We help leaders to build multi-ethnic churches, colleges, and ministries.

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Ways we help

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Multi-day, discussion oriented, cross-cultural competency training programs for leaders. Focused on essential principles and practical application.
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Joint Trainings

Partner with other organizations in your area to share the time and cost of hosting a certification or other training program.
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Quickly collect and analyze survey data from your staff and members and use the results to make more effective decisions.
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High quality, low cost training for your entire organization without the time/expense of hosting a guest speaker or traveling to a conference.
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Scenario-based, online training modules. Includes videos by experts and peers. Great for individual, small group, or organization-wide training.
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Discussion Starters

Looking for an easy place to start? Try these 1-2 page handouts with related discussion questions.
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Resources Directory

Articles, books, Bible studies, exercises, talks, videos, etc. recommended by our team and members.
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Why we focus on ethnicity

Who we’ve worked with

We have enjoyed working with Christian leaders in churches, colleges, and ministries across the U.S. and the world. Click here to learn more.

What people are saying

Here are some comments by clients, partners, and multi-ethnic experts. Click here for additional comments by training participants.
Dr. Brenda Salter-McNeil
President, Salter-McNeil and Associates
“ReNew Partnerships provides outstanding opportunities for people to learn from top multi-ethnic experts and practitioners in personal, practical, and interactive ways.”

Dr. Michael Emerson
Co-Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research “Racial issues are complex, and essential to address. ReNew Partnerships is a treasure chest of knowledge, tools, and expertise to help us move into a multiethnic/multiracial future. I refer pastors and ministry leaders to their training resources almost daily.”

Dr. David Anderson
Senior Pastor of Bridgeway Community Church
“I’m excited and encouraged by the great work that ReNew Partnerships is doing to equip Christian leaders with the on-going coaching and resourcing they need to be successful in building multi-ethnic organizations.”
Glen Kinoshita
Director of Multi-ethnic Programs at Biola University
“Renew Partnerships has provided workshops on our campus with solid biblical foundations and practical applications. They have been invaluable for our students.”
Brooke Chapman
Director of Program & Staff Development with City on a Hill
“ReNew Partnerships has given us effective and affordable training tools for our Board of Directors and staff. We have used multiple resources from ReNew, all of which have proven to help generate conversation and thought on issues of diversity.”
Dr. Michelle Loyd-Paige
Dean for Multicultural Affairs at Calvin College
“We have used ReNew Partnerships’ e-learning for class assignments and faculty/staff professional development. I highly recommend the training. It is not only cost effective, but it is also a valuable tool for starting (and energizing) needed conversations about diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation.”
Greg Leeper
Dean of Students, North Central University
“ReNew Partnerships created a safe environment for our students to relate and discuss often-intimidating issues. I especially appreciated the variety in the content (Bible, personal stories, facts and figures, etc), as it connected with a diverse group of people.”
Steve Ross
Coord. of Multicultural Student Advancement, The Master’s College
“Renew Partnerships has greatly assisted The Master’s College in developing cultural and ethnic unity on our campus. The workshops have given us the necessary resources we need for effective training, and provided a healthy gauge for the breadth of our institution’s diversity initiatives.”

Recommended Resources Directory

Here are a few recent additions to our recommended resources directory:

We need more cooks in the kitchen (the benefits of climate surveys)

When we first began to provide multi-ethnic training resources, I wasn’t convinced that climate surveys were all that helpful. “After all,” I thought, “don’t we have a pretty good idea [...]

Recent events in LA, MN, and TX and practical steps

It's difficult to know how to respond to tragic events like these. Here are some suggestions and free resources that can help.

“Where should we begin?”

It's a good question that often comes up. Here are the two things I typically encourage leaders to start with...

What can we learn from Mizzou?

I would like to suggest a couple of things we can learn from the situation at Mizzou...

People of the Dream by Michael Emerson

An excellent book on the ups and downs of building multiracial congregations based on thousands of interviews.

United by Faith by DeYoung, Emerson, Yancey, and Kim

Covers a wide variety of "the essentials" including: the Biblical basis, history, rationale, answering objections, benefits, challenges, etc.