Sherwood Oaks Christian Church embraces the posture of Jesus and humbly come alongside those affected by racism while doing our part to facilitate a non-violent and constructive end to racism, which has no place in the Kingdom of God or His people.
We condemn police brutality and recognize that a few bad apples cast a shadow on the overwhelming majority of our law enforcement who take seriously their call to serve and protect.
As a church, we want to help facilitate the discussion of how all of us can be and do better, which must begin with listening and learning before speaking and teaching. If you want to join us, one place to start is by going to www.bethebridge.com.
August 2020 Update:
A Racial Reconciliation Task Force is working on plans for the next workshop to take place in September. The task force will also offer opportunities to the Sherwood Oaks family to explore our cultural identities and strategies to accept and appreciate all individuals and ‘ethnos’ as created in God’s image. This will take some work, looking at our individual and corporate pasts to identifying attitudes that foster prejudice, discrimination, or inequality among us. Members of the task force will be engaging in Be the Bridge 101 together to discuss :
- STEP 1: DEVELOPING A WHITE IDENTITY
- STEP 2: ACKNOWLEDGING WHITE PRIVILEGE
- STEP 3: OVERCOMING WHITE FRAGILITY
- STEP 4: RECOGNIZING WHITE SUPREMACY
This four-week deep dive into cultural identity will be offered in the future by members of the Task Force who have survived the introspection