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Author(s): Jacqueline J. Lewis, John Janka
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How do churches build immunity from racial and ethnic tensions that threaten to divide rather than unite congregations? Jacqui Lewis and John Janka believe that the answer lies in the development of multiracial, multicultural communities of faith.
Born of the authors' work with The Middle Project, an institute that prepares ethical leaders for a more just society, The Pentecost Paradigm is a collection of wisdom and best practices. Here you will find lessons, questions for conversation, and spaces for journaling. Use the workbook with your planning team, board members, lay leaders, and staff.
Ten essential strategies are presented to help build communities that celebrate racial/ethnic and cultural diversity:
Embracing Call and CommitmentCasting the Vision Managing Change and Resistance Creating Congregational Identity Building Capacity Cultivating Community Celebrating in Worship Understanding Congregational Conflict Communicating and Organizing Collaborating in the Public Square
In welcoming communities of faith where everyone is accepted just as they are, we can lead the way toward racial reconciliation and dismantle the prejudices that segregate our houses of worship.