My Next Step

One way that we think about discipleship is as "the process of giving Jesus authority over every area of our life." One of these areas over which we want Jesus to have authority and control is the way(s) in which we think about issues and topics within our society and the various cultures that exist within it. As LifePoint Church, we want to help you take your "next step" in following Jesus regarding whatever it is that God is saying to you or showing you.

Toward this end, we are constantly looking for good resources to pass on to our LifePoint Family. Below, you will find our recommended resources for a growing number of topics. As you browse through our list, we want you to distinguish between "problem resources" and "solution resources."

Sometimes we need help recognizing that there is a problem. Ultimately it is the Holy Spirit who convicts us of our sin, but the Spirit often speaks through a number of potential voices. For this reason, there can be great value in looking at personal, family, church, or even world-wide problems through the eyes of victims, sociologists, national leaders, etc.

However, as followers of Jesus, we believe that the solutions to the problems in our world always begins with the heart of God. For this reason, we want to help you better understand the heart of God for the people and the issues in our world.

  • Racial Reconciliation

    The idea of multiple "races" didn't exist in the time of Jesus. The idea of "race" was created roughly 400 years ago by Europeans to justify the enslavement and dehumanization of those whose land and resources they confiscated. Over the last few centuries, many have fought and died seeking justice  for people of color in our nation. And yet, Jesus spoke about His people not just having equality or treating each other fairly, but about reconciliation... about "two becoming one."

  • Justice for The Hopeless

    In America, we have a long history of institutionalized injustice. Today, there is enormous disagreement over whether our institutions continue to show favoritism for certain groups over others. But regardless, Jesus' call is for His people not to settle for asking whether or not individuals have equal opportunities or equal access. Jesus calls His followers to work for the good of all people...particularly those who lack the hope of a brighter future.