Diversity and the Church

We want to provide you with practical resources as you continue to talk your church about racism and reconciliation. These video messages, from the ARC Family, are available for you to share directly with your church, or use as a resource to learn from. You may play any of these videos in one of your services or online. We pray that these messages help you and your church advocate for justice, love, and unity.

We Were Made for this Moment
Obed Martinez, Destiny Church

Obed and Lisette Martinez pastor Destiny Church in Indio, CA and are members of the ARC Lead Team. In this recent message, Obed shares the story of Nehemiah and shows us how God has prepared the church to offer solutions. “If we want God to use us, it has to begin with prayer and must continue with planning.”

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One Body
Dianna Nepstad, Fellowship Church

Dianna Nepstad takes us through 1 Corinthians and shows how God uses all of our diverse gifts and differences, all for the common good. We are all one body in Christ. Shaun and Diana Nepstad pastor Fellowship Church in Antioch, CA and are a part of the ARC Lead Team. This message encourages us to value one another, learn from one another, and support one another with a foundation of love.

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Conversations
Benny Perez, ChurchLV

This message from ChurchLV is a part of a series called, “Conversations.” Benny and Wendy Perez pastor ChurchLV in Las Vegas, NV and are a part of the ARC Lead Team. In this message, Benny Perez discusses; what does Jesus say about our current situation?

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Be In On It
Jimmy Rollins, i5 City

Jimmy and Irene Rollins pastor i5 City in Baltimore, MD. In this message, Pastor Jimmy Rollins encourages us to focus on what unites us, rather than what divides us. He shares practical steps on how we can be in on the conversation and in on sustainable change that will break strongholds of division and bring a spirit of unity in our world.

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WEBINARS & INTERVIEWS

If You Knew Me, I Know You’d Love Me
Kathleen Elie, Outreach Director Ballantyne Campus, Elevation Church
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

Communicating and Leading Churches in Today’s Digital Culture: Why Everything You Know About Ministry Has Changed
Phil Cooke, Founder & CEO, Cooke Media Group
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

Restructuring for the New Normal
Obed Martinez, Lead Pastor, Destiny Church
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

The Third Option
Miles McPherson, Lead Pastor, Rock Church
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

Breaking Cycles: Hang-ups, Habits, Health, and How They Affect Ministry
Irene Rollins, Co-Lead Pastor, i5 City
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

Churchome
Judah Smith, Lead Pastor, Churchome
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

Don’t Quit in the Dip
Shaun Nepstad, Lead Pastor, The Fellowship Church, Antioch, California
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

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COVID-19: Financial Checkpoint
Lee Domingue, Founder, Kingdom Builders US
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

Pastoring Your Community Through Crisis
Matthew Barnett, Lead Pastor, Angelus Temple, Los Angeles Dream Center
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

Mental Health and the Church
Henry Cloud, Clinical Psychologist and Best-Selling Author
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

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Better Together:  Conversations on Diversity – Episode 4
Derwin Gray, Lead Pastor, Transformation Church
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

Building a SERVEdayEVERYday Culture – Episode 02
Jamie Waldron, Outreach Pastor, Elevation Church
Kathleen Elie, Outreach Director, Elevation Church
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

Building a SERVEdayEVERYday Culture – Episode 01
Tori Townley, National Serve Coordinator
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

Better Together: Conversations on Diversity – Episode 03
Irene Rollins, Co-Lead Pastor, i5 City
Grace Klein, Speaker, Writer, Coach, Focus 412
Tiffany Cooper, Ministry Leader, Pastor’s Wife, Peoples Church
DeLynn Rizzo, ARC Women, Worship Leader

Better Together: Conversations on Diversity – Episode 02
Herbert Cooper, Lead Pastor, Peoples Church
Greg Surratt, Founding Pastor, Seacoast Church
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

Churches That Heal
Dr Henry Cloud, Churches that Heal
Stovall Weems, Lead Pastor, Celebration Church

Better Together: Conversations on Diversity – Episode 01
Wayne Francis, Lead Pastor, The Life Church – New York
John Siebeling, Lead Pastor, The Life Church

Mental Health and the Mission of the Church
Chip Judd, Pastor of Leadership Care, Seacoast Church
Steve Blair, Staff Pastor, Church of the Highlands

Being Healthy as You Prepare for What’s Next
Joe Champion, Lead Pastor, Celebration Church
Rob Ketterling, Lead Pastor, River Valley Church
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

A Conversation on the Church’s Part in Healing the Racial Divide
Earl McClellan, Lead Pastor, Shoreline Church
Greg Surratt, Founding Pastor, Seacoast Church
Jimmy Rollins, Lead Pastor, i5City
Chris Hodges, Lead Pastor, Church of the Highlands

Planning for In-Person Gathering for Portable Churches
Wayne Francis, Lead Pastor, The Life Church New York
Jason Laird, Lead Pastor, SOZO Church
Carey Robinson, Lead Pastor, Movement Church

PLANNING FOR IN-PERSON GATHERING
Chris Hodges, Lead Pastor, Church of the Highlands
Greg Surratt, Founding Pastor, Seacoast Church
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

Church Marketing and Creativity in a Pandemic
Brad Hampton, Lead Pastor, Soco Church 
Andy Cass, Lead Pastor, Echo Church 
Neil Greathouse, Lead Pastor, Trademark Church
Marc Cleary, Director of Church Planting, ARC

SHARING CHRIST, LOVING PEOPLE
Joyce Meyer, Joyce Meyer Ministries
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

OCCUPYING THE STREETS
Carl Lentz, Lead Pastor, Hillsong New York
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

WORKING AND CARING IN A NEW REALITY
Shaun Nepstad, Lead Pastor, Fellowship Church
Layne Schranz, Associate Pastor, Church of the Highlands
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

GOOD FRIDAY AND GLOBAL COMMUNION
Chris Hodges, Lead Pastor, Church of the Highlands
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

PLANNING FOR EASTER
John Siebeling, Lead Pastor, The Life Church
Wayne Francis, Lead Pastor, The Life Church – New York
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

UNDERSTANDING THE STIMULUS BILL AND CHURCHES
Tim Scott, U.S. Senator
Greg Surratt, President, ARC

HOW PASTORS AND BUSINESS LEADERS SUPPORT EACH OTHER IN CRISIS
Lee Domingue, Founder, Kingdom Builders U.S.
Dino Rizzo, Executive Director, ARC

NAVIGATING CHURCH FINANCES DURING CRISIS
Jason Laird, Lead Pastor, SOZO Church
Jim Wilkes, Lead Pastor, Journey Church
Derek Neece, Director of Finance and Operations, ARC

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FINANCE CONVERSATION WITH WIF
Dino Rizzo and Derek Neece with Greg Brooks (VP of Business Development – Wesleyan Investment Foundation) and Craig Dunn (Chief Executive Officer – Wesleyan Investment Foundation)

LEADING THROUGH CRISIS
Effective Planning, Communication, and Execution in Uncertain Times