The Mentors Care Podcast

Ep.7_Building the Bridge to Relational Reconciliation (Pastor Demetrius McClendon)

June 09, 2020 Mentors Care Season 1 Episode 7
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Ep.7_Building the Bridge to Relational Reconciliation (Pastor Demetrius McClendon)
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The Mentors Care Podcast
Ep.7_Building the Bridge to Relational Reconciliation (Pastor Demetrius McClendon)
Jun 09, 2020 Season 1 Episode 7
Mentors Care

In this bonus episode, Dena Petty talks with Lead Pastor Demetrius McClendon of One Church (Midlothian, Texas). The African-American preacher--better known as Pastor “Mac” to his friends and parishioners--shares timely wisdom and perspective about the recent racial discord affecting many American communities. They openly discuss how to changed deep-seated toxic ideologies that pose a barrier to unity in our communities.


Since this podcast was recorded on May 13--between the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia (February 13) and the arrest/murder of George Floyd in Minnesota (May 25)--several of his comments seemed remarkably timely.


“Especially with the sensitive topic of race, it all begins with relationships,” says Pastor Mac. “These underlying issues that have not had a resolution will always resurface and pop its ugly head and we will have to go back and deal with the things we have not dealt with.” 


Pastor McClendon was also a key leader in organizing the Making New History rally held on Sunday, June 7 in downtown Midlothian, Texas. He has served the Midlothian community since 2007 when he returned to Texas to plant One Church. Since his move to Ellis County, Pastor Mac not only has served as a mentor for Mentors Care but is also a former chaplain for the Midlothian Police Department. 


Dena and Pastor Mac also take a deep dive into other important topics surrounding the concept of mentoring and how to build relationships that last a lifetime.


To learn more about Pastor Mac and One Church visit:
https://www.discoveronechurch.org

https://iampastormac.com


Mentors Care is a non-profit organization that implements a proven method of mentoring students at risk of not graduating high school. Its volunteers are trained to encourage action, hope, and a future for every student who participates in Mentors Care.


For more information about how to support Mentors Care or how to become part of the Mentors Care family, contact us at info@mentors.care or visit https://mentors.care/

Show Notes

In this bonus episode, Dena Petty talks with Lead Pastor Demetrius McClendon of One Church (Midlothian, Texas). The African-American preacher--better known as Pastor “Mac” to his friends and parishioners--shares timely wisdom and perspective about the recent racial discord affecting many American communities. They openly discuss how to changed deep-seated toxic ideologies that pose a barrier to unity in our communities.


Since this podcast was recorded on May 13--between the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia (February 13) and the arrest/murder of George Floyd in Minnesota (May 25)--several of his comments seemed remarkably timely.


“Especially with the sensitive topic of race, it all begins with relationships,” says Pastor Mac. “These underlying issues that have not had a resolution will always resurface and pop its ugly head and we will have to go back and deal with the things we have not dealt with.” 


Pastor McClendon was also a key leader in organizing the Making New History rally held on Sunday, June 7 in downtown Midlothian, Texas. He has served the Midlothian community since 2007 when he returned to Texas to plant One Church. Since his move to Ellis County, Pastor Mac not only has served as a mentor for Mentors Care but is also a former chaplain for the Midlothian Police Department. 


Dena and Pastor Mac also take a deep dive into other important topics surrounding the concept of mentoring and how to build relationships that last a lifetime.


To learn more about Pastor Mac and One Church visit:
https://www.discoveronechurch.org

https://iampastormac.com


Mentors Care is a non-profit organization that implements a proven method of mentoring students at risk of not graduating high school. Its volunteers are trained to encourage action, hope, and a future for every student who participates in Mentors Care.


For more information about how to support Mentors Care or how to become part of the Mentors Care family, contact us at info@mentors.care or visit https://mentors.care/

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