Team MembersJan Warren
Member Lafayette Christian Church
Pastor Tapestry Ministries, Berkeley
Health & Human Services/Outreach, 2008
Outreach Minister at CHAM Deliverance Ministry
San Jose, 2007
Director of Spiritual Care & Chaplain, Ritter Center, San Rafael
Orchard Valley Christian Church,
New Spirit, Berkeley, 2012
The Disciples 20/20 Vision and Reconciliation
The Christian Church of Northern California-Nevada recognizes that God calls us to embrace the diversity of the world around us! Likewise, we recognize that in the course of our church's history, we have fallen short of that call, and that the sin of racism and other forms of oppression keep us from being in full relationship with our God. For that reason, the CCNC-N has embraced the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)'s 2020 Vision to become an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, pro-reconciling church by the year 2020! Below is information on the ways we're striving to achieve this dream of God's realm on earth.
Information on Reconciliation Ministries in the larger body of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Check out this must‐see sermon: “Take a Knee” – A Sermon from Minister of Reconciliation, by April Johnson, Minister of Reconciliation.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Partnering with Oakland Peace Center’s on Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on January 16, 2017 at OPC. An inclusivity film will be shown and then a discussion will follow with a panel.
2018 Anti-Racism Training Workshops
2017 Anti-Racism Training Workshops
Request for cultural competency training
2016 Reconciliation Happenings
2016 Approved Reconciliation Grants
Grant to First Christian Church Vallejo
This new ministry will offer after school programming and support that builds self-esteem and feelings of self worth among the students in the Vallejo community.This program challenges the root causes of systemic racism, exclusion, and oppression. In addition, it enables students to re-invision themselves and their future and to gain self-discipline and empower them with tools for peaceful conflict resolution.
The students will have the opportunity to create a new supportive community that helps them to transform themselves as well as their families with hope.Grant to Oakland Peace Center
Funding to support the community-created mural, which offers prayers for healing justice.
The outside mural was created using the gifts of community members who participated in workshops to create the peace mural for the surrounding community
As Monica Cross shared art speaks in ways that no words are needed. This mural will speak to all English and non-English speakers.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Award
The CCNC-N region over the past 9 years has recognized Disciples in our region who have exemplified the qualities of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
IS YOUR CHURCH REACHING OUT TO A DIFFERENT CULTURE, OR WORKING TO EMPOWER A MARGINALIZED COMMUNITY?
APPLY FOR A RECONCILIATION GRANT TO HELP YOU DO GOD’S WORK ON THIS FRONT!
The purpose of the Reconciliation Grant Program is to support congregations in doing the work of building up a reconciling, open and inclusive identity, challenging the sins of racism, exclusion and oppression.
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