Starts Monday, March 1, 2021 @ 3 PM ET

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Rediscipling the White Church:

A Four-Session Learning Community


Pursuing racial reconciliation and justice as a church leader or pastor is not an easy task, especially in majority-white settings. There are unique challenges, and the road ahead seems interminably long and challenging. It can also be a lonely and isolating journey, as you contend with criticism and pushback from your church or from others around you. Where can you find a safe place to share and process your struggles in this area?

If you are looking for an experience that can provide you with support from like-minded co-laborers for racial justice, this four-session learning community led by pastor David Swanson, author of Rediscipling the White Church, and Krystal Speed from Missio Alliance, is just for you. Each session will provide space for building new ministry skills, peer mentoring, and accountability. As you share, listen, and process together with other pastors and church leaders who are dealing with similar issues, you will experience support and safety to strengthen you in the journey of rediscipling your churches into true solidarity with the whole body of Christ.

Additionally, each session Missio Alliance's Krystal Speed, Operations Strategist and Church Consultant, will help leaders connect their rediscipling efforts to how their organizations and teams function.

Participants will be expected to:

  • Read the assigned chapters of Rediscipling the White Church OR watch the relevant sessions of the Rediscipling the White Church on Seminary Now

    (Use the promo code MISSIO21 at for 40% off and free shipping for the book, or the promo code REDISCIPLING30 for 30% off at
  • Commit to attending each of the four sessions (March 1, 8, 15 & 22)
  • Come prepared to engage with the ideas, share and pray with one another, and experience mutual accountability
  • Maintain confidentiality


March 1, 8, 15 & 22, 3-4:30 PM ET

*Price: $49 (or $29 for Friends Network members)

(*Scholarships available for those with financial hardship; please email

Starts March 1, 2021 // 3 PM ET


David Swanson is the founding pastor of New Community Covenant Church, an intentionally multiracial congregation in Chicago's Bronzeville community, and serves as CEO of New Community Outreach, a nonprofit working to reduce causes of trauma in the neighborhood. He is a former Director of Church Planting for the Evangelical Covenant Church and the author of Rediscipling the White Church: From Cheap Diversity to True Solidarity. He and Maggie have been married for 20 years and they have two sons. You can connect with David online at, on Twitter, or Facebook.

Krystal Speed joined the Missio Alliance team as the Conference Strategist for the 2019 National Gathering. Since, she has provided operational and event management support for the organization. Through her company, Krystal Speed Consulting, she provides project management, program design and human capital management services to churches, nonprofits and small businesses. As the HR Strategist with The COO Team, she facilitates the People Academy, a 90 day intensive that helps leaders strategically plan for and address their people needs, while leveling up their systems.