This workshop is an outreach of the Reconciliation Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). As one of its top four priorities, Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism (PRAR) is intimately tied to the church’s mission to be a church that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice. This initiative seeks to nurture the wholeness of the church through educating and engaging congregational leaders to dismantle systemic racism and other oppressive structures.


Who should attend? Clergy, youth and children’s ministry staff/volunteers, young adults, church boards, elders, deacons and pastoral search committees. Continuing Education Units are available for clergy. Check box on registration form or online for CEU.


Attendees will learn to:

  • Name and understand key terms/concepts related to racism
  • Describe contemporary and historic examples of institutional racism, white privilege, civil and human rights in the U.S.
  • Articulate a biblical foundation for justice ministry
  • Engage in informed dialogue about current issues of racism and reconciliation in the U.S. and in local communities
  • Develop personal and community-based “Next Steps” to address systemic racism in participants’ own communities.


The workshop begins at 9:00 a.m. (check-in from 8:00 a.m.) and concludes at 4:00 p.m.
Event only: $40; includes lunch and materials.

Event + Friday night lodging: $65; includes lodging, bedding, towels, lunch, materials.

Registration Due: Friday, June 24, 2016


Printable Registration Form, Scholarship Application and Bulletin insert are available on our website: