2022 was a year marked by expansion
2022 was a year marked by expansion. To ensure that we expand responsibly, we took a few modest steps this year to build out our infrastructure. These included:
Leased a small office space
Hired a part-time administrative assistant
Hired a part-time social media manager
Added 3 new members to our Academic Advisory Council
Taking these steps will help us make sure we can accommodate the growth the Lord has waiting for us in 2023.
A big part of our ministry time this year was spent developing new resources. We see education as a cornerstone of transforming the narrative about race and justice over the long haul. Here are some of the ways we did that in 2022.
Released the “Reconciled” curriculum into a printed format. (Now available on Amazon),
Generated 20 new blog posts,
Conducted 10 virtual book clubs on race and justice,
Developed 3 new online courses to train future Christian leaders in biblical worldview thinking,
Launched a new podcast ("Off Code") where we discuss key issues in the African American community,
Launched a Facebook support group for "unwoke" home schooling parents,
Launched a new section (White Papers) of the web site to publish academic papers,
Wrote and field tested a new training that addresses the issue of Queer Theory.
Monique continues to be in high demand as an important voice in the conversation about race, justice and unity. She presented at 16 in-person conferences and/or trainings for over 18,000 people, including Wilberforce Weekend through the Colson Center, Reality Conference through Stand to Reason, and Summit Ministries Student Conference. She also appeared on more than 25 podcasts, reaching over 100,000 people.
Find out more about what CFBU is doing by downloading our 2022 Impact Report.
Conversations of race, gender and sexuality, and disability theory continue to create deep divisions within our churches. As we look forward to the New Year, we are excited to see what the Lord has planned. Here are some of our ministry goals to Amplify our Voice in 2023:
Write a full-length book answering the 10 most common questions we get on race and racism from a biblical point of view.
Develop and release a video-based curriculum aligned with our forthcoming book for small groups.
Expand the Academic Advisory Council into other disciplines.
Develop and launch a CFBU app.
Develop and launch three new online courses.
Travel and speak at churches, ministries, and schools.
Publish 24 blog posts.
Publish 6 white papers.
Produce 24 episodes of our podcast, Off Code.
Produce 30 episodes of our podcast, All The Things.
There are many Christians who don’t yet know the hope of one race, one people and one Savior. We need your help to reach them with the message that we are already reconciled in Christ.