Where We Meet
A Lenten Study of Systems, Stories, and HopeRachel Gilmore, Candace Lewis, Tyler Sit, Matt Temple • December 2023
Meet Jesus at the Intersection of Faith and Justice
Jesus devoted himself to uplifting the poor, reaching out to the marginalized, and fearlessly challenging systems of oppression. His message resounded with the promise of liberation, equality, and inclusion for all, and he implored his followers to pursue the same. However, the church has often struggled to reflect this good news in its own actions.
In Where We Meet, four members of the Intersect network invite you to immerse yourself in the stories of Jesus and the early church. Together, they also explore their own stories, examine past shortcomings of the church, address difficult questions, and envision a brighter future that better reflects the good news of Jesus.
Throughout the Lenten season, Rachel Gilmore, Tyler Sit, Matt Temple, and Candace Lewis guide you through a series of daily reflections, exploring a spectrum of critical themes—from diversity and equity to the challenges of the post-colonial church. They will also delve into the vital need for innovation and contextualization in doing the work Jesus had called us to do.
Prepare to tackle challenging questions and be emboldened to follow in Jesus' footsteps, pursuing justice and love for all.
The Intersect Network is a collective of church leaders offering community, coaching, and courses focused on innovative, diverse, equitable, and inclusive approaches to church planting.
Rachel Gilmore is a church planter currently serving with her husband to revitalize Central United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Arizona.
Rev. Dr. Candace M. Lewis is the 17th President/Dean of Gammon Theological Seminary and the first woman elected to this role in the school’s 138-year history.
Rev. Tyler Sit is a second-generation Chinese American, community organizer, pastor, and the church planter of New City Church, a community in Minneapolis led mostly by queer people of color.
Matt Temple is the Associate Director of New Church Starts for the North Texas Annual Conference in The United Methodist Church; residing in Chicago, he also serves on the pastoral team at Newstory Church.
Kindle ISBN: 9780835820493
EPub ISBN: 9780835820493
Imprint: Upper Room Books
Pub Date: December 2023
Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Page Count: 144
BISAC1: RELIGION / Holidays / Easter & Lent
BISAC2: REL012020 RELIGION / Christian Living / Devotional
BISAC3: REL006110 RELIGION / Biblical Meditations / General