Overcoming Oppression – Sho Baraka Verge Network BLOG, DISCIPLE MAKING, JUSTICE, VIDEO http://www.vimeo.com/57454805 Sho Baraka expresses the need for a holistic approach to addressing the complex issues in the urban community. Originally posted at The Rebuild Initiative. Don’t miss Sho Baraka & the Rebuild Network at Verge 2013 Conference! Verge 2013 Pre-Conference: IN PLAIN SIGHT: DEVELOPING A HOLISTIC STRATEGY FOR MAKING DISCIPLES IN THE URBAN CONTEXT Rebuild Track: Dhati Lewis, Amisho Lewis, John Onwuchekwa, Adam Thomason, William Branch Thursday, Feb. 28 | 9am – 5pm Location: For The City Center American evangelicalism has been blindsided. Our cities and our world have changed. In our missional focus to reach the city, we have realized our inability to reach the entire urban context—specifically the individuals that don’t fit into the majority culture. Somehow it has been accepted to do ministry and create disciples, while ignoring certain portions that aren’t as accessible; they were quarantined and unseen. Now, however, it’s impossible to ignore what is quickly taking over. This new urban – the dense and diverse – is transforming and shaping our culture, society and neighborhoods. As leaders, we’d be foolish to make our mission anything other than the city in its entirety- beautiful parts and complicated. There’s no more looking the other way. That is why The Rebuild Network seeks to develop a holistic strategy for discipling America’s true urban: those in plain sight.