God has initiated salvation and reconciliation for the whole beloved community of creation. Through Jesus, we have been welcomed back into Shalom—right relationship with God, with our true selves and others.
But we, as Christian Community Developers, know that a lot of work still needs to be done! Our world is still separated by walls of "us" vs. "them" and wars waged at every level—from our families to our blocks, to our nations, to all of creation.
The Bible teaches us that we have been given the "ministry of reconciliation" to live out the work God completed through Jesus. We need to first reflect the reality of God's Shalom, and learn how to bring the people of our world along.
Join us in the Twin Cities as we learn from one another how to be better reconcilers—bridging divisions of personality, politics, class, race, culture, nationality, gender and theology.
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A note from the logo artist, Travis Clark: This year's National Conference logo is inspired by motifs that are characteristic of the artwork of various cultural groups that currently reside in or near the Twin Cities area—among them, the Somali, Ojibwe, Lakota and Hmong peoples. The marks that make up the lettering of the logo are intentionally subtle and are likely only recognizable to members of that culture, revealing the relational work that needs to be done to merely know one another. Though understanding varied cultural perspectives is only a small piece of reconciliation, it is a visible piece. The visual distinctions between us can either separate us or expand our knowledge of God.