The Gospel and Race: Learning Resources
Following Jesus: Stories of Fellowship in His Suffering
March 26, 2022
What does it mean to proclaim Jesus and to love like Him, even in the midst of our differences? Speakers Mike & Renee Higgins share tories of fellowship with Christ that we might be encouraged as His disciples. Mike is the Lead Pastor of South City Church and former Chaplain of Covenant Theological Seminary, both in Saint Louis, MO. Mike is a retired US Army Colonel, and has served as a church planter and Army chaplain. Renee has served as a leader, Bible instructor, and minister to children, women, and military families for over 40 years. Mike and Renee have enjoyed co-leading classes at Covenant Seminary together. They have been married and best friends since 1979. They have two daughters and two grandchildren.
For help navigating resources, the following categories may be helpful:
- I want a better theological understanding of the relevance of racial issues to the Church.
- I want resources for lament and prayer.
- I want to learn more about the history of race and its implications.
- I want to process these issues in community with others as part of a small group.
- I am looking for practical ways to pursue mercy and justice as I walk humbly with God.
- I am a person of color seeking encouragement as I operate within majority culture.
- I want help talking to my kids about issues of race and justice.
Meditate and Pray: Ephesians 2:11-22
Meditate and Pray: II Corinthians 5:14-21
* A pdf of scripture passages to accompany the Be the Bridge book is available through the church office.
WEPC Ministry and Partnership opportunities
- Food Pantry and Mercy Ministry
- Wrap Around Ministry
- PCA Unity Fund
- African American Church Planter Fund
Meditate and Pray: Psalm 78:1-8
For Younger Children:
Upper Elementary and Above:
- Heroes in Black History by Dave and Neta Jackson
- Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson
For further study
Podcasts and Sermons
If you would like to meet and pray with a pastor or counselor about any of these topics, contact the WEPC Church Office.
All resources included above have been evaluated by members of WEPC and determined to be helpful as we humbly engage this topic; however, not every resource will align completely with WEPC's Pastoral Letter, and all should be viewed in light of the guidance that document provides.