Two or More is a branch of Abide Ministries that exists to help those who idenitfy as bi/multi-ethnic discover the fullness of who they are in Christ.
About Two or More
For decades, a those who identify as bi/multi-racial have been overlooked within society. Whether in families, neighborhoods, communities of faith, or otherwise, these individuals are often seen as “half” of one identity and “half” of another, and as such are rarely fully embraced. This “half existence” leads to bullying, disillusionment, poor mental health, and a host of other issues that do not reflect God’s desires for their lives, which is all the more concerning when one considers that those who identify as bi/multi-racial will be the majority of people in the United States by 2040.
Two or More was created to help bring about a brighter future for community members and their families who represent two or more racial or ethnic backgrounds. This ministry creates spaces to explore the wholeness of who these individuals are and not merely one part, established on the belief that racial reconiclaiton starts with knowing fully who one is in Christ, and continues by bringing awareness to all those to whom these people are connected.
Founded by Brian Petty, a multi-ethnic Black and Korean leader born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Two or More provides social gatherings, immersion trips, and curriculum to help the bi/multi-ethnic individual, their children, and their families celebrate the fullness of their background. Brian uses both his years of study and personal life experience to develop all of the experiences, while also personally connecting with those that struggle understanding two or more ethnic identities within themsleves. He believes that when these individuals learn to be undivided within and realizes that they are created wholly, bridge building can truly begin.
Donate to Two or More
In order to aid Two or More in their journey to serve bi/multi-ethnic individuals and their families, we invite you to make a one-time or recurring donation which will be designated toward the work of our branch Two or More. All gifts given are tax deductible. Abide Ministries partners with Donorbox to enable donors to make one time and recurring donations, while allowing them to manage their own giving in a safe, secure, and reliable environment.
Online gifts can be made using the form on this page, or at https://donorbox.org/twoormore. You can make one-time or recurring gifts using credit cards, debit cards, or bank transfers. All transactions are processed through Donorbox (a Stripe partner) for the highest level of security and convenience. Once you make a gift, you can manage your gift at www.donorbox.org.
Check gifts can be made out to: Abide Ministries and sent to PO Box 101, Clawson, MI 48017.
Please add “Two or More” to the memo line of all check gifts. For any questions regarding giving, please email [email protected].
STOCK / MUTUAL FUND GIFTS
Most U.S. brokerage firms can quickly and easily transfer your gift of stock or mutual funds to Two or More electronically. Click here for details to give to your broker.
IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER
If you are age 70 1⁄2 or older, you can make gifts from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to Two or More without paying income tax on the withdrawal. Click here for instructions on how to make an IRA Charitable Rollover.