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:
Our 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

F. Willis Johnson has served in professional ministry in Indiana and North Carolina for the last 15 years. He currently leads Wellspring Church in Ferguson, MO, as senior minister, where thousands have been influenced by his prophetic, faith-filled reflections and strategies on social justice and racial understanding. He counsels Bishops, General Board agencies, Conferences and local churches across the country.  Johnson’s writing and lecturing credits range from TIME Magazine, National Public Radio, universities and seminaries, to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History Culture.

He is also Vosburgh Visiting Professor of Ministry and Social Engagement at Drew Theological School.