Grounded in the wisdom of Paul’s letter to the Roman church, R12 is designed to help congregations and individuals respond to cultural and political polarization in ways that mirror the heart and mind of Jesus.
The Church has a powerful alternative to political and cultural division if we avoid the temptations of fight or flight. Loving each other despite our differences requires practices and habits for individuals and congregations. R12 provides tools designed to help congregations understand, assess, and respond to political and cultural polarization.
- God First Mentality
- Humble Self-Image
- Loving Mindset
- Blessing Methodology
- Unity, not Unanimity
- Proactive Structures
How Polarized Are We?
The church should be a place where we work through differences in love and talk about our convictions without demonizing those who may disagree.
How Can R12 Help Our Church?
Assess and Respond to Polarization
Create Room for Differences
Understand, assess, and respond to political and cultural polarization.
- Free Polarization Quiz
- Transforming Church Leaders Workshop
- Complete a Polarization Risk Assessment
- Multi-Week Congregational Bible Study
A Renewed Mindset
Loving each other despite differences requires practices and habits for individuals, but it also requires congregational structures that reinforce those practices and habits. The R12 Project is designed with that goal in mind.
R12 will help congregations and individuals develop the tools they need to respond to cultural and political polarization in ways that mirror the heart and mind of Jesus.
Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.- Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love