Facing the Future 2018 Flyer

Help us spread the word and invite your colleagues! To download the Facing the Future 2018 flyer, click here.


The Implicit Association Test (IAT)

The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit attitude that you did not know about. This might be a tool to for the clergy and/or congregation in the CRCC ministry setting to gain understanding about the undercurrent of their thoughts and attitudes toward others of different race and culture.

To find out more, visit
To take the test, visit


Open Space Technology

Facing the Future 2018 does not end on May 9 with the closing worship. We believe that Facing the Future is not just an event, but an ongoing process of networking and conversation to continue the movement into the future. Therefore, we are offering an opportunity for continued conversation and sharing our visions by using Open Space Technology. We will be hosting the Online Open Space event beginning Tuesday, May 15 through Thursday, May 17. The dialogue sessions will occur between 12 noon and 5:30 pm ET each day. Please save the date to ensure participation in conversations that stir your passion.

Open Space Technology is a simple and powerful way to get people and organizations moving — when and where it’s needed most. During this time you will listen and learn from each other, and, when appropriate, take collective responsibility for future actions. In Open Space, the agenda is set by people with the power and desire to see it through.

To learn more, visit and watch this video.


Story Booth

Everyone has a story and Facing the Future Story Booth is a space to share your experiences in cross-racial/cross-cultural ministry. Choose a talking partner and video your conversation using your smartphone. We will post the short video clips during the event and on the Facing the Future Facebook Group.


Facing the Future Facebook Group

Join other participants of Facing the Future on Facebook and use the group as a forum for conversation, networking, and sharing stories and ideas for clergy in CR/CC appointments.


Learning from Strangers: Best Practices for Cross-Racial and Cross-Cultural Ministry

The General Commission on Religion and Race is pleased to offer a new resource to the church in the United States: a best practices manual for ministering in CR/CC settings, including an edition for pastors and lay leadership, and an edition especially for cabinets.

For more information, visit


Vital Conversations Video Series

Vital Conversations Video Series features thought leaders, pastors, theologians, activists, authors, and scholars who share their stories, insights, and expertise on issues related to faith, culture, and fighting oppression in the church and world today.

For videos and study guides, visit