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What: Beyond Words: Count Us In Movement

When: September 25, 2020

Time: 7:30 – 8:45pm

Where: Christ Church International

3015 13th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN  55407


Micah 6:8 instructs us to act justly, love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God. On Friday, Sept. 25, White clergy will be gathering in that humble spirit of repentance for our indifference and inaction to racial injustice. And, in keeping with the fruit of repentance, we will be committing ourselves to the long, hard work of biblical justice and racial reconciliation (please see commitment card below). It is time for the Church to lead the way in seeking true justice and reconciliation. Although this is a repentance event for White clergy, we encourage you to invite Black, Indigenous, and People of Color clergy to join us in a spirit of solidarity and unity.

Clergy from the Twin Cities’ metro will be gathering to make a public statement to our Black sisters and brothers that many of us have not kept vigilant in the struggle against racial injustice. Our indifference and inaction have allowed the damaging status quo to remain in effect while our Black sisters and brothers suffer under its deadly shadow. We want the Black Church to know that BEYOND WORDS they can Count Us In in the struggle for a more just and equal society.

Our kick-off event on September 25th will be led by the following local speakers:

  • Pastor Laurel Bunker, Associate Vice President of Christian Formation and Church Relations at Bethel University
  • Dr. Billy Russell, Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and President of the Minnesota State Baptist Convention
  • Pastor Darrell Geddes, Pastor of Christ Church International
  • Chris Brooks, Founding Partner, Brown Venture Group
  • Pastor Stephanie Williams O’Brien, Mill City Church and Professor of Ministry at Bethel University and Seminary
  • Dr. Jim Olson, President of Pilgrim Center for Reconciliation
  • Pastor Greg Boyd, Pastor of Woodland Hills Church

If you have any questions, please contact Bryan Ward –


September 25, 2020
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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