Jesus Prays
For All Believers

I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you

Jesus Prays
For All Believers

gave me, that they may be one as we are one – I in them and you in me – so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

– John 17:20-23


Jesus Prays
For All Believers

I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one – I in them and you in me – so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

– John 17:20-23


We are on a
journey together,

to live into the oneness that the Gospel has already brought us into and to celebrate the beauty of Christ shining through our diverse cultures, generations, and perspectives.

As we take meaningful steps forward, we have partnered with Renew IQ and KOJO Institute to help us take a deeper look at how racism, bias, and unjust systems can be present among us today. Together with our Make Us One Advisory, we will be led towards the unity we are called to as Christ’s church body.

PHASE 1

1-2 months

Set foundation of diversity from a biblical perspective


  • Targeted training for our church staff to create common language and understanding.

  • Facilitate courageous conversations to help understand anti-racism and inclusivity through a theological lens.

Completed

PHASE 2

3-4 months

Data collection, analysis, training and strategic roadmap development


  • Surveys of key internal groups and congregation members to understand current state.

    • If you are a part of our church family, we invite you to take the survey. Please take intentional time to ask God about what He is revealing to you as you share honestly about your experience as part of The Peoples Church family. The survey will stay open until Tuesday, October 26.

  • Disaggregate data and review of current policies.

  • Educate and engage on awareness of concepts, expectations, development of skills using frameworks of anti-racism, anti-black racism, anti-oppression.

  • Develop strategic roadmap for sustainability.

In Progress

PHASE 3

3-18 months

Facilitate and advise as we execute strategic roadmap


  • KOJO & Renew IQ to walk alongside us as we implement and monitor effectiveness of strategic priorities.

Upcoming

Make Us One Advisory

Our Advisory exists to lead us forward in the long-term work necessary to ensure that we address areas that need to be realigned and that we sincerely embrace the diversity that is The Peoples Church. Through regular prayer meetings with our prayer supporters, and active engagement with wise counsel, our advisory will be guiding us as we move forward in this important journey together.

Steevens Audigé

Steevens Audigé

Nelson Chang

Nelson Chang

Andre Lewis

Andre Lewis

Davina Japaul

Davina Japaul

Fanta Lewis

Fanta Lewis

Sandra Ryan

Sandra Ryan

Norman Musewe

Norman Musewe

Brett McBride

Brett McBride

Andrea Chang

Andrea Chang

Make Us One Playlist

Explore our past sermons, discussions, prayers, and updates as we continue on our journey towards experiencing and embracing the unity Jesus prays for in John 17.

PLAYLIST

When we admire
God’s handiwork,

when we see the birds and the flowers in all their different colours, they create a symphony of beauty. It ought to be the same when we look at each other.

– Norman Musewe, Make Us One Advisory Member