ANTIRACISM WORK & RESOURCES
Antiracist work, values and practices are essential, while imperfect, to our posture at NEXT Church. We believe “To be a Christian is to be continuously undone and remade by a Savior who encounters us in ways we might not expect, through a collection of people we might otherwise reject, screen, or censor.”1 That belief grounds our individual and collective work of interrupting patterns of racism and white supremacy. These are not problems to be solved, but rather processes of learning and transformation – to be undone and remade by a loving Savior. Antiracism is a challenging journey, but it is one that promises life.
We pray these resources will be helpful to you on the journey.
Antiracism Coaching and Facilitation
NEXT Church has a team of trained coaches and facilitators to accompany individuals, groups, and churches in their work to interrupt patterns of white supremacy and deepen their understanding of antiracist practices and actions.
Recorded Series: Antiracist Practices for Faithful Leadership
In partnership with Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training, this 6-session recorded series seeks to equip leaders with an awareness of their own complicity with white supremacy, and expand their tools to embody antiracist leadership.
Whether your leadership has been centered in racial justice for decades or you are yearning to take steps to embody antiracist values in your ministry, coaching cohorts offer a space to learn, explore, and practice bringing racial justice to the core of your leadership.
Different antiracism cohorts and topics run most seasons.
Webinar: The Challenge of Antiracism
This four-session recorded webinar series seeks to offer participants language and frameworks they can use to talk about systemic racism and white supremacy in effective and nuanced ways.
Race and the Church: A Video Series
At past National Gatherings, prophets among us have spoken important words, challenged the church, and called us to action around matters of racism, systems of oppression, and white supremacy. This is a free resource with videos and downloadable reflection guides.