adult discipleship

Racial Justice and Reconciliation​ Group and Resources

“An American Lament”
8-Week Zoom Discussion Group
Mondays at 7:00 pm
Starting November 9th

Since we have had such positive feedback from those who have already gone through this study, we are once again offering an opportunity for people to journey through the 40-day devotional, “An American Lament”. 

It is an in-depth study of racial justice and reconciliation. Each day, you will be drawn into a time of prayer, Scripture reading, reflection, and response led by various black and white pastors and leaders. Learn more about the history of slavery and Jim Crow in America and the challenges that still exist today in areas such as criminal justice, drug sentencing, housing, education, and health. Consider how God may be calling you to respond both as an individual and as part of the greater Church.  

Enjoy an opportunity to come together with fellow Christians to hear one another’s thoughts and reflections on the readings. This small group opportunity will be offered on Monday nights via Zoom. Each discussion section will be limited to 10 people.  Depending on the level of interest, discussion groups may also be offered on additional days.  

Facilitators will be Dave Bellamy and Marilyn Reed.  

If you are interested, please contact Sue Wenger at mswenger@yahoo.com.

 

Racial Justice and Reconciliation resources

Resource list for prayerfully engaging in racial justice and reconciliation
 

Dear NPC family,

We are excited to share with you four Christ-centered, Scripturally-based resources that address the issues of racial justice and reconciliation. 

The first three are videos from speakers who address racial issues with great wisdom and encouragement, including some moving testimonies. 

The fourth is a comprehensive, 40-day devotional called “An American Lament” from the Repentance Project that is structured around prayer, Scripture, reflection, and response. It is an educational and deeply Spirit-filled resource that you can work through alone or with others. You can download the entire devotional at the website below.

We pray that you will find these resources as helpful to you as they have been for us.

With Love and Blessings,

The Adult Discipleship Committee

 

1. Grace, Justice, and Mercy - 30 minute talk by Tim Keller,
40 minute talk by Bryan Stevenson
https://vimeo.com/168964644

 

2. Racial Reconciliation: Dana Allin, ECO leader, interview with David Bailey of Arrabon Ministry: 
https://eco-pres.org/event/the-church-and-racial-reconciliation-webinar/

 

3. "The Dream King" William Ford and Matt Lockett - Open Church

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=william+ford+and+matt+lockett+open+church&docid=608045349025285282&mid=C48796D8CE17EE4664F2C48796D8CE17EE4664F2&view=detail&FORM=VIRE

  

4. 40-Day Devotional – “An American Lament”

https://repentanceproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/An_American_Lament.pdf

Each day, you will be drawn into a time of prayer, Scripture reading, reflection, and response led by various Black and white pastors and leaders. Learn more about the history of slavery and Jim Crow in America and the challenges that still exist today in areas such as criminal justice, drug sentencing, housing, education, and health. Consider how God may be calling you to respond both as an individual and as part of the greater Church.  

 

Publication Date: 
August 6, 2020

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