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Dave Gibbons on Fighting Racism in the Church and Engaging Global Cultures

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Dave Gibbons is a pastor at Newsong Church: Home of the Misfits. He founded XEALOTS Destiny and is an innovation strategist, culture specialist, creative communicator and author.

Big Questions:

How did the vision for Newsong Church come about?

What have you learned about establishing international churches?

If you could make one change to the church in America, what would it be?

How should churches address the problem of racism?

Tweetables:

[Tweet “I’ve learned we often impose our Western model in the way we do things upon the locals.”]

[Tweet “The locals will always know more than us and you have to have that assumption.”]

[Tweet “It seems like Jesus did more to focus on the 12 and the three, and we’re all still impacted by that today.”]

[Tweet “What are you actually doing to customize the development of the top rung of the core? These are the people who are all in.”]

[Tweet “How are you teaching them to flourish outside the Sunday walls?”]

[Tweet “It’s not that we don’t see color, because God made color; he created it. We actually have to affirm the color, but also learn how to embrace the other.”]

[Tweet “It’s not that we don’t see color, because God made color; he created it. We actually have to affirm the color, but also learn how to embrace the other.”]

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