Pursuing Racial Justice & Reconciliation


“Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the
plead the case of the widow.”
Isaiah 1:17 NIV


We are at at a pivotal moment in our country. As followers of Jesus, seeking justice and reconciliation through confronting racism and white supremacy is central to Jesus’ call to love our neighbors. On the whole, the Church in America has been all too often complicit through silence or outright participation in the systemic racism that’s pervaded our country’s history. At Restoration, we believe the journey of repentance and faithfulness lies in education, conversation, and action. On this page, you’ll find resources and connections to help you take your next step. If you’re interested in signing up for our Be The Bridge 101 class, scroll to the bottom of the page!

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Be The Bridge

Before we can have much-needed conversations about racial reconciliation, many white people need to understand their own identity and story concerning race. Recent, a group of 25-30 people from a variety of churches completed Be The Bridge 101a class specifically designed to help white people understand white supremacy, identity, fragility, and privilege. In the next month, we’re hoping to start multiple Be The Bridge 2.0 groups, a 9-session experience focused on awareness, acknowledgement and lament, guilt and shame, confession, forgiveness, repentance, reparation, restoration, and reproduction. On Sunday, July 19th, we’re having a Zoom informational meeting about these groups, which you can register for here.

Buy the workbook here (note: If you’re unable to afford the cost of the workbook, please let us know. We’ll cover it for you!)