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Coffee Chat with Leading Lady Vicki Harris: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges

Updated: Nov 22, 2023

Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges
Vicki Harris, Our Daily Bread

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” – Galatians 3:28

As the Chief People & Culture Officer at Our Daily Bread Ministries, Vicki Harris exemplifies what it means to break down walls and build bridges across cultures. She leads with wisdom, courage, and grace.

Answering the Call

Though unsure at first, Vicki leaned on mentors and community as she pioneered new diversity initiatives. She aimed not just for tokenism, but deep heart change. This Kingdom work requires supernatural perseverance that comes only from God.

Vicki emphasizes listening first, then speaking with confidence despite intimidation. Staying anchored in her identity and calling gives her strength to press on. Though the journey is hard, the fruit is sweet.

Being Intentional

Bringing change takes courage and intentionality. Vicki advises stepping outside our comfort zones, evaluating blind spots, and diversifying our circles. This expands our perspectives, reflecting the full Church.

We must teach the next generation a better way, not replicating the world’s divisions. Vicki intentionally recruits people of different ages, genders, and ethnicities. Only together can we display God’s heart for all nations.

The Power of Sisterhood

While some resist Vicki’s efforts, she keeps her heart pure, leaving judgment to God. Focusing on her purpose, she loves her sisters but realizes not everyone will come along. Vicki affirms those who feel excluded, reminding each person of their equal place and value.

Sisterhood takes root when we honor each woman’s unique voice and gifts. Uniting despite differences, we reflect the diversity of Heaven’s throne room. Our world is transformed when daughters rise together in strength.

Pause & Reflect:

  • Where is God calling you to courageously break barriers in your sphere of influence? Who can support you along the way?

  • What intentional steps can you take to learn from and connect with people of different backgrounds and cultures?

  • How can you and your sisters link arms to empower each other in pursuing your God-given purposes?

May we heed the call to bring down walls between us, fostering deeper unity and advancing the Kingdom. When we bridge divides with God’s love, His glory shines through.

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