Bootstraps is the name of our racial reconciliation ministry and it is taken from a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, who once said, “I believe we ought to do all we can and seek to lift ourselves by our own boot straps, but it’s a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.”


Our Bootstraps mission, which was unanimously adopted by our elders, is to
increase racial awareness, understanding, and empathy within our congregation by developing racial healing pathways for our church. One pathway involves inviting our members to engage in a group dialogue called Kingdom Oneness. Please take a moment to read the information shared in the following documents:
A Biblical Definition of Justice (with Scripture) and Colonial’s Plans for Racial Healing and Reconciliation