Read in 2 mins Leader Resources » Other Leader Resources Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email It’s Time to Talk About Race in Children’s Ministry: Webinar and Resources Published: April 14, 2021 The conversation on race and children’s ministry is just beginning. Before you dive into these resources, watch the “Time to Talk About Race in Children’s Ministry” Webinar here. Our prayer is that you’ll take the information you learn in this important webinar and keep exploring, continue talking, and continue connecting. So, we’ve gathered a trove of information here to assist you in your journey. Self-Tests These self-tests allow you to better assess your personal blindspots and hidden biases. These are also great tools to use for yourself or with a team to spark discussion. Harvard’s Project Implicit Bias Self-Test Self-Assessment of Anti-Bias Behavior (Anti-Defamation League) Articles on Race Want to dig deeper into each topic as it relates to self-awareness, bias, discrimination, and prevention in teams and with children? Then look at these articles. Racism and the Role of the Children’s Ministry Leader (Michayla White, incm.org) Test Yourself for Hidden Bias (tolerance.org) Checking Your Blindspot (boyden.com) How to Check Your Unconscious Biases (folio.com) Looking for Excellent “Diverse” Books for Children? Start Here. (embracerace.org) 10 Things Your Ministry Can Do to Help Stop Racism Before It Starts (childrensministry.com) Breaking the Cycle of Racism in the Classroom (eric.gov) 6 Ways to Prevent Racism in Schools (kickboardforschools.com) What This Pastor Observed at the Atlanta Riot (churchleaders.com) 6 Truths the Church Should Understand About Gen Z and Racial Justice (Lifeway) Books and Resources About Race Looking for a much deeper look into understanding the reality of racism, its roots, and its impacts while exploring how we can change? Then check out these books. White Awake by Daniel Hill Disunity in Christ by Christena Cleveland Embrace by Leroy Barber Trouble I’ve Seen by Drew Hart The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby The First R by Debra Van Ausdale and Joe Feagin Beyond the Golden Rule (tolerance.org) Bridging Theory and Practice in Children’s Spirituality (Zondervan) Unity in Diversity / Psalm 133 (McClean Bible Church) Children’s Resources These books are a great way to encourage children to open up and talk about things they experience and witness. God Made Me and You: Celebrating God’s Design for Ethnic Diversity by Shai Linne ColorFull: Celebrating the Colors God Gave Us by Doreena Williamson God’s Very Good Idea by Trillia Newbell The Gospel in Color by Curtis Woods and Jarvis Williams (kids and parents versions available) Discussions About Race with Children These resources support adults while they seek dialogue with children about race. Four Questions to Ask Yourself Before Talking to Your Kids About Racism (theparentcue.org) Talking to Kids About Racism by Age (mother.ly) Talking About Race (National Museum of African American History and Culture) Sesame Street Town Hall on Racism (cnn.com) Talking to Kids About Race (National Geographic) Sponsored by Group.com and Children’s Ministry Magazine Want more articles for children’s ministry leaders? Then check these out. And for even more ideas and daily posts of inspiration, follow us on Facebook! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!