Movement Day In Charlotte

David Chadwick
Sunday, January 21st

Rob Kelly head of For Charlotte Mission Network, where he serves as the founding Executive Director and will once again lead Movement Day Charlotte.

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I'm David Chadwick this is used 1110993. WPP welcome to show in case you don't know this is a faith and values program that tries to intersect faith and values with different issues concerns in our culture. It's always a pleasure doing the program thank you folks for joining me. On a weekly basis now seventeen. Plus years and counting doing the show I've enjoyed it so much again thank you folks for your support. And listening every single week. Well today I have a guest who's going to help those of us who loved the church and are a part of the Christian faith. Challenge us to become one for the needs this city his name is rob Kelley a rob has. Left his own call and pastoral ministry to help form something in Charlotte called for. Charlotte to make the church for this city I'm reminds me of Jeremiah chapter 29 win that Israel lights are in the captivity in battle line. And Jeremiah calls upon the people there to seek the welfare of the shalom the blessing of the city. And it again that's what the church should be doing is seeking the welfare of the blessing of the city but unfortunately often. We are disassociated. Disconnected from one another that's not to mean the church is bad sometimes it's just a cult were so busy. That we have to take care of our own parishioners who needs our own things that are before us. But we don't remember that the call is to unite for the welfare of this city so rob has that call on his life he's my guest today. Rob Kelly thank you for joining me Alicia thank you so much for having me David it's pleasure to be here or how did this happen now how did you feel this call 24 shortly. Well. For years I was in pastoral ministry in in the city here and ago while while in seminary about now 1415 years ago we. Had a real passion to try to bring young adults and 2030 somethings together and we started the ministry called Charlotte one. And really connecting churches to reach Maloney Ailes and in that time it really began to. Create. A burden in me to see the the body of Christ come together. Two to engage and to meet the needs in. In the city and from there are moved into pastoral ministry for for for many years and what I would reading scriptures often time when I would see were called to this one this I wouldn't always experience that when I was in the city. I would cease so much aside load segmented divided oftentimes competitive. Territorial ism within the church that. It just didn't seem to use to reconcile with the with the of the scriptures that I would read and so. Over time. A number of pastors that were dear friends of mine a different churches including yours. David we would meet together regularly in and say. And what would it look like if we actually came together and worked collaborative league the way the scriptures call us two do you. For the good of this city that god placed us all and over time. That led to you the creation. It was an idea that led to more than an idea that led to this creation of this this for Charlotte mission network that now. We've we've established here in the city over these last 456 years. And India's four Charlotte FO or Charlotte at Port Charlotte means it again that the church should be for error for the welfare of the city to help of the city. And to church together is better than a part in his settled illustration that hate you can use Mike Hsu ship's keel head coach at duke is a Carolina guy but you know he said. That if you have one or two fingers trying to engage in a fist fight not to win but if you take all the fingers in the pharma ball went into fists together. You have a force of nature that can win the battle and and that's we're trying to do is absolutely I mean. I always like to say that there's kind of two roads that lead to four Charlotte woman is. Is sheer pragmatism that we are better together than apart that we can do more weakened we can really move the needle on a lot of the issues that our city house if we would work collaborative late. But I would say the second plane and the more importantly is that it's the core of what we believe as followers of Christ that Jesus prayed. For his church that we would be one that we would be perfectly once so that. The world so that our city would know that would I would argue are the two greatest truths of all time he says may they be once so that the world may know that you sent me. And have loved them even as he loved me so win that. When the city sees the body of Christ acting in unity and being one they'll know that that Jesus came in the that the god loves them. Some have made the argument that the church in America is simply the result of American rugged individualism. On that as we live in a culture where people new startups and they compete against other people in order to be successful church is simply. Modeled on that particular perspective that we think in order to have more. Members or whatever that be that proves were successful in God's eyes but interestingly Jesus impeached and all he talked. Humility. Servant hood foot washing. Carrying it beat at least among the greatest all of those Indian as you mention John seventeen come together as one the united force for changing city and and that's what you're trying to challenges and at the church's. Rugged individualism our success model and what the lord wants us to do absolutely I mean the it in the kingdom of god that there's often referred to as the inverse hierarchy of the kingdom that the first or last that. If you want to truly live than you must die to yourself the scripture says. That that were called to you. To really lay down our lives so that we can serve those among us amazing paradoxes yes as we'd come together we can help change the city and Charlotte's not want for its problems and when we come back. Let's talk about some the issues Charlotte is facing that you'd love to see the church address it I'm David Chadwick will be right back. Hi everyone I'm David Chadwick in this is news 11109893. W VT welcome back to show. My guest today is rob Kelly robs a former pastoral minister here in Charlotte but felt a call from god believe that and helped form with others in the city. A group called for Charlotte FOR Charlotte Pitt trying to bring all of the Christian community throughout Charlotte together. For the purpose of blessing the city on for the welfare of the city do you Jeremiah 297 language to. Help address the many issues that Charlotte has as wonderful city as this is an it is a growing. Vibrant city one of the chief places colonials are moving toward. On a place where housing prices are off the wall because everybody wants to come here and supply and demand they're just not that many houses now available to people. It is a wonderful city pro sports teams in major sports a lot of things going on. And yet behind the scenes there's an ugly side to Charlotte that not many people are recognizing a we were by Harvard study that was done some years ago recognized as number fifty out of the fiftieth largest cities in America in a probability somebody birthed in poverty. If they live in Charlotte, North Carolina has the least chance of upper mobility of any large city. In America and many of our city fathers and mothers looked at that in certain that that's just unacceptable and we we can't do this we formed. Opportunity task forces and other. Agencies trying to address this issue and rob Kelly my guest today is one of those people trying to bring the church together. To look at those issues Susan Roberts talk about the issues that are here in this city what are they. There are so many issues here and in Charlotte David you do you just touched on. The upward mobility crisis that our city faces. And when we talk about upward mobility it's really center on five key pillars that the study that Harvard and and UC Berkeley did in in 2014. That kind of really. Open the eyes of so many in our city it is we've found our city is. Is the most divided city in the country based on on racial division on social capital which is measuring really the level of trust in our city. On a family structure the amount of a single parent homes that are in our city. Education inequalities within the school system and then just an economic or or income inequality which leads to systemic and generational poverty. And our city that's just. That's just one set of issues that we're dealing with that we can go on from there to there's a an affordable housing crisis we have 34000. Units that are needed in our city that and as people are moving here. So. So regularly and we could go on and on and on but there are many many deep systemic issues in our city and it's incumbent we believe. On on the church to engage them because. As as Christians as we look at these issues that many would. Call social issues the scriptures clearly compel the church to engage them. Regularly and so that's a that's what we're we're we're trying to do you through these different networks that we would sometimes miss I think as followers of Jesus the reality dad. Yes it is. Gospel of the forgiveness of our sins it is an invasion of our hearts by the holy spirit himself. It is a personal relationship with the god of this university yes it is a call upon the church to go shear that good news. With other people both locally and globally that's so important. But never was the church ever supposed to miss the call to social issues and social concerns out. Often use the illustration that is like two wings. On an airplane a you've got to have both wings in order to fly the plane if you take one off the plane's gonna crash and burn. Are you need the proclamation of the spiritual gospel you need to living out of the physical social gospel to cure for. Other people who are indeed especially the pork think I had one. Seminary prophecy if you take all the verses in the Bible about caring for the pork or from the widow etc. and cut them out of your Bible. You you cut out about two thirds of your Bible that's significant information so what you're trying to do is to make both of those wings on the airplane work. Absolutely we we just over the last eighteen months we've commissioned actually study. With with barn a researcher with American Bible Society with senate for Bible engagement. As well as we collected all of the locally sourced available. Researched that by had been done with groups such as the opportunity task force with the immigrant task force. And really what we've found is that. The major areas that the church needs to engage we can we can put in about five different lanes first we talked about the upward mobility issues that those which by itself does five issues but that lane. Clearly is old there is an area that the church can demonstrate the gospel. A second we said those on the margins of of society in the three largest marginalized groups and our city are the immigrant refugees in our city immigrants make up one and seven Charlotte chance over a 140000. People in Charlotte. Were born in another country to come here and deal with the assortment of different issues. We have a campus by the way do you know in the shuffle board court Adori it's primarily Latino. And I'm amazed that 60% of them probably are not documented in I've had people ask me hey. I'm Archie concerned about that and and I go our job is not to enforce the law our job is to care for people and if there are sojourner is and wait fear errors among us were called to care for them. Hunger. Poverty. Clothing. Food all those issues are every bit before them so our job as the church is to love them care for them our jobs not to beat the government and I think that's what percent. Absolutely absolutely I mean there's so many needs. I mean vulnerable children over 50000 children in our city living in poverty one in five children. 34000. Affordable housing units and then we talk about the spiritual needs again as he is he said that. We the we have a gospel that we are called to both proclaim and to demonstrate in our city. And oh we found. The last three. Lanes that we've. We've done a study on the we believe the church being gauging first is is small meals matter bit. We have the largest generation in our city Mullen meals over 240000. Millennium is. That or a magnate there in that we are we and number one the millennial resettlement city. In the country and they are leaving the church in in drugs. A Malaysia next year I was born in in in 78 and millennial starting after me a warning warning 1980. My my generation in our city it will self identifies as about 5%. Of no faith in atheists. So and that's about the same for the boomers and older generations the book before me. Millennium goals in Charlotte for instance would self identify as 29%. No foul. So there's been a spike there's been a huge spike as. The are are struggling with. The church in the in the face that's been passed down to them and so particularly why would you give me information why aren't the millennial non it is their call him so in the past that date they have no religious affiliation on them. As they fill up the reforms. Why that happened. While I would say for for a number of different reasons first and performances elect to say that oftentimes when. Women. Older Christians talk about the millennial leaving the fate oftentimes what you seat. It is a lot of finger pointing look at them look why are they leaving the church choir or are they doing what that when the reality is as. I believe that the finger needs to be pointed back at us as the older generations because. The millennial and our city days they didn't create the technology that they're addicted to. They didn't create the broken families that they were born into it. And they didn't create the hurt and hypocrisy. That they experienced in the church that they were raised and that hurt hypocrisy is may be legalism legal is and until all the they were but didn't really addressed the issues of the art work social concerns absolutely absolutely and so. What we have an opportunity to do as the older generations which scriptures compel us to do is to. Q contextualize it to translate to pass on the faith to them in a way that they can hear. And understand it interestingly a pew research study done that. To try to understand why millennial have left the church and what they want from the church there are three issues given. The first two were compelling because you just alluded to them they want to have tips on how to be better parents. Secondly they wanna have tips on how to make their marriages work because they came from so many broken homes and their moms and dad didn't evidence for them how to have a lifelong commitment to one another. And thirdly rob interestingly they want a hearing concern for the poor that's exactly and if they have those three things they've said will come back to church and what you're trying to do is at least offer number three in a profound way. Absolutely we would say that if you really want to engage more meals focus on the family like a focus on focus on mission that. You have this generation of entrepreneurs that are that love to create and we have an opportunity as church leaders to place them in places of leadership to allow them to innovate. Are on behalf of caring for our city. And out of place the men in positions of leadership of your pastor listening. You have incredible. Wealth of talent and and guest sitting in your pews every Sunday and a lot of them came to Charlotte because of the banking industry that was really it lungs to be entrepreneurial and start their business to salute and they're bright they're intelligent when they're aggressive and they're available to Dallas absolutely and they can be a true gift. Teacher stay bring life they bring energy they bring excitement innovation. And so we have a huge opportunity in front of us to really engage the millennial generation. About the last two. Areas that were really trying to you make a case that we need to engage the wings the church needs to engage and one is the marketplace. 500 in 2000 people in our city or in the marketplace that's one into Charlotte teens while. That's how often mark half of our city. And we need to make the case especially as pastors in the city. To say that you were calling to the marketplace is is of god and it's it's it's an opportunity. For use to live out your faith isn't it to integrate. Faith and work together it's a place for the mission of a price to take place as you can boat show and share God's love in that place. And so we need to be. Equipping and and and really sending the church into the marketplace. Finally for the last issue is to multiply the gospel alternately we as the church. How. The call to go and make disciples while nations and so we want a multiply churches multiplies disciples multiply the gospel of for the glory of governors of. I'm interest in all of them and we need to unpack them in the next segment we don't have time right now but one did hit me I'd love to pursue with you when we do come back. Is this whole idea of work as a calling. And and we used to be dead in the tradition and history of the church. People understood the war to be a vocation cup from the Latin word Oaxaca which means to call voice a call from god where you were. That you were to be for their for the glory got like Martin Luther King said. On the when you it's sweep streets you sweep streets for the glory of god but I'm afraid over the last year's especially as the industrial revolution. That opts out vocation has become an occupation we have on our form is now something merely occupies our time. During the week and that's not what god desires probably get back what's and pack more of that help people can be. God's calling called person in the workplace rob Kelly's my guest I'm David Chadwick will be. I'm did you catch within this is who's 11101993. WB ET welcome back to show occasional note this is a program tried intersect faith and values with issues in our city and our culture. Also sometimes even worldwide implications it's great having all of you here if you'd like to hear the program in its entirety with my guest rob Kelly I'll reintroduce him just a second. Please go to WBT dot com scroll down to the weekend shows look for the David Chadwick show and you can't listen to the podcast in its entirety again with rob Kelly Robin is head of four Charlotte and organization trying to bring that churches in Charlotte together. For the purpose of addressing the multitude of needs that are here. And Robert quickly people may not know this kind of you do from your own study. Charlotte is one of the most church cities in the world talk about that we are we are. We. It's it's a blessing actually in the fact that half of our city wakes up on on Sunday mornings and attends church regularly. So it's it's part of the culture and in ours in in our city. And at the same time that can also be the traction because it can lead to what. Some might call cultural christianity. So because it can become just part of something you'd do on with regularity as opposed to. Eight. I'll order arm aside you follow regularly and so again we have half varsity 49% attends church every week so it's important in the lives studios peoples on economy is there time even with the money and that's the timing issues with the priorities of people going to church is a priority. Mission in the last segment one of the issue whyme millennial leaving churches they Epstein church just be reduced to. Rules and regulations or going to church and checking all the box and saying why did that and and feeling like they're spiritual and folks. We are you that innately good after season and that's what needles have done. And yet here we are in Charlotte with a lot of churches really grumbling inside thinking we could reduce that we we've got to address the issues before and would you mind is going over quickly. The five issues that are facing Charlotte for the listeners now yet the areas that we have done research on through the state of the city report that we are going to be unveiling in just a few weeks. Is out first and foremost illiterate them with five and one is mobility for the upward mobility issues we talked about to the margins. Those on the margins of society three millennia all's the millennial generation the largest generation in our city for is the marketplace how do we really unleash marketplace leaders to live out on mission in our city. And fifth is multiplication how do we multiplied the church multiplied the gospel multiply disciples. Jesus and insure that's a fascinating fought that the church could really impact all lose five camps. So let's get down to the nitty gritty what's fort Charlotte trying to do practically. To address these issues to bring the church together so that. It ten years from now were going to be the tenth best city miracle upper mobility and folks at the Sacramento bee write us or call us and say hey we want to come to Charlotte war. You guys were able to. Overcome any of these issues and we can say it will mean it started with the church is trying to do sue it starts with. Just relationship and it sounds so simple when you sale it can be so difficult it's a strange. How can we gave it Christian leaders in a room together. Tee to pray it is to build relationships to build trust there's a huge trust divide. In in our city this oftentimes referred to the social capital there's immense lack of social capital within the church so how can we get leaders in a room together to pray in and build trust learn the needs of our community in the Newport collaboration and and that's what we've been forming we years ago began and just building networks of pastors in the city. And now that idea just bringing pastors together in local. Communities geographic areas throughout the city has kind of taken off we have now a network for about once in ninth network in small geographic communities. About a 140 different churches now represented in those different networks pastors meeting monthly just pray. Adult relationship and it crossed your color others yen nomination and your socioeconomic. And Brad the nomination golden lied. Everything and what's needed is for. Churches that had even begun relationships where they are preaching at each other's campuses and our South Park campus this past week. I was astounded to see up on the stage an African American leading worship will be helped lead worship at an African American church that cell park campus has begun a relationship with some were switching back and forth to encourage that relationship at a deeper level absolutely but it starts with again and it starts with just forming a relationship having breaking bread together having lunch having coffee. And so we've been doing a lot just to create the space these spaces around the city were pastors can come together. Then we began doing some convening events some larger gatherings we can bring. Bring a many Christian leaders together to add to do the same thing. The largest of which is coming up season is you know movement they Charlotte we'll talk about shortly omelet and it's we we have a number of of gatherings that were doing that. Doing that together. As well as we really as as the church gathers what were we find very important if we're going to be talking about how the church can work cooperatively to meet the needs of the city. We need to know. What those needs are and so for Charlotte what we've done as we spent a lot of time we have a great research coordinator we've been. Working to provide. Resource is that really convey what those needs of the city aren't like the state of the city report that was unveiled in just a couple weeks. So you have the relational component that your beginning to bring together people work connecting which is so important. Practically. Might use the cut out those relationships that the church together and actually do so it's it's been so exciting when we. Bring our networks together. We we don't. Tell them to deal but the cool thing is that when you do it. Pastors in a room together with that love god love each other and love their city and begin praying god how can we making impact. The most beautiful things start to occur. They start to you see issues in their city and begin collaborating we had last year about 25 or churches just say you know what we wanna get together. And and serve the schools and so they created this serves he amassed debt and they all got together and and broke out and serve together collaborative Lee in our school system. And we didn't even initiate that which I love to say it was initiated by pastors that were in the the groups and so this is what were. Some of the ways they served their schools do you remember ever absolutely did did some like works on the campuses of the schools beautification projects helping two playground build playgrounds a lot of that and something that we've been working with CMS now for three or four years. It is to health facilities school church partnerships that are ongoing where they would come together and become reading buddies and mentors and tutors. There's a huge need there's I mean. There's a massive need for operating bodies and two guys who says she completely up to task force and we had presented to us by Munro Richardson is actually go on this show before. The fact. That if kids can read by the end of grade three. They have an exponentially. Larger chance to graduate from high school and avoid poverty and indeed be upwardly mobile a simple thing just held a kid. Be able to read. On great three level that's something that the church can do with its people going into the schools and I am around to schools welcome. Christians communion Judas did that it's it's awesome we have a great partnership with our school system. And we'll target Henry is the assistant superintendent. Sheet. Makes a case every time we get together and and in poker in front of a lot of these churches that she's asking the church. To get in the game when I talked to my friends that are doing similar work in other cities and we tell them that our school system is asking the church to regularly come and meet they cannot believe. When I tell because it's such a blessing that there inviting us they know concert at the church's forcibly they knew that the case absolutely and so we have a tremendous opportunity to you. To partner with our school system system to transform a city in the lives of the children. In our school system and and into worse is another thing that we fail to remember sometimes as people who live in the city that. If kids can't read migrate three level then they're moving toward those vary tumultuous middle school years and if schools can't all for the kind of afterschool activities to keep it gives kids busy the church could step into that vacuum all for things like urban promise to absolutely and doing it. Army opt. High schoolers who are meant Torrington middle schoolers on this program as well it's a fascinating idea that is making dramatic impact in kids' life and in the middle school were to them high schoolers can't wait than men for the next generation it's a beautiful idea it really is amazing and I'm gonna make a quick plug to you because on March 8. At your church that we're going to be hosting I don't know if you do this or not we don't got a marte. Read Charlotte's Munro Richardson. We're partnering with them to host a an invitation for any church in the city to come together to learn how the church can engage literacy. And it's going to be hosted forced to church on March capable will have information. I'm on board that's all forced to do is to be a force in the city for good. Did shows the kind of good god that we have and an energy mean a quilt in is all over the city as well people asking his ministry to come in. As min warning of taking those kids after great three to the high school level which then. Begs the question of how we can help people understand vocational development get to college. And finally family structures you and I both know this to the Brookings institute did a study in 2013 it said if a man and a woman would just wait until they graduate from high school to get married have children. The child born into that family has an 80% chance of upward mobility and escaping poverty that's just a simple something rob if we keep teach folks that it would allow. Kids to escape poverty and a very practical significant way absolutely absolutely I mean we I mean the church obviously. Has the call to you on to raise healthy families and this is at the core of it and rob Kelly's my guess we're talking about what Charlotte can do. Via the churches to help solve the problems of poverty we come back let's talk about movement day something huge in two weeks in February I'm David Chadwick will be. Right back. Hi everyone I'm David Chadwick and this is news 1110993. WBP you welcome back to the show. My guest today is Robert Kelly he is the head off a movement in Charlotte called for Charlotte trying to bring all the churches together. No matter what their particular denomination old historic perspective maybe. Protestant Catholic orthodox for the purpose of trying to solve the city's ills especially in the area of poverty. And social mobility if you would like to. Listen to the program innocent party go to WBT dot com scroll down to the David Chadwick show and you can download the show in its entirety. Via podcast and hear what's been going on in the previous three segments which lead us to this when rob. In bringing the church together there's a significant event that's going to happen in two weeks. Cold movement today that you are helping to author initiate push stimulate whatever word you wanna use talk about. Movement day. Some movement they Charlotte is February 3 it's going to be at the share ten while meridian uptown to our whole weekend. It is Super Bowl the day before the super are exactly right and is strategically planned that day because there's room literally nothing else planned in Charlotte on that day so we and in good way at least for the city of Charlotte may be in its concern for upper mobility and the pork. It's the Panthers are soup early Saturday and distract that's right give them your Super Bowl and there but they sure. So we're so excited about new mandate actually began about eight or ten years ago in New York City when and a marketplace leader Bob doll one of the most influential men on Wall Street a pastor Tim Keller one of the most influential pastors in our country. And a ministry leader a guy named doctor Mac here that the New York leader senator. Came together and said what would it look like if the market the market place the church and the ministries could come together. To work collaborative Lee to use the great gifts and resources that are in these different sectors of society to see. The city florist. Or what we have seen over the last ten years in New York City has been nothing short of us it's been incredible they basically secular ride in a deeply secular city they have now over 4000 churches and ministries working together regularly. Moving the neo. On the meat on these major issues that are facing New York City. And so a number of years ago I had been a part of movement in New York for the last 56 years as well as one of my board members. Who is there's a clot Alexander at the park church you know and well like guy what an incur an incredible and be incredible leader and our city. A bishop Claude not have been going up there for it for years and and Mac who's the the head of than the New York. Leadership senate reached out to us and said you should really. Really begin praying about bringing a movement day to to Charlotte. You have such an incredible marketplace. Leadership in your city there's so much commerce it's. You know one of the biggest banking hubs so you have all of this on terrorism in this in innovation. You have one of the as we talked about earlier one of the most church city's incredible church leaders and pastors such as yourself in the city that are saying let's work together. And and so in a great ministries who really act is kind of like the tip of the spear helping focus where the church and and leaders can. Canned can engage the needs so we go we BM praying and tilling soil and it's led to movement they Charlotte and we're going to be. Hosting it again in February 3 uptown and it's bringing together some of the some of the most influential city leaders some of the most influential marketplace. And pastoral leaders coming together to. To envision the rest of the that the city in the and the leaders to say here's what it might look like that through our unity in the body of Christ that we conceit the transformation. As Jeremiah 29 was that we can seek the Shulman the welfare. The piece of of the city that god has places in and here's how to do it here's the information here's the needs here's the research that shows the needs of the city and here's the different assets that we have in in our city and how they can work together. Let's get them in a room. Let's let's let's let's talk about it but then let's not just talk about it let's move to action. And so coming out of movement if there's going to be some incredible opportunities for every marketplace leader ministry leader pastor. In our city to to step forward and say here's how I'm gonna plug in. Here's Tom and worked together with my Brothers and sisters in Christ and as I understand it is well just the common person out there who goes to church weekly basis will be given some practical application for what they can Newt. In a way to help move the needle absolutely there's going to be incredible opportunities coming out of movement and that's why one. Two U really plug it and say hey we still some room left there's not a lot but please registry that movement date Charlotte dot com. And it's you will walk away with a very tangible next steps on how you can work cooperatively. With other leaders in the city to engage the movement day dot com movement they Charlotte movement date Charlotte dot com good thank you for the correction and rob just real quickly give people a practical. Overview of what the date might look like. They won again sure it's going to begin the first the first session essentially is going to see what would it look like it's kind of an envisioning session where bishop clawed and and Casey Crawford are our other a co chair who's the CEO of movement Morgan is not a socially with movement day to have it's not amazingly big case he's been on the show as well former Carolina Panthers who missed one the most vibrant growing. Companies and all of America unbelievable work that movement efforts today to talk about these guys on base and they are they are transforming the city in the world for the glory of god. And God's blessing them tremendously it's great but they're they're going to be talking about how does the marketplace in church to work together. Blocked two is really going to be an opportunity to hear the needs of the city we're gonna talk about some of the issues that we you know I've talked about already on the show the the different ends of that I that I referred to earlier in the upper mobility issues the margins. Amylin meals etc. a lot of we're gonna really digging into the need for a racial reconciliation specifically in our city we as mentioned that is easily YouTube is a massive issue that we've seen. You know through the upper mobility study blatant that I think that was. Exposed clearly through the the key to keep from Scott shooting of of just over a year ago and and and everything that ensued after so there's a deep need for reconciliation proceeding we're gonna talk about some very tangible ways moving forward that we can. Can do that and then the third block which will feature feature you it's really going to be a a city leader time we're going to you engage our city leaders. From a for a pastoral perspective I've and you David were so. Sosa who honored that you would join us but then with our with Marcus Jones or city manager chief Putney of CM PD. Astrid that your lecturing us from Latin American economic associate superintendent will cop yes exactly said the school system taught tidbits that at the at the CO YMCA. These leaders of some of these large agencies. Coming together and saying here is what we can do here's to you on the here's. Our burden here's our dream for the city and here's how the church can can step up and meet those needs but we need to hear from our city's leaders and so were very excited. That and you're hoping again that people walk away from movement date February 3 2017 and two weeks again go to movement date Charlotte dot com correct in order to register your hoping people will walk away with what. We want them to walk away in vision for what a unified body of Christ can look like. As we seek the transformation of our city together and I just one restate my dream would be detained years from now after having spent two years on the opt and you test for hearing all of the problems that exist in the city that you reiterated so well today in the show. That you know the Sacramento bee will write or call Charlotte segment now why did you guys move from fiftieth to tenth best in the country now as a city that allows upward mobility to occur and we can say. While McCain about when the church decided to come together it was all rooted in the church would that be witness to the world rob and then it's that's a that's exactly right that we have an opportunity. To live out our calling the Jesus calls towards the one that's of the body of Christ. To seek the slam of the city and what would it look like 51020. Years from now when we can look back concede hey look what got this one wartime ten seconds go to where on the website movement day Charlotte dot com to register and and come it's going to be an incredible incredible that rob thanks for being with me today really appreciate your time and what you're doing here in the city. And know that I'm behind me Huey that I can help as well thank you so much stated and everyone living in the program the way I in the program every single week and I love this state this hate. Love god with all your heart soul mind and might and love your neighbor as yourself that you feel just do those two things love god and love your neighbor you have a lifetime's. Worth of work to do I'm David Chadwick this is news 11109893. WBT. I'll talk with you all. Next week.
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