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MichaelOEmerson250ashxWebinar: How Race Works Today with Dr. Michael Emerson
Thur, 10/8/15, 2-3 p.m. EST
How do present-day racial dynamics in our country impact our ability to build multi-ethnic churches, colleges, and ministries?
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joel-perezWebinar: Recruiting Ethnically Diverse Students with Dr. Joel Pérez
Fri, 11/20/15, Part 1: 1-2 p.m. EST, Part 2: 2:30-3:30 p.m. EST (you can register for either or both parts)
How can Christian colleges effectively recruit and retain ethnically diverse students?
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Ways we help



Multi-day, discussion oriented, cross-cultural competency training programs for leaders. Focused on essential principles and practical application.
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Individual training presentations delivered on-site or online by our team and/or guest experts. Ex. chapel talk, workshop, webinar.
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Customized, online climate survey to measure key ethnicity-related dynamics in your organization. Includes powerful data analysis system.
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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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Personalized, on-going help with planning and projects via on-site visits or phone/web conferences.
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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 about our organization by clients, partners, and multi-ethnic experts. Click here for more comments.
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:
  • peopleofthedream2

People of the Dream by Michael Emerson

An excellent book on the ups and downs of building multiracial congregations based on thousands of interviews.
  • unitedbyfaith2

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.
  • ljrd

Let Justice Roll Down by John Perkins

A classic, must read book by one of the greatest advocates for racial reconciliation of our time.
  • wru

Winning the Race to Unity by Clarence Shuler

"This book is a cry for help, a call to attention, and a sober and prophetic warning. To me, it's must reading for Evangelical pastors and churches." - Eric Weiss
  • ica

Introducing Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective by Howell and Paris

Learn about anthropology, sociology, intercultural studies, and missions from a Christian perspective.
  • tsoh

This Side of Heaven by Priest and Nieves

"This Side of Heaven is a major contribution to the study of race, ethnicity, and religion." - Michael O. Emerson