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St. Louis, MO 63141

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JN17 Small Group

An 8 Week Small Group 
Experience

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.

WHAT DOES JN17 STAND FOR?

Jn17 stands for John 17, which references John 17: 20-23, where Jesus prays for all of His followers to be unified.  20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."(NIV)

Resources

GROUP RULES

Small Group Rules.  To be printed out and given to each person in the group.

FACILITATORS GUIDE

This is the general guide that each facilitator should use to guide Jn17 Small Group discussions.

PRIVILEGE

This is a privilege check list developed from Peggy McIntosh's article on white privilege.

Multiethnic Conversations

This is the book used to guide the class through the 8 week discussions.

 
Videos

CONTACT ST. LOUIS RECONCILIATION NETWORK

If you would like to learn more about Jn17 Small Group or any other training we provide please contact us.