Hey UniteBoston Community! We recently came across this really cool podcast series by Park Street Church in Boston called “Park Street Dialogues.” It features local Christian leaders from Boston who are making an impact in different sectors of the city. In each episode, Pastor Mark Booker hosts a series of conversations with various guests about their work and ministry in the city to highlight how God is at work in the city. The podcast focuses on strengthening the unity of the church and connecting Christians in Boston and beyond. Read more about the podcast in our blog below and listen to it here: www.parkstreet.org/dialogues/.
By K. Percy Ballah
In my work serving as the Communications Administrator with UniteBoston these past few months, we have been seeking to highlight and elevate the ways that God is at work in our city. I was impressed to see the strong theme of unity and collaboration present within the Park Street Church Dialogue podcast to “connect followers of Jesus in Boston and beyond” so that they can do more together than they can apart. In episode zero, Pastor Booker shares his deep conviction for the Church to function as a unified body. He believes that when the Church expresses unity through collaboration, they tap into a divine power that “demonstrates to the world that Jesus is alive.” According to Pastor Booker, this unity is unique because the Holy Spirit sustains it; it is “a supernatural reality, not just a social phenomenon.”
Throughout the podcast, Pastor Booker has heart-to-heart conversations with a diverse group of local Christian leaders who are making an impact through their churches, non-profits, and parachurch ministries. They discuss various topics ranging from God’s calling to serve in Boston, to racial justice, post-trauma healing, youth ministry, church planting, networking, and much more. Some voices featured on the podcast are Pastor Barry Kang from Symphony Church, Dana Baker from the Boston Trauma Healing Collaborative, Jua Robinson from Boston Collaborative, Reverend David Wright from BMA TenPoint, and Christian and Mary Grant from The Boston Project and Young Life Boston. Their collective voices provide a holistic perspective on how Jesus is working through his diverse body to address the surmounting challenges people face in our city.
Some of the featured guests on the “Park Street Dialogues” podcast.
Leaning into the honest dialogue between Pastor Booker and his featured guests provides a glimpse into the powerful ways that God is working through the local church in Boston. As the podcast audience listens intently, Pastor Booker hopes that God will speak to their hearts about the active role they are called to play to strengthen the unity of the local Church in Boston.
If you are a Christian in Boston who is longing to make an impact in your local neighborhood, I encourage you to check out this podcast. I am confident that you will feel inspired to partner with other Christians in your local community as you learn about the diverse ways God is at work in the city. The Park Street Dialogues podcast is available on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcast. Or, just start by listening here: www.parkstreet.org/dialogues/.