Conference Wide Lenten Book Study on Microaggressions in Ministry!

Conference Wide Lenten Book Study on Microaggressions in Ministry!

Conference Wide Lenten Book Study on Microaggressions in Ministry!
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Patti Babcock

Conference Wide Lenten Book Study on Microaggressions in Ministry!


This Conference-Wide book study is for people in congregations who want to learn how to be more welcoming, more inclusive, and more attentive to the way God is calling them to accompany ALL people along their spiritual paths at church. Read along with Executive Minister of Programs and Initiatives, Rev. Dr. Chris Davies, by registering today.  

  • If you are not yet familiar with a lot of the Racial Justice language used in conversations of DEI, this book study is for you.   

  • If you have questions about ongoing LGBTQ inclusion, this book study is for you. 

  • If you desire clear, specific, actionable things for your congregation to be more welcoming, this book study is for you.   

  • If you proclaim your church to be welcoming towards women in leadership, multiracial/ multicultural, open and affirming, or say “All Are Welcome!” then this book study is for you! 

  • Or, if you are simply exploring how to live more fully into a Christian call of witness and welcome, then this book study is for you. 

Please register for more information including a reading schedule with discussion questions.  

**SPECIAL** The First 50 people from the Southern New England Conference to register will receive a FREE copy of the book mailed to the address provided in registration! After the first 50 people, SNEUCC will provide a code to each participant to buy a book at a 40% discount from the publisher.  

Joining along in the book study itself is free.  For Authorized Ministers and Members in Discernment, this study can include an add-on portion for a certificate of having attended a Racial Justice Training of 6 hours; priced at $49 for SNEUCC members and $65 for welcomed guests.  

The book study will culminate on Wednesday, March 29th, from 12noon – 1:30 pm ET with a zoom conversation hosted by Rev. Dr. Chris Davies with the authors Rev. Cody J. Sanders, Ph.D and Rev. Angela Yarber, Ph.D. 

“I wrote this book with my colleague Angela because I love the church.  I was formed by the beautiful, dangerous gift of elegant profundity alive within the Christian theological tradition—its words, it’s rituals, and it’s music.  I love the church, and I want to help communities of faith take greater responsibility for the continued cultivation of the beautiful, dangerous, elegant, profound gift entrusted to us.”  -Cody J. Sanders 

“The church, in all its many forms, should be a place of welcome, affirmation, and inclusion, a place of grace where every person is respected, honors, and celebrated as a beloved Child of God.  I believe that such a church can exist.  It can exist if we are willing to honestly examine our privileges and how our words and actions have the potential to assault the souls of minority persons.  Let’s create such a church.” - Angela Yarber 

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