How do we seek to bring the gospel into our conversations and actions about race?
This is a question we cannot ignore in our small groups. In light of recent events, group leaders have unique opportunities to engage and encourage their members towards Christ-centered action. This isn’t a one-time conversation, but an ongoing discussion.
But what if group leaders don’t feel equipped?
This cannot be an excuse for non-engagement. Thankfully, many trusted voices have already stepped in and offered wisdom as a resource for those who feel ill-equipped.
In the video below, highly-respected author and pastor Dr. Tony Evans shares from his life experience as an African-America, a Christian, and a pastor. In his interview with Trevin Wax, he discusses the ways the gospel informs how he thinks about and addresses racial injustices in America (and much more). He gives counsel to pastors as they seek to speak about racial injustice, even when they are afraid to do so.
For further insight, consider the additional resources below:
- Trillia Newbell, editor of The Church and The Racial Divide, shares additional insight through her video, “How To Best Engage in the Conversations about Race”
- Gospel-Centered Race Resources for Your Group
- Racial Reconciliation Resources.
Let’s continue to seek justice and love mercy as we strive to walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8).