Racial Healing and the Gospel of Reconciliation: A Workshop on the Ministry of Reconciliation

September 9, 2020

Rooted in 2 Cor. 5:16-20, this workshop will teach reconciliation as spirituality, highlighting biblical examples of reconciliation and our call to be ministers of reconciliation as followers of Christ. With this theological foundation, participants will learn practical strategies for the Church to live out our role in the reconciliation process. Using racial healing as our focus, participants will learn a 6-step process of reconciliation that can be taken back to congregations as a resource tool for further healing and reconciliation in their communities.

Our facilitators are Rev. Vincent Howell, Centenary UMC, Clemmons, NC, and Cindy Thompson, Boundless Impact, and Christ UMC, Greensboro, NC.

The program will include videos, breakout discussions, and polling questions.

Participant outcomes include:
  • Recognize the Biblical call to be ministers of reconciliation
  • Learn how Jesus provided a model and roadmap for reconciliation
  • Dismantle bias around demographic differences
  • Use our voice to speak truth to power and privilege, resisting systemic oppression
  • Share the Gospel of doing justice
  • Learn a 6-step process for healing and reconciliation
  • Utilize the resource tool in our congregation and community to further healing and reconciliation

Opportunities to participate:

  • Thursday, February 18, 2021
  • Sunday, March 7, 2021 *Afternoon session*
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
  • Saturday, April 24, 2021

Each workshop will be held via the Zoom platform.
Primary session: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Optional conversation on implementation: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

***Space is limited.***

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