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The Third Option
This weekend, Miles McPherson, the founding senior pastor of the Rock Church, shares a message titled “The Third Option” where he talks about ways to help heal and unify a racially divided nation.
Locations & Times
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  • Gateway Church Southlake Campus
    700 Blessed Way, Southlake, TX 76092, USA
    Saturday 4:00 PM, Saturday 5:45 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM, Sunday 12:30 PM
  • Gateway Church North Fort Worth Campus
    4209 Basswood Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76137, USA
    Saturday 4:00 PM, Saturday 5:45 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM, Sunday 12:30 PM
  • Gateway Church NRH Campus
    7501 Davis Blvd, North Richland Hills, TX 76182, USA
    Saturday 4:00 PM, Saturday 5:45 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM, Sunday 12:30 PM
  • Gateway Church Dallas Campus
    12123 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75230, USA
    Saturday 5:45 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • Gateway Church Frisco Campus
    7125 Legacy Dr, Frisco, TX 75034, USA
    Saturday 4:00 PM, Saturday 5:45 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM, Sunday 12:30 PM, Sunday 2:15 PM
  • Gateway Church Grand Prairie Campus
    2404 N Carrier Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75050, USA
    Saturday 4:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM, Sunday 12:30 PM
  • Gateway Church Jackson Hole Campus
    3205 W Big Trail Dr, Jackson, WY 83001, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
  • Gateway Church Justin Campus
    3300 Championship Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76177, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
Honor the presence of the image of God in everyone you see.
In-Group/Out-Group
The way we sort people into groups that are either “like me” or “not like me,” creating “us” vs. “them”
In-Group Bias
The tendency to give preferential treatment to people considered “like me”
In-Group Bias
1. I am more comfortable with those “like me.”
2. I am more inclined to spend time socially with those “like me.”3. I am more patient with those “like me.”
4. I give the benefit of the doubt quicker to those “like me.”5. I express more grace when mistakes are made by those “like me.”
6. It is easier to communicate with those “like me.”
7. I assume that I will get along easier with those “like me.”
8. I am more willing to go out of my way to help those “like me.”
9. I possess more positive assumptions about those “like me.”

Out-Group Discrimination
1. I am less comfortable with those “not like me.”
2. I am less inclined to spend time socially with those “not like me.”
3. I am less patient with those“not like me.”
4. I give the benefit of the doubt less to those“not like me.”
5. I express less grace when mistakes are made by those “not like me.”
6. It is more difficult to communicate with those “not like me.”
7. I don’t assume I will get along with those “not like me.”
8. I am less willing to go out of my way to help those “not like me.”
9. I possess less positive assumptions about those “not like me.”
The Third Option
Honor: Placing a priceless value on your out-group
Social Narrative
The story that defines how we see the world
1. Acknowledge your blind spots.
2. Rename me as your “brother” / “sister.”
No More “Those People”
3. Give “In-Group” love to your “Out-Group.”
4. Acknowledge your “brother’s”/ “sister’s” color.
5. View every “conversation” as a race “consultation.”
6. Give your heart to those “not like you”!
What is the Holy Spirit saying to me through this message?

About Gateway Church

Gateway Church is a Bible-based, evangelistic, Spirit-empowered church founded in 2000 by Pastor Robert Morris. Today we meet as one church in many locations with more than 30,000 people attending each weekend. Our vision is to see people saved, healed, set free, discipled, equipped, empowered, and serving; and our mission is to help each person at Gateway believe in Jesus, belong to family, become a follower, and build God’s kingdom. We’re all about people.

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