#Echo12 :: Church Diversity – Scott Williams

Scott Williams previously served as a key leader and Campus Pastor for LifeChurch.tv. Currently he serves at PeoplesChurch.tv, one of the fastest growing multi-ethnic churches in America. He is the Chief Solutions Officer for Nxt Level Solutions, a consulting company he founded to help businesses, non-profits and ministries move from where they are to where they want to be. Nxt Level Solutions has worked with some of the largest churches, non-profits and fortune 100 companies in the United States. Scott is a storyteller, strategist, and a respected thought leader. He is an avid blogger at BigIsTheNewSmall.com, and has been featured in the Top 15 Leadership Experts to Follow on Twitter. He is the author of Church Diversity: Sunday The Most Segregated Day Of The Week. Scott is married, a father of two, and lives in Oklahoma City, OK.

 

  • Church Diversity
    • At the end of the day every single one of us are storytellers.
    • “Church Diversity: Sunday the most segregated day of the week” – Book
    • churchdiversity.com
    • Galatians 3:28
    • We are all one in Christ Jesus.
    • We might all look different, but we are all united, and we are all one in Christ Jesus.
    • We have to learn to live the great commandment
    • In order for us to have this utter and complete devotion to God we have to learn to love our God with all of our heart, mind, soul, and strength.
    • We have to learn to step out and love your neighbor as yourself.
    • Would you say because of your ministry and what God has done in your life, your life has been changed? So why don’t we go tell people?
    • Marketing is no longer about the story you’re selling, but its about the story you’re telling.
    • If you want to be successful, you have to genuinely care about your people.
    • Your people can be your greatest asset.
    • Birthplaces live by a certain set of rules.
    • In the church there are lots of rules.
    • In the church there are sinners in need of a savior.
    • Prison and the church are the most segregated institutions in America.
    • We must be willing to talk about race.
    • This isn’t a white church issue or a black church issue, this is a body of Christ issue.
    • God has called us to be stewards of this mystery.
    • Ephesians 3:6
    • As creatives and as Christ followers we must be willing to change and be open to change. Every single one of us are creatives because we are connected to the creator.
    • It’s not a black church, it’s not a white church, it’s God’s church.
    • Where is your heart as it relates diversity?
    • Because your role as a creative at the church means nothing until you figure out who you are inside.
    • Your ministry is just an overflow of what’s happening inside you.
    • Learn to do the great commission. 
    • Matthew 28:19
    • As you are going about your business, make disciples of all nations.
    • What we have done is turned it into the ‘great omission’. We have omitted the ‘all nations’.
    • God has called us to create things that invite people in, no matter who you are.
    • “The local church is the hop of the world, and it’s future rests in the hands of it’s leaders.”
    • If you don’t like church diversity then you’re not going to like heaven.
    • church diversity isn’t just about the color of the skin, but it’s about the wages of sin. The wages of sin for those who don’t know Jesus is death.

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