Racial Reconciliation Resources
Tensions run high in our culture when it comes to the issues of race relations. Here you'll find resources that will help the church relate well in the community and fulfill our ministry of reconciliation through the gospel.
Free Prayer and Bible Study Resources
Seven-Day Prayer Guide
Engage your church in daily prayer regarding the issues of race, God, and the gospel. Download and distribute this seven-day prayer guide to help believers know how to pray and act regarding the issue of racial reconciliation in the church.
Group Study Guide: Overcoming Prejudice Through Love
Key Text: James 2:1-13
Main Idea: Until we treat others the same regardless of their wealth or race, we will not fulfill the law of love.
Group Study Guide: Loving in a Divided Culture
Key Text: Acts 10:17-38
Main Idea: We must identify and overcome cultural assumptions in our lives that hinder the spread of the gospel.
Group Bible Studies
The Church and the Racial Divide
Finding Unity in the Race-Transcending Gospel
In light of racial tension in America, many Christian leaders are talking earnestly about racial reconciliation. Many pastors and lay leaders look at the growing tensions in our churches and wonder how they can be a healing force in our culture. The problem is they don’t know where to begin. The average evangelical Christian may not understand why racial reconciliation is a gospel imperative. Pastors and church leaders may not know how to pursue it.
This resource features video teaching from key leaders discussing race, culture, and the gospel. Using these evangelical voices and Bible study, participants will learn about racial reconciliation and be equipped to be part of the solution.
In the kingdom of God, it is not us against them.
The problem of racism stretches back as far humanity’s origin in the book of Genesis. Brother pitted against brother, tribe against tribe––people have warred against one another, fueled by contempt for racial differences. Yet the gospel is a message of reconciliation.
Editors Russell Moore and Andrew T. Walker of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) assemble leading voices to frame the issues with a gospel-centered perspective.
Dr. Tony Evans and Trevin Wax Discuss Race in America
Author and pastor Dr. Tony Evans shares about his life experience as an African-American, a Christian, and a pastor. He discusses how the gospel informs how he thinks about and addresses racial injustice in America, and a lot more. He also shares how he would counsel pastors who want to speak about racial injustice, but may be afraid to do so.
How to Best Engage in the Conversation About Race by Trillia Newbell
In light of racial tension in America, many Christian leaders are talking earnestly about racial reconciliation. In this video, author, Trillia Newbell, explains how we should best enter that conversation and listen before we speak.
Why Racial Reconciliation Is a Gospel Issue
Russell Moore addresses "The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation" from the 2015 ERLC Leadership Summit.
Racial Reconciliation, the Kingdom, and Justice
Tony Evans addresses "The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation" from the 2015 ERLC Leadership Summit.
The Great Commission and Racial Reconciliation
Danny Akin addresses "The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation" from the 2015 ERLC Leadership Summit.
A Time to Speak, Part 1
Ed Stetzer, Bryan Lorrits, and many others discuss Racial Reconciliation as a part of the Kainos Movement at the Lorain Hotel in Memphis.
Are you willing to call any division that is caused by racism, discrimination, or prejudice a spiritual and moral problem? Are you willing to call it what it really is; sin? Are we, together, willing to call it sin?
by Noe Garcia
If you have taken time to stop and listen to how racism is impacting lives then it should cause your heart to mourn greatly. It should bother us as people of God that privilege and superiority exists. Racism is alive and well and the scary thing is that it may live in you! Read More
by Chris Williamson
We should all ask ourselves, “Who can I show God’s mercy to in the way that he shows it to me every day?” If blacks and whites do not start with extending mercy to one another, we will never move forward together in the continuum of racial reconciliation. Read More
Training and Tools
Find more than 40 video training sessions on the topic of racial reconciliation when you log on to Ministry Grid. This training platform delivers ministry experts insight directly to your church's volunteers, leaders, coaches and staff.
Access 2000+ Bible studies you can quickly customize to lead discussions on race and many other topics at smallgroup.com.