At Church of the Highlands, we fervently pray against the spirits of racism, hatred, and prejudice that would seek to divide humanity. It is our goal to be agents of change and we would love for you, as a Small Group leader, to consider leading a group focused on a Unity Curriculum. Together, we can continue to be a church that makes every effort to promote unity in the body of Christ and the world.
When Jesus emphasized the second greatest commandment, that we are to “love our neighbor as ourselves,” someone asked, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus answered with a story about a man who crossed the racial divide to serve another man in need (Luke 10:25- 37). Reconciliation between races is very close to the heart of God. As Christians, we must fight for the reality of Heaven to be seen on earth: every people group equally valued, embraced, and supported. Our goal for the Who’s My Neighbor? Small Group is for all of us to recognize God’s heart for racial reconciliation and to take steps together towards unity.
The Church and the Racial Divide Bible Study Book contains printed content for six small group sessions, including applicable Scripture and personal study between sessions. This curriculum features video teaching from key leaders discussing race, culture, and the gospel. Using these evangelical voices and Bible study, participants will learn about racial reconciliation and be equipped to be part of the solution.
If you are interested in leading or joining this small group, please connect with the Small Groups team at your campus.
The Third Option offers guidance on racial tension in our churches, communities, and country, by identifying the cultural influences that shape our attitudes on race, and explaining why we must honor the priceless value of God’s image in all people.
In addition to the book, Church of the Highlands has created a Leader Guide to help you foster discussion and encourage group members to choose the way of honoring every person we meet because we are image bearers of God.
Fully encompassing areas of unity, history, culture, the church and social justice, this curriculum looks to the scriptures for the balance between righteousness and justice. Oneness Embraced shares kingdom-minded approaches for biblical justice and social restoration.