Race Under Grace

Under the guidance of Pastor Harold Nash and his team from Fellowship North Church, the Nehemiah Network announces the continuation of the Race Under Grace initiative for 2019. Race Under Grace is a project designed to pursue racial unity in and between Central Arkansas Churches. Pastor Nash, and others in the congregation, have used this powerful process at Fellowship North for years, and are achieving giant steps in knitting together the hearts of ALL God’s people in fellowship with this ministry.

The flagship of the Race Under Grace project is a series of cross-racial conversations that serve as a launch-point for pastors and church leaders.  This Leadership Series introduces pastors and church leaders to the “Race Under Grace experience” and helps them make plans for pursuing racial unity in their own church settings.

The Leadership Series is then supplemented with continued conversation among pastors and leaders, but more importantly with tools and guidance to help Central Arkansas churches create their own Race Under Grace experience.  We see this happening in three possible phases:

  • The Race Under Grace leadership team can help pastors design and lead cross-racial learning experiences for their church’s leadership team (deacons, elders, staff, key teachers and lay leaders);
  • The Race Under Grace leadership team can help a church’s leadership design a cross-racial learning experience for congregation members and coach the team in leading the experience;
  • The Race Under Grace leadership team can help a church’s leadership team think through, and make plans for, implementing a hand-full of core disciplines should they wish to move toward a healthy multi-racial church environment.

Seek the Welfare of Our City

The prophet Jeremiah writes in Jeremiah 29:7, But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. We are seeking to mobilize the church in strategic areas to seek the welfare of our community. These include seeking the welfare of children, seeking the welfare of families, and seeking the welfare of neighborhoods that could use a helping hand.

The CityChurch Network invites Churches into united actions that seek the welfare of children, families, and communities. Important areas include:

The greatest hope for racial unity is the love, peace and hope of Jesus Christ. Still, progress requires intentionality.

Race Under Grace is just that!   A Christ–centered call to action.  Through training and support for pastors, leadership teams and congregations, we hope to:

  • Create new clarity on the truth about race
  • Help church leaders understand their role
  • Prepare churches to respond to racial crisis
  • Move communities toward racial healing

The goal of strengthening families through a church-led movement for healthy marriages comes to life through the Central Arkansas Marriage Initiative.

CAMI works with churches to establish and strengthen marriage ministries Here’s what you can expect this year:

  • Marriage Champions Gatherings
  • Couples Story Workshops
  • Prepare/Enrich Training
  • Marriage Ministry Workshops (for churches)
  • Exploratory “Expert’s Gatherings”
  • Exploratory Pastor’s Gatherings