"Let the words of my mouth and
the meditation
of my heart be 
acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer."
                             Psalm  19:14

Forums

One of the goals of our ministry is to encourage and help equip people to engage in Christlike dialogue via forums. Our desire is to multiply what we refer to as Groups of Eight people who come together to talk about topics that most people don’t want to talk about such as race, religion, and politics. We want to see 4 African Americans and 4 Caucasian Americans sitting down together to discuss racial concerns in America, 4 Christians engaging in conversation with 4 Muslims about who Jesus is and how a person receives forgiveness of sins, or 4 Republicans and 4 Democrats meeting to seek God's wisdom and talk about solutions to the challenges facing our nation - solutions that will benefit society and glorify God.

The above are just a few examples. Christlike Dialogue offers training for those who would like to host and facilitate their own forum. Jeff and Candy also host forums and serve as moderators/facilitators of forums.

The goals are for forum participants to engage in Christlike dialogue in order to:

  • Learn from each other why each one believes what he/she believes.
  • Identify each person’s source of truth and examine the reliability of that source of truth.
  • Adhere to the Guidelines for Dialogue in the process.
  • Persevere in love for one another, despite differences. This does not mean agreeing with or condoning something that you believe is wrong; nor does it mean truth is ever compromised; but it does mean we don't demand people to see things exactly as we do.

God’s Word teaches us to love Him and to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:37-39); to love one another as Jesus has loved us (John 13:34); and to even love our enemies (Matthew 5:44). 

If we want to see change in America that will be of great benefit to our nation, and change that will glorify God, we will be obedient to His commands.

Contact us for more information regarding forums and Groups of Eight.