Originally posted on 25 March 2016 Mike McKinley is senior pastor of Sterling Park Baptist Church in Sterling, Virginia. Formerly, he served on staff alongside Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He’s the co-author, alongside Mez McConnell, of Church In Hard Places: How the Local Church Brings Life to the Poor and Needy.
In this video, Mike talks about cultivating diversity in the church, both ethnic diversity and class diversity, and suggests some ways for churches to be aware of that.
There are a lot of unconscious signals or subtle signals that churches send that let people know whether you’re merely tolerated here or whether you’re actually welcome to be among us.
Church In Hard Places launched in January 2016. You can pick up a copy on the 20schemes Store. All sales directly support the ministry. Mike is the author of a number of other books, including Am I Really a Christian? and Church Planting Is for Wimps.