Determine the patterns of resistance to racial reconciliation, their root cause, their longevity, and trajectory.
Congregational Demographics Report
Patterns of Resistance and their causes
Longterm threats to community witness and engagement
Analysis There is no way to prescribe an appropriate plan for racial reconciliation if the pressing issues and obstacles to that reconciliation are not clearly defined. Many churches have subtle patterns that remain hidden in plain sight to many leaders and congregants because they have become routines, standard practices, and, simply put, 'the way we do ministry'.
We have 3 very valuable and strategic questions that help expose the root cause of these patterns in order to prescribe the appropriate and practical Approach in Step 2.