We are committed to continue growing to become the multiethnic church God intends us to be. We desire to be in deep relationship with one another.  For this to be real, it has to go beyond appearances into learning about and dismantling systems of racism and white privilege. The resources below are helpful in learning to authentically grow into the community Christ has called us to be here at Madison Church.

mART:Madison Antiracism Team

CORR Understanding Racism Training

Madison was one of the founding members of this organization and all staff and ministry leaders are required to attend this training. This is a great way to begin your journey towards anti-racism.

Books and Resources

Getting Started

White Awake by Daniel Hill
This book is easy to read and from a Christian perspective. If you can’t attend a CORR training, this book is a great way to get a lot of the same information.

Systemic Racism Explained
Systemic racism affects every area of life in the US. From incarceration rates to predatory loans. Here’s a closer look at what systemic racism is, and how we can solve it.

103 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
A list of resources and ideas to combat racism. 

Movies To Watch

Other Resources

Faith Based Resources:
  • Justice too Long Delayed from Christian Today
  • How has Racial injustice Benefitted me by Phil Vischer Blog and Video
  • The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change by Brenda Stalter McNeil

Other Helpful Books:
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Going Deeper

Faith-Based Resources:
Other Helpful Books:
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehishi Coates
  • Color of Compromise- Jemar Tibsy
  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  • How to be an Anti-racist by Abram X. Kendi
  • Brainwashed by Tom Burrell
  • The New Jim Crow By Michelle Alexander
  • A City within a City: The Black Freedom Struggle in Grand Rapids, Michigan by Todd Robinson

Resources for Parents: