Upcoming Events and Activities


Churches in Black and White: Facing Truth – Seeking Solutions
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Recorded on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
This conversation takes a look at how complicity with racism created and perpetuates the divide in our churches and communities. Representatives from several Christian denominations will discuss the historic role churches played in separating God’s people by “race”, the role culture and politics play in maintaining the separation, and how God’s great command to truly love our neighbors as ourselves could set things right.

Panelists include Rev. Dr. Greg Ellison II, Pastor Darron Edwards, Rev. Yvi Martin, Rev. Jacque McCall, Dr. Bill Brodine, Stewart Curtright and Pastor Nick Kaufmann Mamisashvili. Moderated by Dr. Nicole Price.

Small Groups – Starting in April & May 2021

New small group classes are starting in April and May. Take your pick of enlightening topics and times that work best for your schedule. Invite your family and friends to sign up too and learn together. For complete program descriptions and registration, click on the titles below. All programs are on Zoom and led by ARJ team members.

Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus

Thursdays | April 22 – May 27 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM

This book by Mike Slaughter, prolific author and Pastor Emeritus of Ginghamsburg Church, is used for this small group study that delves into the “rebel” Jesus and what that means when we say we are a follower of Christ.  Through his parables, it’s clear that “Jesus didn’t come to start a religion.”  He came with a challenging message to inspire us to a level of love and service toward each other that is still revolutionary today.  Book available widely; check your local library. Register here.

Strength to Love

Wednesdays | April 28 – May 26 | 6:30-8:00 PM  OR
Tuesdays | May 4 – 25 |  6:00-7:30 PM   

Join us to explore selected chapters from the Martin Luther King, Jr. book, Strength to Love. This work reveals many of King’s deepest insights about life, good, evil, social justice, and Christian faith. Join a new 4-week small group to read and discuss his writings while considering their relevance today. The book is available online and in stores; check The Well Bookstore.

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Creating Beloved Community
Saturdays | May 1 – 22 | 9:00 – 10:30 AM OR
Tuesdays | May 4-25 | 9:00 – 10:30 AM 

Join us to answer questions and discuss practical ways to create Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of a Beloved Community. What are the traits of a Beloved Community? What would our communities be like if we confronted anger and divisiveness with unconditional love? What would our church look like, and be like if Beloved Community was a reality? Once class starts, you will be provided with a discussion guide each week.

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