Courageous and Beloved Community


Kevin Berthia

"The moment people feel heard, they get healed." 

 Frederick Douglass
"Four Legs of a Strong Table" 


"People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get."



"If there is no struggle, there is no progress."



"When it comes to flexibility and accountability people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else."



"A body of persons holding themselves accountable to nobody should not to be trusted by anybody."

 Peter Block 
"Start with Yes" 

"What captures your attention, controls your life!"


"Look for the meaningful moments not just the monumental moments in your life and career."


"Set aside trivial matters and make a major behavior change."

 Maya Angelou
"What's Truly Important"

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel "


"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."


"When you learn, teach. When you get, give."


"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."

Zig Ziglar
"Cost of Change" 

"Change only occurs when the pain of remaining the same becomes greater the the pain of changing."


"You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want."


"Remember that failure is an event, not a person."


"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals."


"You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life."


"Time can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals, and your determination to use every available minute."

 Barbara Jordan
"Clear To Me" 

"One thing is clear to me: we, as human beings must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves."


"If you're going to play the game properly you'd better know every rule."

John Lewis
"Good Trouble" 

"We must be headlights and not taillights."

"I want to see young people in America feel the spirit of the 1960s and find a way to get in trouble. Good trouble, necessary trouble."

"What I tell young people is that if you come together with a mission, and it's grounded with love and a sense of community, you can make the impossible possible."

Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

"The pursuit of racial justice, reconciliation and social action by the people of God is not a distraction from the gospel.

 It is simply a righteous response and conviction of those followers of Jesus."

 Author Unknown

"Leaders inspire accountability through their ability to accept responsibility before they place blame" 

Our Courageous Creed

What the people want is very simple,

 they want an America as good as its promise.


Barbara Jordan