Service Times

Sundays:

  • Bible classes for all ages at 9:00 a.m.
  • Worship at 10:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall
  • Worship at 10:15 a.m. in the Auditorium
  • Worship with Iglesia at 10:15 in the Chapel
  • Worship at 5 p.m. in the Chapel

Wednesdays:

  • Devotional at 3 p.m. in the Chapel
  • Bible classes for all ages at 6:30 p.m.

Hours of Operation

Church Office:

  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Community Life Center:

  • Walking Track
    • 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Mondays & Thursdays
    • 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays
  • Coffee House
    • 8 a.m. – Noon, Monday through Friday

Location

1106 Colonial Road, Memphis, TN 38117

  

Becoming a Multi-Ethnic Church Virtual Workshop

It is clear from scripture that the purpose of the gospel is to “make disciples of all nations” and yet churches remain among the most segregated spaces in America. The Becoming a Multi-Ethnic Church virtual workshop brings together experts in matters of race related to the church in order to help combat this reality. Join us on Saturday, August 15th for an initial panel discussion and two break out sessions for a deeper look into how the church can become what God always intended for it to be. 

 

Event Schedule

9:00 to 9:55 a.m. 

All participants will meet together via Zoom.
Each panelist will have 7-8 minutes to speak on their topic.
These topics will be further explored during small group breakout sessions.

9:55 to 10:05 a.m.

Break

10:05 to 10:55 a.m.

Small Group #1: Each participant will select one of the six small groups to attend via Zoom.
A complete list of our panelists and small group topics can be found below.

10:55 to 11:05 a.m.

Break

11:05 to 11:55 a.m.

Small Group #2: Each participant will select another group to attend via Zoom.

11:55 a.m. to Noon

All participants will come back to the main platform for final comments.

 

 

 

Meet Our Panelists

James Dennis

Workshop Emcee

James Dennis has worked in schools across Shelby County for the past 12 years. He is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Memphis Scholars network of charter schools.

 

Dr. Doug Foster 

Topic: “The History of Systemic White Supremacy and Its Role in Racism in America”

Douglas Foster is Scholar in Residence at Abilene Christian University. He served as Professor of Church History and Director of the Center for Restoration Studies at ACU from 1991-2017. Previously he served as professor of history at Lipscomb University in Nashville.

 

Juan Meza

Topic: "What is Multiculturalism - How to Minister Where There are Multiple Cultures Represented in One Church Body"

Born in Monterrey, Mexico. His parents are graduates of the Baxter Institute and were missionaries in Mexico for 30 years.  Juan graduated from the Torreon School of Preaching in 2004 and has been working in ministry full time since October of 2004. He received and Industrial Engineer degree in 2010, a B.A. in Bible and Ministry from Harding University in 2013, and a Master of Divinity from HST in 2018. 

Dr. Archandria Owens

Topic: “Racial Abuse within the Church: How the Paradigm of “We All Just Need to Love Each Other” Falls Short of the Church’s Gospel Call to Create Anti-Racist Spaces”

Dr. Owens works with clients with a variety of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, identity development, and relationship concerns, her specific specialties include working with clients experiencing racial trauma, grief and loss, those who are survivors of childhood and family trauma, and those with religious and spiritual concerns.

Lawrence W. Rodgers

Topic: “Spirituality and Diversity - Helping Churches Become a Beloved Community”

Lawrence W. Rodgers is a graduate of Harding University, where he studied Bible and Ministry and graduated at the top of his class with honors, including the Most Outstanding Bible and Ministry Major. Lawrence is a recent 2017 graduate from Howard University School of Divinity with his Master’s of Divinity.

Julie Sanon

Topic: “And They Will Know We Are Christians: Learning How to Live Your Faith Out Loud Among People of Color"

Since 2011, Julie Sanon has served as Chief Operating Officer for Agape Child & Family Services. She and her team have helped position the agency as a recognized community collaborator in support of youth and families. Under her leadership, Agape has consistently achieved year-over-year success, culminating in significant growth and expansion.  

 

B. Chris Simpson

Topic: “Losing to Win - How Members of the Church Must be Willing to Lose Personally to Win as a Collective Church”

B. Chris is passionate about multicultural ministry and helping to heal race relations in our society. He ministers at the Holmes Road Church of Christ, a multiracial congregation in Whitehaven, a neighborhood that he lives and works in on the south side of Memphis. He holds degrees from Harding University and Harding School of Theology. He has served on the board of different community organizations that emphasize education, prison ministry and serving the inner-city. He is founder of UnpopularMe, a ministry offering speaking services and church consultation on racial unity, youth/young adult outreach, and confronting cultural issues. He has travelled throughout the country for 13 years speaking to churches and organizations. He and his wife Halley, have two children, Elle and Grey.