It was 16-year-old Wendell -- a tall, athletic, African-American young man who has been attending Metro with his family for three years. He paused in the pulpit, bowed his head and prayed, "God, help us to believe peace is possible in this world with so much violence."
Racism and profiling can seem overwhelming. But when we gather rooted in our faith and connected to others who seek change, our spirits and our communities may take steps toward transformation.
If I had to create a formula for creating multiracial, multicultural church communities and distill it to five concepts, five skills and five actions it would be as follows.