This free video exercise is the best place to start. It helps your team discuss and apply foundational concepts for building a multi-ethnic organization. Watch the video
Customized, interactive, on-site training programs focused on biblical principles, foundational concepts, and the goals and needs of your organization. Learn more
Partner with other organizations in your area to share the work and cost associated with hosting a certification or other training program. Learn more
High quality training for your team by leading multi-ethnic experts across the U.S. without the time and expense of hosting a guest speaker or traveling to a conference. Learn more
Help your leaders to determine if they are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to build a healthy, multi-ethnic organization. Learn more
Measure race/ethnic dynamics in your organization then analyze the results and determine action steps using our powerful online system. Learn more
Engaging, scenario-based training designed with leading experts. Includes 60+ videos by experts/peers. Great for individual, group, or organization-wide training. Learn more
A quick, easy, and inexpensive way to prompt productive conversations with your team on key ethnicity-related topics. View discussion starters
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Why we focus on ethnicity
Jesus and the early Christians modeled cross-cultural love and unity in their diverse, but divided, societies. But, many Christians struggle with how to follow their example. For the last two centuries, Christian churches, colleges, and ministries have remained some of the most ethnically segregated institutions in the U.S.
Many leaders want to build healthy, multi-ethnic organizations, but are not sure where to begin or how to address cross-cultural challenges when they arise. Others rely on an open door policy, advertising, conferences, or designating a diversity specialist and find that these efforts are not adequate to achieve their goals.
Do you live in an increasingly diverse city or community? If so, you’re not alone. Rapid demographic changes are creating exciting new opportunities and big challenges for Christian organizations. It is essential to recognize and adjust to these changes in order to remain effective and sustainable in the decades to come.
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.
“ReNew Partnerships provides outstanding opportunities for people to learn from top multi-ethnic experts and practitioners in personal, practical, and interactive ways.” – Dr. Brenda Salter-McNeil, President, Salter-McNeil and Associates
“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. Michael Emerson, Provost, North Park University
“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.” – Dr. David Anderson, Senior Pastor of Bridgeway Community Church
“Renew Partnerships has provided workshops on our campus with solid biblical foundations and practical applications. They have been invaluable for our students.” – Glen Kinoshita, Director of Multi-ethnic Programs at Biola University
“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.” – Brooke Chapman, Director of Program & Staff Development with City on a Hill
“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.” – Dr. Michelle Loyd-Paige, Dean for Multicultural Affairs at Calvin College
“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.” – Greg Leeper, Dean of Students, North Central University
“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.” – Steve Ross, Coord. of Multicultural Student Advancement, The Master’s College