How We Are Responding to Racial Reconciliation

The Park Cities Baptist Church family seeks to be a church family that lives out the Gospel with love for every person, no matter their race or creed, as wholly-created in the image of God:

  • We believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the cure for all evil and injustice, and His love alone can change the human heart. 
  • We believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the source of hope and unity, and that by extending His love and grace to all people, healing can take place.
  • We pray for and support the men and women who faithfully serve in law enforcement, first responders, and healthcare workers in Dallas and around the country, who on the front lines to protect and save lives. 

Park Cities Baptist Church is not only committed to bringing about racial reconciliation in our city – we are involved through serving others from all cultures and life situations. Week by week, our church members are building relationships with our neighbors in the Vickery, West Dallas, and South Dallas communities, by mentoring kids, meeting the physical needs of families, and sharing the love of Christ through our many ministry partners. Learn more about our outreach ministries and how you can be involved.

Resources are provided here to encourage us as we follow Jesus every day in pursuing racial reconciliation in our city and around the world. We hope you’ll join us!

Sign the Anti-Racism Pledge

Steps towards racial reconciliation:

 

1. Lament with hope


Start by grieving when injustice has taken place, but grieve with hope that Jesus can heal through His mercy.

2. Educate with Empathy


Seek not just to learn, but to understand new perspectives.

3. Listen with humility


Hear the heart of others, which speaks so much more profoundly than words.

4. Act with courage


With the grace shown to us by Christ, boldly step in as a peacemaker.

 

resources on racial reconciliation:

 

movies and videos to watch


  • “Just Mercy” - based on the case of Walter McMillian, a black man sentenced to die in 1987 for the murder of a young white girl, despite evidence proving his innocence
  • “Selma” - based on Dr. King's crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965
  • “13th” - documentary exploring the history of racial inequality in the United States

organizations to follow


  • Dallas Clergy - Co-founded by Pastors Bryan Carter and Dr. Jeff Warren. Supports the on-going work of racial reconciliation and social justice in Dallas among clergy across the city.
  • One Dallas - an organization begun through Dallas Clergy, inviting every member of our community to help us become the most loving and welcoming city in America.
  • Project Unity - a Dallas group of business, government, and clergy leaders with on-going opportunities to connect with people of different ethnicities.
  • Initiative - a diverse group of young adults across racial lines, denominations, churches, growing and serving together in Dallas.
  • Communities Foundation of Texas - Racial Equity initiative
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

Ephesians 4:2-3