Imago DEI Course
Feb 7-Mar 28, 9:30-10:15am via Zoom
“God created us in his own image” (Genesis 1:27). The Creator of every detail of our universe magnificently designed us to reflect Him in our moral, spiritual, and intellectual essence. The doctrine of the Imago Dei is a driver of who we are and how we are to value every person as equally made in God’s image.
The past year has been essential in bringing racial equality to the forefront of conversation in our nation and communities. At the individual level, our experiences of racial injustice are not equal. And still, we are each accountable for our actions.
In this course, we will:
- Orientate ourselves to see and value every person as made in God’s image (Gen 1:27)
- Seek to live with humility like Jesus, so as to be better positioned to grow in awareness to navigate inequalities and celebrate diversity (Romans 12:3-5)
- Celebrate God’s design for diversity, people from every nation, tribe, people and language (Revelation 7:9), by intentionally growing our relationship networks
- Design action and a commitment to be more compassionately engaged in our community
The intention of this group is to be a safe, authentic community made up of a diversity of people and perspectives. The weekly design includes:
- Connect – attendees are invited to join early
- Check-in on actions taken
- Discuss content
- Highlight new awareness and course personal action
Building upon their passion for the topic, as well as their previous course The Church and Racial Divide, Bruce & Shirley Menkveld guide this course, with support from Daniel Riemenschneider & Daniel Wright.