The Church Needs To Change

Here in my new ministry setting I went out to visit an older member of the congregation. She informed me that I had two strikes against me.

“What?” I thought.

“Your black. And you’re female. But I’m willing to give you a chance as our new pastor.”

Well thank God. I hope the people will be willing to listen to what God says rather than putting up false barriers of race and gender. The church needs to change.

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Words: Cheni Khonje
Image: Jim Kast-Keat
Music: Broke For Free

Cheni Khonje is a contributor to the book Streams Run Uphill: Conversations With Young Clergy Women of Color.