A Panel Discussion hosted by New City Fellowship. Sunday evening, September 7th, 6:00pm at their main campus in University City. 1483 82nd Blvd.
Full audio from the event: Click here
“We discussed some troubling scenarios that people are preparing for in Ferguson if there is no indictment. We discussed this possible outcome on the panel. This was 90 minutes of very necessary dialogue.”
Mike Higgins, South City Church
Moderator: Pastor Tony Myles, Associate Pastor at New City – U. City
Anthony Gray, Attorney for the family of Michael Brown
Darwin White, Counselor from Allied Behavioral Consultants
Al Johnson, Attorney; Director of New Covenant Legal Services
Lauren Grady, Attorney: Board Member of New Covenant Legal Services
Pastor Mike Higgins, Co-Lead Pastor at South City Church
Listen and Speak: Special Event, Tuesday August 26th
Citywide Forum with sister churches from the Missouri Presbytery and the Pastoral Fellowship of St. Louis. New friends from Union Theological Seminary, Plant Midwest, and Sojourners joined us from around the country, for this gathering meant to spur discussion across races, theological viewpoints and multiple denominations.
Special Guests at this event:
Pastor William Barber of NAACP Moral Monday Movement in North Carolina; Lisa Sharon Harper, Senior Director of Mobilizing at Sojourners in Washington, DC; Pastor Michael McBride, National Director of Lifelines to Healing.
Please join us for the next forum: Tuesday, September 16th
5:30pm in the sanctuary at South City Church
We Must Speak Up: A Letter to Church Leaders
This performance prose by Mazaré Rogers is a challenge to Christian clergy who have not addressed cultural issues which have serious impact on the church. But as many of these issues are viewed as culturally or politically controversial, they remain virtually untouched in sermons and planning for ministry development.
– Mazaré is an M.Div candidate at Covenant Theological Seminary. She attends New City Fellowship in University City
– Sean Loftin, the videographer, attends South City Church
– Peace Tabernacle, the video locale, is part of our Pastoral Fellowship
Illustrating the recent charge to Christian communities in St. Louis: we need to listen up, speak up, and show up. Here is a performance prose letter from our sister and resident bard, Mazaré Rogers, to the church leaders in St. Louis. Mazaré, who attends New City Fellowship in University City, is gifted with the ability to use words of encouragement and prodding, and she does not hold back in the discussion of the culture of fear so prevalent in the way churches address controversial issues. Her words are so true: if we do not speak up, we will pay for our silence.
Kyle Keating and Chris Gillam offer their stories and input on the issue of homosexuality.
What does it mean when someone says they are “gay”? Are there different meanings to the word?
How do we minister to men and women who have unchanging same-sex attractions?
How can we change the way we talk about things and the way we understand the gospel in the midst of a changing world view?
The conference covered two days:
Friday, September 21 – Kyle and Chris tell their stories of Grace.
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Saturday, September 22 – Kyle discusses the words we use and what true ministry looks like. Chris offers her own perspectives.
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