Seeking the Welfare of the City
“But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” – Jeremiah 29:7
Among the nation’s top 10 largest metro areas, Dallas has the second highest score when it comes to economic segregation. Dallas is more segregated along racial and economic lines than cities like Chicago and Los Angeles.
Our new sermon series, starting February 17, explores the call of the prophet Jeremiah to the Israelites living in exile and what God desires for us today in a time of heightened disparity. What does it mean to seek compassion and peace in communities outside of our own? How do we truly live like we belong to one another outside of the walls of our church? How is the welfare of others tied up in our own?
We’ve created spaces around the campus to go deeper into what life is like across zip code lines in Dallas. Stop by our Atrium display, our photo wall outside Emmanuel Hall, and our Worship at Five art display this weekend!