STLRN AT A GLANCE
Here at St. Louis Reconciliation Network, we are driven by a single goal: to heal the broken race relations in St. Louis. We primarily do this by striving to network all of the faith-based organizations in the St. Louis region that are doing the difficult work of bringing racial unity, education, and equality to our great city. We also specialize in equipping church leaders and faith-based non-profits with biblically based tools to lead their organizations in godly conversations about race and build cross-racial unity in their congregations and organizations.
"...so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me..."
John 17: 23 (NIV)
Jn17 Primer is a 4-session introductory series designed for the leadership of any church seeking to address the difficult topic of race in America. The material is entirely biblically-based and examines the following topics: (1) the Gospel itself; (2) segregation in the US Church; (3) biblical justice; and (4) being “color brave.” The goal is to begin equipping church leadership with the tools needed to gain a greater biblical understating of God's desire for unity in the Church, become equipped to do the work of reconciliation, and be empowered to build new diverse relationships.
Jn17 Intensive is a one day in-depth coaching on racial unity and the church. The purpose of Jn17 Intensive is to equip church leadership with the biblical tools to lead their church body in godly conversations about race and build cross racial unity in their congregation. With this training, leadership will learn to be comfortable with the uncomfortable conversation about race while discussing current, historic, political, and systemic racial issues. They will also brainstorm and strategically create ways to promote ethnic unity in the church while addressing issues that may arise -- all with a Christ centered response.
JN 17 SMALL GROUP
Jn17 Small Group is an 8-week journey toward unity in your church. Its purpose is to give Christ followers the opportunity to talk about race in a loving and safe environment. We use the book Multiethnic Conversations, a biblically based training resource. The end goal is that every person will gain a greater biblical understating of God's desire for racial unity, become equipped to do the work of reconciliation, and build new diverse relationships.