Know. Own. Change: Gospel-Centered Reconciliation Leadership Training
June 22, 2023 | 9:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Mercy Vineyard Church
Cost: $49 (group discount-buy 3 tickets get 1 free at checkout)
“Reconciliation work is not a one and done–because sin continues to plague us and threaten the strength and unity of the church. That’s why reconciliation work is tough but necessary.”
– Josh Clemons and Hazen Stevens
Transform Minnesota is committed to helping evangelical Christians pursue racial justice and reconciliation from a distinctly biblical perspective. This pursuit requires a persistent, righteous commitment to knowing the story of injustice, owning our role in that story, and then acting to change the story. Until we’ve seen the problem of racism correctly-its history, current effects, and root causes-we aren’t equipped to head in the right direction.
We must recognize the biblical call to confront injustice and the Church’s unique responsibility to model racial justice and reconciliation. If God’s kingdom come and will be done on Earth as in heaven, then we have laid down our right to be indifferent.
Transform Minnesota is partnering with the OneRace Movement for a Know. Own. Change. leadership training on Thursday, June 22. Through this Gospel centered reconciliation training, participants will engage with the scriptures, history, and personal experience with race, ethnicity, and culture to be equipped to serve as a reconciler in their community.
Training Core Objectives
- Foundation: Establish a biblical understanding of reconciliation. Clearly define parameters and define terms related to reconciliation.
- Know the Story: Provide a brief historical overview of America and the church, seeking to answer the question, “How did we get here?”
- Own the Story: We will help participants understand their role in owning the story.
- Change the Story: This segment will major on basic practices for changing the story among your team and in your community.
“What makes the OneRace training and curriculum so critically different and unique is it always is rooted in the Gospel and is Gospel-centered. The conversation always starts first in the Gospel.”
– Schelli Cronk, COO, Transform Minnesota
“Through a combination of thought-provoking exercises, teaching, and conversations, OneRace helps leaders of different ethnicities and backgrounds to learn together in humility and to consider how to move forward together in this messy but beautiful work of God.”
– Walter Kim, President, National Association of Evangelicals