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Bishop TD Jakes & Pastor Steven Furtick Talks Diversity In The Church

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Is The Church The Only Institution That Struggles For Diversity?

In his latest podcast on The Potter’s Touch, Bishop TD Jakes was joined by Pastor Steven Furtick to discuss the need for uniting all people by bridging cultural gaps.

In a discussion that is especially relevant considering the current issues troubling our nation, the pair addressed the importance of leadership and mentorships, the need for dialog--not monolog, and the pros and cons of Pastor Furtick’s church model.

One of the valuable lessons they discussed dealt with focusing on diversity that is authentic instead for forced. Pastor Furtick explained that the diversity found in his organization did not happen overnight and still has more growth to make.

Pastor Furtick also shared advice that TD Jakes’ gave him after the Charleston church shootings in 2015. During the difficult aftermath, the Bishop advised Pastor Furtick that even if he did not have all the answers to the tragedy, saying anything he could to his vulnerable congregation would be enough because of the intentions in his words.

Steven Furtick is the founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina as well as a New York Times bestselling author of several books about finding faith and purpose. Every week his messages inspire thousands of individuals around the world through his sermons, books, and podcasts.

You can listen to this and other podcasts from The Potter’s Touch for free on iTunes.

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