Episode 214: Ricky Jenkins helps us overcome church trauma and build multi-ethnic churches.

What do Notre Dame, the Coachella Valley, and John Adams have in common? Pastor Ricky Jenkins. Listen as Rusty and Pastor Jenkins talk through churches healing from trauma, why Notre Dame is Jesus’ favorite team, and what it really takes to become a multiethnic church.
What do Notre Dame, the Coachella Valley, and John Adams have in common? 

Ricky Jenkins is the Senior Pastor of Southwest Church in Indian Wells, CA, a Gospel-Centered, Multiethnic, Intergenerational church. We had the chance to talk through what it’s like leading a church that has navigated difficult transitions and trauma. He also highlighted why authenticity is key to leading a multiethnic church. There were so many noteworthy moments in this conversation that I couldn’t even write all of them down. Trust me: If you’re leading a church or any organization and you’ve questioned how to support a hurting church or how to shift the culture of your church, you’ll love this episode.

Special thanks to Stadia Church Planting for sponsoring this episode!

Highlights

About Pastor Ricky Jenkins - 2:25
  • What brought Ricky and his family to Southwest Christian Church.
  • The rewards and challenges of pastoring in the Coachella valley.
  • Leading a church through crisis and trauma.
Gospel Centered. Multiethnic Make. Intergenerational Walk - 18:09
  • What leading a multiethnic, multigenerational church means to Ricky.
  • The arc of reconciliation throughout scripture.
  • What does it look like to shift a church’s culture?
A Vision for Revival - 31:44
  • Ricky’s prayer for California
  • Ricky’s top book recommendations for summer reading.

Creators and Guests

Rusty George
Host
Rusty George
follower of Jesus, husband of lorrie, father of lindsey and sidney, pastor of real life church
Episode 214: Ricky Jenkins helps us overcome church trauma and build multi-ethnic churches.
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