By Andy Hale
We live such transient lives. For most, we no longer live in the same town, let alone the same state, we grew up.
This disconnect from our familial roots causes us to not know the stories of those that came before us. More often than not, we do not know the stories of those who live in our community.
Emmy Award winning storyteller Melvin Bray is driven to be a facilitator and strategist to make beloved community tangible in the West End neighborhood of Southwest Atlanta.
“My task is to start conversation on intersectionality and sustainability. I am constantly asking, how do we make beloved community a reality,” said Bray.
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CBF’s podcast shares stories from across the Fellowship and innovative practices of those working to renew God’s world. The vision is to share ideas, stories, and innovations from ministers, authors, and practitioners.
This podcast episode is brought to you by The School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University, Campbell University Divinity School, David Correll of Universal Creative Concepts, and Mission Launch Creative.
Andy Hale leads Church Starts Initiative and hosts the podcast of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Hale is a CBF church starter who serves as pastor of Mosaic of Clayton in Clayton, N.C. Follow on Twitter @haleandy