More than 90 church and ministry leaders gathered at Christ Community Church Thursday morning to share breakfast and learn more about the heart of Converge 2:14.
“It’s great to see such a diverse group of pastors and leaders all together in one room,” said CCC Lead Pastor Keith Cowart.
Cowart shared the vision for Converge 2:14 “that we would celebrate our differences while we stand together in the heart of the Gospel, which is that Jesus is our healer.”
CCC Executive Pastor Derrick Shields detailed the story of how Converge 2:14 grew out of a class he taught on unity in diversity and a conference several members attended in Memphis last year.
One of the key takeaways from that conference, Kainos, was a sentiment designed to help people from diverse backgrounds face hard conversations, expressed as this: “I love you. I forgive you. What’s for dinner?”
Indeed, the dinner table is a great venue at which to find common ground. So is the breakfast table, as was evidenced by Thursday’s gathering. The hour ended with each table group praying together.
“We need to learn from each other,” Cowart said.
It is our hope that much learning would take place over two days, May 6-7, and continue far beyond that, in a way that transforms churches, communities and even our whole region.
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