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Summit Follow-Up

GOAL:
To create a church body that transcends the social barriers of race, culture, class, ethnicity, gender, disabilities, etc., by reflecting the love and oneness of a new humanity in Christ.

OBJECTIVE:
To design and implement over the course of a three-year period (1999 �?? 2002), a set of bold new initiatives which will engage more fully North American Division leadership in translating the initiatives of the 1999 Race Summit to the congregational level.

Activities

  Timetable

Appoint officially the Office of Human Relations as the Division's coordinator of the Millennium 2002 Race Relations Initiative.
Responsibility: President of the North American Division

Plan a second Summit that will be progress-oriented, focusing on the achievements made by the Division as a result of its focus on the recommendations identified during the 1999 Summit on Race Relations.
Responsibility: Race Relations Committee and Office of Human Relations

Build on the moral imperative of Jesus that will lead to a true diversity that incorporates culture, race, gender, and disability.
Responsibility: President of the North American Division and The Division Executive Committee

Create a vision for the future of our Church based on values so its public and internal image will be one of inclusiveness and racial harmony.
Responsibility: The Office of Strategic Planning working with NAD Departments and Entities and the Division Executive Committee

Create a strategic plan to achieve that vision in:
The ecclesiastical structure, with measurable objectives for diversity that will include seeking potential leaders and mentoring them;
Responsibility: The President of the North American Division, Officers, Presidents and Officers of Local Conferences, Union Conferences, and the Executive Committee of the NAD


Congregations, to develop approaches to increase sensitivity to each others' history, culture, personal experience, dreams for the future, and the intentional cooperation and exchange of the members of diverse congregations;
Responsibility: The President of the North American Division, Officers, Presidents and Officers of Local Conferences, Union Conferences, the Executive Committee of the NAD, Ministerial Associations, and Pastors the North American Division


Education, utilizing all the media of the Church, reaching all levels of the Church, presenting practical pathways to inclusivity;
Responsibility: North American Division Education, Youth, Children's Ministries, Pathfindering and Camp Departments


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