Holding Up Your Corner Participant Book

Guided Conversations about Race

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Holding Up Your Corner Participant Book
Paperback ISBN: 9781501837623
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Published January 2017

A unique, conversation-based experience that pastors facilitate for their communities.

Holding Up Your Corner: Guided Conversations About Race is a unique, conversation-based experience that pastors facilitate for their communities.

The resource includes everything pastors need to organize, host, and lead the events:
- a one- or two-day Conversation, hosted by the church, including people from the congregation and the wider community
- people from various backgrounds gather for large-group presentations and small-group discussions
- includes
multiple video Conversation Starters from pastors and others across the
US who share their own experiences, fears, and realizations about race
- face to face conversations lead to radically new understanding
- each
community determines the outcomes of their own Conversations, which may
include new relationships and ministries in the community

The Promise for Participants:
lives change when we sit with one another and converse. When we share
our own stories and listen to another. Real, honest, vulnerable
conversation leads to empathy. It fosters our understanding and
sharpens our convictions. It breaks down barriers and builds surprising
new relationships. Conversation leads to change.
Gather with
diverse people from your community for a series of guided conversations
that will empower you individually and together to embody God's promises
of hope and justice for all.


About the Author

F. Willis Johnson

A third-generation educator, Rev. Dr. F. Willis Johnson is a spiritual entrepreneur. An elder in the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, Johnson is a respected scholar-practitioner, fellow and author of Holding Up Your Corner: Talking About Race in Your Community.
Johnson holds fellowships at Bridge Alliance and Walker Leadership Institute-Eden Seminary. He is a former Vosburgh Visiting Professor of Ministry and Social Engagement at Drew University’s Theological School.
Currently, he is the leadership pastors Living Tree Church and adjunct faculty at Methodist Theological School of Ohio (MTSO).