Real Talk About Race
5-WEEK ONLINE Course
Transform Your Understanding of Race
The protests following George Floyd and others’ killing have made race the central conversation in America. While you long for your church or organization to reflect God’s vision for a loving, unified, diverse family, you’re unsure where to begin. Real Talk About Race is a foundational starting point.
In this five-week master class on race, you’ll participate in an honest conversation about race and learn how your congregation or organization can face the divides in our country with love and unity.
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
WEEK 4: RACE AND GENDER
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
REAL TALK ABOUT RACE COURSE OVERVIEW
Summary of course topics and steps to follow in each
GROUP LEADER GUIDE
Tips and troubleshooting for facilitating a meaningful
group discussion about race (PDF)
A code of conduct that participants can be invited to
commit to, for fostering healthy interactions (PDF)
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
5 VIDEO LESSONS
In each session, Dele and Oneya Okuwobi unpack an
important topic in approx. 20 minutes. (xxx hours of
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)
PREVIEW A SAMPLE FROM THE COURSE
complete it as a group or an individual
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
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. The video access link is made available.
What if I am unsatisfied with the course?
Contact us within 30 days of purchase and we’ll provide a full