Category: Emerging Leaders

My Story for God’s Glory

I was pulled over yesterday and had a gun pulled on me because, as a black man I posed a threat to a white officer that was approaching my car. I giggled because I was listening to “On My Own” by Lecrae on the newly released soundtrack from “The Birth Of A Nation.” Instantly the […]

Racial Reconciliation: Our Identity in Christ

Written by: Marlon Wade, 2015-2016 Emerging Leaders Participant “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” – Galatians 3:28 If you look at the state of our society today, you will see a world divided. We have created so […]

How Emerging Leaders Prepared Me For Life

This blog was written by 2015 Emerging Leaders alumnus, D.J. Skipps. As my last year of college came to an end, I began to feel the pressures of entering what is often referred to as “the real world”. My mind was telling me to continue toward my goal of joining the health field, but the […]

In competition for Millennials, Memphis makes strides with an act of faith (Repost from High Ground)

This post was written by Emily Adams Keplinger and originally posted here . Downline Ministries graduated their fifth Emerging Leaders class last month, and their alumni retention is making an impressive mark on the community.  Of the 41 participants in the year-long program, 36 have decided to make Memphis their home after the institute. But they’re not […]

What Am I Doing Here?

By LaRon Tripp Well, it’s been an overwhelming first two weeks; Downline is going to be a journey to say the least. Even still, I am motivated to endure the task that God has set before me through receiving such a unique intake of rich knowledge from a sound community, teachers, mistakes and from God […]

So About This Dating Policy…

I know what you might be thinking: “I’m so over dating advice.” Slow your roll tootsie roll because this is different. For the most part, I hope this at least encouraging to the future Emerging Leaders of Downline Ministries as they navigate this awkwardness that is “The Dating Policy.” I love the EL dating policy […]