our community and proclaims the diversity of the kingdom of God. In light of this desire, the Commission for Oneness and Reconciliation (CORE) has been established by the directional elders of the Summit.
To provide vision, leadership, and guidance to The Summit Church in our pursuit of racial reconciliation, ethnic diversity, and gospel unity (John 17:20–23).
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Leadership Support: CORE will provide support, guidance, and counsel for pastors and elders around ideas and initiatives related to diversity, oneness, and reconciliation.
Staff Development: CORE will assist the lead pastor in leading Summit staff in their development in diversity and racial reconciliation, personally and professionally.
Member Discipleship: CORE will partner with other ministries at the church to emphasize and integrate oneness and reconciliation into our churchwide discipleship strategies.
Sermon: "Moving Forward in Racial Diversity and Reconciliation"
Sermon: "No Partiality - Tearing Down Walls That Separate Us: Acts 10"
Blog Post: "#MLK50: A Mountaintop Prayer and a Mountaintop Moment"
Article: Celebrating Juneteenth 2020
Article: Resources on Race and Oneness for Families
Article: “Letter From Birmingham Jail” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Video Class: "Race in America: Week One"
Video Class: "Race in America: Week Two"
Video Class: "Race in America: Week Three"
Forum: "Seeking Unity in a World of Division"
Forum: "Beyond Racial Gridlock: A Forum Featuring Dr. George Yancey"
Book: One Blood by Dr. John Perkins
Book: Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention by Dr. Jarvis Williams and Dr. Kevin Jones
Book: Divided by Faith by Dr. Michael Emerson and Dr. Christian Smith
Video Series: "Undivided"