We want to talk about race, racism, and racial justice as a church. We see the need, and feel the deep divide in our country and even in some of our communities and congregations. But how do we start? How can we help our church community begin to have conversations about race that are scriptural, educational, helpful? What if we have a few or no people of color in our congregation? How do we have healthy conversation around such a charged issue?

The purpose of this training is to provide rostered ministers, lay ministry professionals, and congregation leaders with the ability to foster healthy and holy conversation so that congregations have the tools and confidence to deepen discussions and take actions.  Our workshop will address three important aspects of anti-racism work:  1)  Talking about Race: Language, vocabulary, people skills, and best practices, 2) History of systemic racism in the United States, and 3) How to begin conversations and action in your congregation or ministry context.

This is a virtual, one session training beginning at 10:00 AM with a 30 minute break for lunch.  Cost is $25.00 per person.  Registration closes one week prior to the workshop.  You will receive your ZOOM invitation and handouts via email prior to the event.

Registration special!  If 2 people from a congregation register, additional participants (over 2) from that congregation may attend at no cost.  Additional participants are required to register by contacting Marty Shifflett at mshifflett@lss-elca.org or 717-652-1852 ext. 115.

  • Region 8 Racial Justice Training
     November 7, 2022
     10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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