How To Become A Community Of Gracists

How would our community look if we were no longer divided by race, culture, faith and politics? What if we could get back to the business of sincerely loving God and each other? Join us Sun., Dec. 1, from 5-7 p.m. at East Lake Community Church as we engage these topics with author and President of the BridgeLeader Network, Dr. David Anderson. As one of the world’s leading authorities on building bridges across these deep social divides, he will help us navigate these questions and offer practical insight to bring hope and healing to families, individuals, and to our own community. Tickets are free and will be required at the door due to limited seating for this event.


When people deal with color, class or culture in a negative way, that's racism. But the answer is not to ignore these as if they don't matter. Instead, we can look at color, class and culture in a positive way. That's gracism. Pastor David Anderson responds to prejudice and injustice with the principle of gracism: radical inclusion for the marginalized and excluded. Building on the apostle Paul's exhortations in 1 Corinthians 12 to honor the weaker member, Anderson presents a biblical model for showing special grace to others on the basis of ethnicity, class or other social distinction. A Christian alternative to secular models of affirmative action or colorblindness, gracism is an opportunity to extend God's grace to people of all backgrounds.

Watch messages from the Gracism series at or learn more about Dr. Anderson and Gracism at

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