Racial Justice

Juneteenth 2021

As a way of practicing the discipline of remembrance and honoring our black brothers and sisters, we invite you to read an article, watch a video or attend an event. Click here to access a few resources related to Juneteenth.  

Our Mission

The Racial Justice Team exists to guide Baseline in the pursuit of Biblically-based racial reconciliation and justice that results in engagement, transformation, and mobilization of individuals and the church as a whole. We will do this by... 

  • Facilitating ongoing learning opportunities

  • Developing formational spaces

  • Cultivating discipleship practices

  • Advocating for meaningful action

Our Values
  • Love: empathy, compassion, forgiveness, kindness, respect, and grace for our fellow image-bearers (Colossians 3:14)

  • Biblical Foundation: remaining rooted in Scripture, not formed by the world, even as we respond and engage with the world (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

  • Prayer: submitting ourselves to the Holy Spirit for provision, inspiration, guidance and correction (Philippians 4:6-7)

  • Humility: adopting a learning posture and growth mindset, submitting to one another (Philippians 2:3-4)

  • Action: leveraging the pathway of Listen, Learn, and Lament toward meaningful Labor for the sake of others (James 2:14-17)

  • Courage: boldly carrying the truth in love despite fear, apathy or opposition from others and from within ourselves  (John 16:33)

Vision and Purpose of this Guide

The following are resources to equip and educate our Baseline community in the areas of racism, oppression, injustice, and inequity. Our hope is that our hearts would be stirred to action in response to all forms of oppression and injustices in our world today.

This list is by no means exhaustive. Rather, it is a jumping-off point. For many of us, the best place to start is listening and learning. We recognize that we are all at different points on the journey of learning when it comes to conversations around race. If you feel overwhelmed or don't know where to start, consider choosing just one of the articles to read or one of the sermons to listen to. We trust that the Holy Spirit will continue to lead and guide as we lean into these conversations.

If you're curious to learn more about Baseline's Biblical understanding of racial justice, we'd encourage you to read this letter from the leadership team.

Sermons, Media, Books & Articles

Media

Sermons

Resources for Children and Parents