Real Talk About Race

ONLINE COURSE

Transform Your Understanding of Race

The protests following the killing of George Floyd and others have made race the central conversation in America. While you long for your church to reflect God’s vision for a loving, unified and diverse family, you’re unsure where to begin. 

In this five-week master class on race, you’ll participate in an honest conversation about race and learn how your congregation or orginization can face the divides in our country with love and unity.

Because we are all coming from different starting points, it can be hard to engage in conversations about race.  Real Talk About Race gets us on the same page with honest, hard-hitting conversations, and gives us the tools to move forward– together.  

 

SESSIONS

WEEK 1: AMY COOPER, GEORGE FLOYD, AND RACE IN AMERICA

In this teaching, we lay a foundation by defining race, race maintenance, and the epistemology of ignorance. These three fundamental ideas help us better understand the challenging journey toward Love & Unity.

WEEK 2: WHITE SUPREMACY HURTS WHITE PEOPLE, TOO

With the proper definition of race, we can begin to see how having a hierarchy of race hurts everyone, even those situated at the top of the hierarchy. In this teaching, we will unpack the origins and dangers of the ideology of white supremacy, as well as the unlikely places where this ideology lives.

WEEK 3: MISCONCEPTIONS AND DEFLECTIONS

There are many misconceptions about race that derail productive conversations. In this teaching, we explore how to address comments such as, “what about black on black crime?”, “race is a sin issue, not a skin issue,” and more so that we can talk to each other instead of past each other on issues of race.

WEEK 4: RACE AND GENDER

Too often, racial and gender bias are treated as entirely separate issues, although half of people of color are women. In this teaching, we take an intersectional approach to race, enabling a holistic theological understanding of the Imago Dei in all.

WEEK 5: RACE AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Healing racial inequality is not only social good; it is a Kingdom imperative. In this teaching, we will cultivate an imagination for long-term change and a mindset toward One New Humanity.

INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

COURSE OVERVIEW

Summary of course topics and steps to follow in each
session (PDF)

GROUP LEADER GUIDE

Tips and troubleshooting for facilitating a meaningful
group discussion about race (PDF)

GROUP COVENANT

A code of conduct that participants can be invited to
commit to, for fostering healthy interactions (PDF)

WARM-UP WORKSHEET

An exercise to reflect on your starting point before embarking on the course (PDF)

5 PREWORK EXERCISES

Journal prompts for personal reflection to prepare for
each session’s video. Includes printable pages for notes
(PDF)

5 VIDEO LESSONS

In each session, Dele and Oneya Okuwobi unpack an
important topic in approx. 20 minutes. (xxx hours of
total content)

5 POSTWORK EXERCISES

Conversation starter questions for group discussion or
individual journaling, to help process each session’s
video. Includes printable pages for notes (PDF)

Release Date JUNE 2021

PREVIEW A SAMPLE FROM THE COURSE

WEEKLY PROCESS

Real Talk About Race can be completed in a group or as an individual. Whether working with others or on
your own, each step in the process is designed to guide you to better understanding.

1. Work alone to complete pre-work journal prompts.
Suggested: 30–45 min.

2. Gather with your group (if doing group study) to discuss the starred question from the pre-work journal prompts.
Suggested: 20 min.

3. Watch the video with your group.
Approximately 20 min.

4. As a group, discuss the post work questions.
Suggested: 45–60 min.

Because all people are created in the image of God,  the good news of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God has to include equity

across racial groups. For this reason, Real Talk About Race will equip you to create that equity in your church or organization 

 

Release Date May 2021

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who desire to have conversations about race that lead to real-life change, righteousness & justice in our community, true peace, and the dismantling of the social construct of race. 

How can I purchase this course for my entire church?

To purchase Real Talk About Race for your entire church, please contact us for group rates. 

How can I play the videos to my group?

After purchase, you can access the videos through the provided links and play the videos on your device of choice. Each purchase license (which includes course material and video is good for one participant).

Do I have to complete the course in 5 weeks, or can I do it faster or slower?

Although the course is designed to be completed in 5 weeks, participants can go as fast or slow as they like. 

How long will I have access to the course?

You will have instant access to the full course when you enroll. Video access link is made available. Keep the PDF downloads forever.

What if I am unsatisfied with the course?

Contact us within 30 days of purchase and we’ll provide a full
refund.

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