Dallas is poised to impact the world.
It’s always been a recognized city of significance, but at this point, its posture is pivotal. There are a handful of cities that impact facets of American culture. New York City impacts business. Los Angeles impacts media. Washington D.C. impacts politics. Nashville impacts music.
Dallas. Dallas impacts Church.
Dallas is the city with a church on every corner, and some of those churches can rival the size of airports. In fact, what is considered a “small” church in Dallas is considered a huge church anywhere else in America.
Here’s why this matters. For as much as the Church is perceived to be irrelevant or behind in the major issues of society, the world is curious about what God’s people are doing, together.
USA Today and CBS DFW picked up a story on a diverse church swap between Bryan Carter of Concord Church and Jeff Warren of Park Cities Baptist Church. Last week, WFAA Channel 8 News interviewed my pastor Jerry Wagner and I about unity and diversity for the good of the city.
Our goal is to change culture by making millennials Christ-loving, city-changing, Church-investing local missionaries. And what a better place to set a new precedence for how the Church is unifying for the good of the gospel despite our differences than Dallas, Texas?
What if when people doubted there’s hope in racial reconciliation, they looked to the churches in Dallas and saw a glimpse of hope?
What if when people doubted there’s hope in this younger generation, they looked to the churches in Dallas and saw a glimpse of hope?
What if when people doubted there’s hope in a better community, they looked to the churches in Dallas and saw a glimpse of hope?
What if seeing something positive made them see something possible?
With enough committed and Kingdom-minded Christ followers, we can change the culture of the Church in Dallas, in hopes of changing the culture of churches in America, in hopes of changing the culture of America altogether.
What would happen if the gospel sincerely transformed the heart and soul of America, the most influential nation in the world?