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Region 8 invites you to join us for a day of Racial Justice and Equipping for Racial Equity work that fulfills the Churchwide call for rostered minister training. This day of interactive learning, discussion, and resources is also highly suitable and welcoming to lay leaders and congregational teams. Newly revised for 2023, this training includes:

  • Updated best practice vocabulary for healthy discussions
  • History of both racism and racial healing within the church
  • Where to find the most up-to-date resources and how congregations have used them in successful growth and vitality movement
  • Help to have challenging conversations even through resistance, and
  • Practical next steps

Schedule for the Day 

10:00 AM – Welcome and Opening Prayer, Land Acknowledgement, Accessibility Needs, and Community Agreements

10:30 AM – Best Practice Vocabulary for Discussions and Important Historical Events and Reference Points

11:30 AM – Congregational Resources Available and How to Use Them to Engage Congregations

12:00 PM – Lunch Break

1:00 PM – Trauma-Informed Care Practices, Restorative Justice Conversations, and Healing Activities for In AND Outreach

2:00 PM –  Building An Active Allyship Plan

Pre-work: Please watch these videos on the Biblical Call to Antiracism (https://youtu.be/V5bcjXonM2U and https://drive.google.com/file/d/18sqBA1tVbs5AUlwNWwd6Od8qEdQ_Lft9/view?usp=sharing) and these videos on different types of racism and bias (https://youtu.be/mIPQf1JUimY and https://youtu.be/NAP-ovvLoQg) before the training.

This is a virtual, one session training from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Cost is $25.00 per person.  Registration closes one week prior to the workshop.  You will receive your ZOOM invitation prior to the event.

For information regarding training content please contact The Rev. Carla Christopher at cchristopherwilson@lss-elca.org  or 717-652-1852 ext. 109. For assistance with registration contact Marty Shifflett at mshifflett@lss-elca.org or 717-652-1852 ext. 115.

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