Holistic Equity Anti-Racism Training
What is H.E.A.R.T.?
H.E.A.R.T. brings a unique blend of deep on-the-ground ministry experience within The United Methodist Church and a faith-based approach to anti-racist training and transformation of the United Methodists of North Carolina to meet the following objectives over the next 18 months:
- Develop and deliver training materials, resources, and tools to prospective trainers to enable change at scale in developing anti-racist disciples, leaders, healthy congregations, and systemic change at the Conference level.
- Conduct Train-the-Trainer cohorts to enable passionate and committed trainers to facilitate learning opportunities for NCC to be H.E.A.R.T. disciples.
Why H.E.A.R.T. Discipleship?
- Foundation of anti-racism as a spiritual practice: We believe it is important to start by addressing racism as a matter of the soul.
- Promoting racial appreciation, equity, and inclusivity: We are committed to changing our policies and practices to oppose racism and promote these values at all levels actively.
- Biblical and theological articulation of our spiritual calling: The church needs to be fluent in articulating our calling to fight racism and has a deeper understanding of cultures for effective ministry.
- Discussing racism as a spiritual issue: Recent events have highlighted the importance of addressing racism as a spiritual issue, and we feel the call to take action and create lasting change.
- Moving from apathy to unity: We must actively seek self-reflection, confront our blind spots, silence racist behavior, practice solidarity and trust, and stay in love with God.
- Equipping disciples with anti-racism: H.E.A.R.T. training will equip participants to embody anti-racism as a spiritual practice and contribute to a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable Body of Christ.
Get an idea of how the curriculum will flow
- Culture, Ethnicity & Race
- History of Racism & the Church
- Power & Privilege
- H.E.A.R.T. Discipleship