Prejudice and racial reconciliation are complex topics – but teaching the simple truths of God’s Word will help raise a new generation that can do better, even while we await the final healing to come when Christ returns. We must continue to be the church by making disciples for the transformation of the world. But the Hope of Christ speaks directly to issues of justice and racial reconciliation.
This post is our collection of articles and teaching resources to address the sins of bigotry as a course of ministry in our local churches. Prejudice is an issue of the heart, which a change of heart possible through the grace of God at work in the Gospel of Jesus.
Please leave a comment to suggest more resources for this list – there are many more out there I’d love to add but need your help to share them here too.
Kids’ Bible Lessons about Racial Equality and God’s Love for All
- The Gospel in Color – 4 part teaching series
- Anti-Racism – 3 lessons from Cokesbury Kids
- All People Matter to God – single lesson plan on being made in the image of God
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day Message: No More Prejudice! (by Children’s Ministry Magazine)
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day Children’s Church Lesson (by Children’s Ministry Deals)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Resources (by Sermons4Kids)
Articles and Resources for Church Leaders for Responding to Racism
- Racism and Inclusion in Children’s Ministry
- Racism And The Role Of The Children’s Ministry Leader (by Michayla White at INCM)
- Podcast – Bridging the Racial Divide- Mahogany Dudley-Finley & Pastor Eric Hamp
- Resources On Understanding Issues of Race (by Same Luce)
- 10 Things Your Ministry Can Do to Help Stop Racism Before It Starts (by Children’s Ministry Magazine)
- Why We Must Start Talking About Race in Our Children’s Ministries (by Children’s Ministry Magazine)
- RACE, RECONCILIATION, DISABILITY AND THE CHURCH (by Stephen Grcevich MD and Key Ministry)
- Anit-Racism Resources (compiled by Illustrated Children’s Ministry)
- Anti-Racism Resources (by the United Church of Christ)
- Five Steps for Racial Reconciliation on Sunday at 11 a.m (by DA Carson)
- 15 Classroom Resources for Discussing Racism, Policing, and Protest (non-religious but helpful)
- Racism: Prayer and Study Group Guides (from LifeWay for adults but could be adapted)
- We are All Equal in God’s Eyes (Adult Bible lesson from Wisconsin United Church of Christ)