Racial Justice

In humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.
Philippians 2:4-5

Grace Church is committed to biblical justice and racial equity in our community and in our nation.

Our hope in providing these resources is so that we can grow in our understanding and better love and value one another, following Jesus’ example.

Grace Church Videos

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A family conversation about Racial Unity

07/07/20

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Living With a Worldview Shaped by the Bible

08/29/20

Grace Church Classes

Grace Church has a vision to be a part of regional reconciliation, both within Grace Church and within the greater Cleveland community of believers. The words of 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 charge the church and believers to be agents of reconciliation and Christ’s ambassadors! We press into this through discussion-based classes at Grace, such as Unify, Counter Culture and Koinos. We press into this regionally by being involved in the Cleveland Christian Community Development Network, partnering in regional events (such as worship nights, Heal the Land: A Regional Forgiveness Event, etc.) and with Outreach Partners and other churches in ministry all around Cleveland.

Classes Coming this Fall

Koinos- One Heart. One Mind. An on-going conversation about race and unity led by various facilitators.

The Third Option- Hope for a racially divided nation. This class is based on the book by Pastor Miles McPherson, and taught by Jonathan and Mary Schaeffer.

Books

Uncommon Ground

How Christians today can interact with those around them in a way that shows respect to those whose beliefs are radically different but that also remains faithful to the gospel.

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Just Mercy

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.

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The Color of Compromise

An acclaimed, timely narrative of how people of faith have historically–up to the present day–worked against racial justice. And a call for urgent action by all Christians today in response.

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The Third Option

Miles McPherson, founder of The Rock Church in San Diego, speaks out about the pervasive racial divisions in today’s culture and argues that we must learn to see people not by the color of their skin, but as God sees them—humans created in the image of God.

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Books For Kids

The Gospel in Color

Racism is a painful, complex issue, and can be challenging to explain to children. That’s why The Gospel in Color — For Kids is written to facilitate honest conversations about race and racial reconciliation between kids and their parents.

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Colorful, Celebrating the Colors God Gave Us

Why be colorblind when we can be colorFULL instead? Imani and Kayla are the best of friends who are learning to celebrate their different skin colors. As they look around them at the amazing colors in nature, they can see that their skin is another example of God’s creativity!

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The Color of Compromise

Teach young children how to enjoy being delightfully different yet all part of God’s family. God’s very good idea is to have lots of different people enjoying loving him and loving each other. This stunningly illustrated journey from the garden of Eden to God’s heavenly throne room shows how despite our sinfulness, everyone can be a part of God’s very good idea through the saving work of Christ.

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God Made Me and You

This beautifully illustrated children’s book invites kids to explore God’s design for ethnic diversity and challenges readers both parents and children to learn and live out counter-cultural, biblical views, fostering a lifelong celebration of diversity for the glory of God.

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More Videos

This Human Race

Andy Stanley

Justice

The Bible Project

Racial Justice & Equality

A Message from NAE Leaders

Grace, Justice, & Mercy

An Evening with Bryan Stevenson & Rev. Tim Keller