How Pastor A.R. Bernard Makes Faith Relevant

Season 8 Episode 802
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Pastor A.R. Bernard founded the Christian Cultural Center, New York City's largest church, nearly four decades ago with the mission to make faith relevant. Nearly 40,000 members later, that mission is still at the core of the church, and at the heart of Pastor Bernard's work.

To make faith relevant, it is Pastor Bernard's belief that members of the congregation need to leave service with valuable information that they can apply to their daily lives. He also believes that teachings have to be socially applicable, and that, in order to work, they must "help you make sense of the world around you."

In his Super Soul Sunday conversation with Oprah, Pastor Bernard expands on what it means to make faith practical for all, defining spirituality as "our human capacity to know and experience God."

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