Diversity in worship communities is essential to hearing a fuller Gospel. We understand better when we hear scripture read in many voices and listen to how it is received by people whose backgrounds and situations are different than our own.
Historian and theologian Justo Gonzalez has observed: “What happened at Pentecost was that at the very moment of its birth, the church was crossing cultural boundaries.”
Faith Lakewood invites all to engage God through hearing and reading scripture – and talking about it together! No experience necessary.
You can check out Pastor-elect Mark Rollenhagen’s thoughts on faith and diversity in this column that appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer in 2010.
Oh, and that period? We mean it. A church for all. Period.