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This paper will focus on confronting the lack of racial unity in Sunday worship. Why is America’s weekly hour of Christian worship so divided among racial lines? Some may choose to ignore the reality of racial separation in our country, however a race problem is at hand and the Christian church is at the center of it.

Nonetheless, the Christian church contains the answer to the problem. It must gain, however self-awareness and consider a new way to respond in view of its historical narrative. The people of God must participate in racial and liturgical reconciliation, rather than reverting to unhealthy ecclesiological systems that have plagued the church for centuries. Although this project will draw from different voices speaking on behalf of race in America, a dive into missional ventures within a local ministry context will offer practical insight and solutions.

Furthermore, theological concepts from Scripture such as Christian identity, racial equality and Christ-like love are key to transforming Sunday worship. Moreover, through strategic goals of leadership development, spiritual formation and missional ventures, togetherness over time will overcome segregation. Racial unity in worship is evident through multi-ethnic leaders and churches. Therefore, it should be seriously pursued by every believer, church and denomination.

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Doctor of Ministry

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Rah, Soong-Chan

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Urban, Race, Ethnicity, Diversity, Christian Identity, Multi-ethnic Church


Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication | Multicultural Psychology | Race and Ethnicity


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