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 Be the Bridge. Scroll down for more information and to register for the group. Click the links below for our Biblical Definition of Justice and Colonial’s plans for Racial Healing and Reconciliation.


A Biblical Definition of Justice (with Scripture)


Colonial’s Plans for Racial Healing and Reconciliation

Join a Be the Bridge Group

Days & Times Vary | Short-term Groups (9-weeks)

Ready to join the conversation about racial healing and reconciliation that God has called us to? We invite you into the conversation to learn, grow, discover, and to be blessed by the power of simply listening to others tell their stories. We believe that God has called us to be a light to the world by our Oneness in Jesus Christ. That oneness can happen only by the power of the Holy Spirit, as we come together to learn about our very different histories.  There are 8 new Be The Bridge groups forming in February, each one will be partnered with folks from Evangel Church or Oasis Church. Choose the one that works best with your schedule. Learn more about Be The Bridge on their website,  Be the Bridge to Racial Unity.