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

NEXT Church has a team of trained coaches to accompany individuals, groups, and churches in their work to interrupt patterns of white supremacy and deepen their understanding of antiracist practices and actions.

Antiracism as a Way of Being Video Series

In partnership with Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training, this 6-module series seeks to illustrates antiracism as an embodied way of moving and being in the world. This is an accompanied course for those moving from programs and studies to disrupting systems and transforming the world around them.

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Coaching Cohorts

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.

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.

NEXT Church Antiracism Audit

In the winter of 2019, NEXT Church contracted with Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training for a racial equity audit of NEXT Church as an organization. The NEXT Church Audit Team began meeting in June 2019, and completed its work in February 2021. You can read the report and its findings in full.


At its 2017 National Gathering, NEXT Church released a new confessional statement in response to the current state of the church and world. It’s called the Sarasota Statement, and it was made possible by a partnership between NEXT Church and the Presbyterian Foundation. In 2020, in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and too many others, as well as in light of the seismic challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises, the original writers of the Sarasota Statement gathered again virtually over a period of months to consider how they might reframe and re-engage the Sarasota Statement in the context of 2020. The result of their reconvening is a new prologue to the original statement, which speaks particularly to the changes of the last few years and our current realities.

Header graphic design by Tasha Hicks McCray and Glenn McCray, ChopSueyRoots Design.

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.