The NC Synod, in its new vision statement, is committed to growing and caring for whole and healthy leaders. Included in that effort is the promise to develop culturally-sensitive leaders. We stand ready to celebrate and lift up the gifts of all of God’s people and to learn together how to best reflect God’s beautiful creation in the body of Christ that is our synod.

This is a day that will change your life. I thought I knew the history of racism in America. I thought I was ‘enlightened’ about the hurdles African Americans are still jumping to live without barriers. I thought I had put aside the assumptions I’d learned as a child to make. … until I sat through and then later led this workshop. It changed me, though I still have a ways to go.

Pastor Jennifer Ginn, Cross & Crown Lutheran Church, Matthews

 Training Opportunity

In collaboration with the Director for Evangelical Mission, the African Descent Strategy Team will help to provide opportunities for the NC Synod to prepare leaders for healthy intercultural and interracial interactions for the sake of the world.

March 07, 2020Cross & Crown, Matthews
March 28, 2020Grace, Hendersonville
April 25, 2020St. Paul's, Wilmington

Congregation members are invited to attend.
Pastors and Deacons are required to attend one of the trainings. There is no cost & lunch will be provided. The training begins at 9 a.m. and will conclude by 4:30 p.m.

For more information contact:
Athena Thomasson-Bless