About Grace Relations Network

Welcome to the Grace Relations Network, where grace and truth creates communities of light.  The Grace Relations Network is a network of individuals, churches, and ministries that are passionate about applying the grace of God to conversations about race and ethnicity…grace relations, not race relations.

One of the evils that continues to plague the church and society today is ethnic and racial conflict. Most of the voices we hear are cursing the darkness. In contrast, the Grace Relations Network (GRN) is passionately seeking to create communities of light rather than merely cursing the darkness.

The GRN’s mission is to equip Christians to engage in interracial and multiethnic ministry through:

Encouragement (Ephesians 4:29)

Loving Relationships (John 13:35)

Evangelization & Discipleship (Matthew 28:19-20)

Glorifying God (Matthew 6:9-10)

The GRN seeks to engage in long-term relationships with churches, organizations and individuals by creating a positive, uplifting experience for members and clients to improve their engagement of interracial and unifiying multiethnic conversations and activities. It draws on the international recognition and expertise of Dr. Charles Ware, his Grace DREAM materials, and the expertise and experience of the faculty of Crossroads Bible College to conduct conferences, consulting, and training.

The GRN engages in key partnerships with experts from Crossroads Bible College, Dream Consulting, Culture Answers and National Leaders to offer the following services:

Community and church forums on race relations

One-day conferences that provide networking and collaborative opportunities

GRN membership (3 levels)

Individual/organizational coaching & consulting

Organizational training

Grace Relations Certifications

Development of print and digital resources

Services

TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

Agent, Advocate, or Facilitator

Consulting

Individual or Organization

Subscriptions

Fee-based consultation service

Speakers

Access event speakers

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Resources

Access online & other resources

Training and Certifications

All Grace Relations Training is biblically-based and theological in context. The training is applicable to broad sectors of society wherever constituencies accept the values and principles.


BASIC TRAINING

  • Dare to Dream – crafting the vison
  • Reality Check – considering the culture
  • Expect Challenges – counting the cost
  • Applications in Your Local Context
  • Measurables – evaluating results, clarifying next steps
  • Understanding My Neighbor’s Conscience – interactive workshop
  • Relating Well to Others

GRACE RELATIONS AGENT

  • For the person who wants to learn how to begin grace conversations in the arena of race relations to bridge ethnic and cultural divides.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Requirements: Complete the Basic Training requirement.

GRACE RELATIONS ADVOCATE

  • For the person who wishes to take an active leadership role in grace relations work.
  • Prerequisite: Achieve Agent status by completing level 1 training, have a minimum of 50 hours experience in multiethnic or cross-cultural work approved by GRN
  • Requirements: Complete 6 hours of GRN specialty training.

GRACE RELATIONS TRAINER/FACILITATOR

  • For the person who wishes to actively train others in the Grace Relations Network
  • Prerequisite: Achieve Advocate status by completing level 1 & level 2 training, and have experience working in a multiethnic or cross-cultural context
  • Requirements: Complete 6-8 hours of GRN leadership training as assigned. Complete an application pay a certification fee. Successfully score a minimum grade of 70% on a Grace Relations Trainer test.

GRACE RELATIONS CONSULTANT

  • For the person who wishes to consult with clients in the arena of Grace Relations.
  • Prerequisite: Be commissioned as a Grace Relations Trainer/Facilitator with at least 3 years’ experience working in a multiethnic or cross-cultural context, be active as a GR agent, advocate, and trainer.
  • Requirements: Successfully teach a minimum of 20 hours of GRN materials evaluated by a GRN consultant. Complete an application pay a fee for certification. Successfully score a minimum grade of 70% on a Grace Relations Consultant test.

Consulting


Fee-based consultation services are provided through the Grace Relations Network to churches and organizations to

  • Assist with Grace Relations strategic planning.
  • Offer leadership and ministry ideas.
  • Help with brainstorming about client’s specific ministry context.
  • Help with conflict mediation and resolution.
  • Provide additional training, mentoring, or coaching

Subscription Services


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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

 

  • $15 per month
  • Free webinars
  • E-newsletter
  • Members only event pricing
  • Members only communication and event notifications
  • Members only premium content
  • Access to archived webinars
  • Quarterly Grace Relations conference call
  • Members only web page access
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ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

  • Free webinars
  • E-newsletter
  • Members only event pricing
  • Members only communication and event notifications
  • Members only premium content
  • Access to archived webinars
  • Quarterly Grace Relations conference call
  • Benefits apply to all staff members of member organization
  • Conference discount
  • Organizational strategy session with GRN trainer
  • Organizational quarterly phone consultation with GRN trainer
  • Complete the form and someone will contact you with pricing information