Learn how Resilient Church Collective will use a trauma-informed and healing-centered approach to guide Black churches in Texas through traumatic events.

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The year 2020 was devasting — particularly to African-Americans and other people of color. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted major racial and ethnic health disparities. As the coronavirus spread, tragedy of a different kind struck: the killings of unarmed Black people at the hands of police.

We feel these traumas individually — and we feel them collectively as a community. 

As has been the case for centuries, many of us are turning to our houses of worship for solace, guidance, and healing.

Church leaders need guidance, too, as they help congregants process and heal from these recurring devastating events.

A new initiative called the Resilient Church Collective aims to do just that — equip and mobilize churches in Texas to respond to the crises their congregants are facing.

Made possible by a $1 million grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc., the Collective will focus on churches serving African-Americans and other people of color, guiding the leaders of these churches through a framework of trauma-informed healing.

If you lead an eligible church and are interested in participating, we invite you to read these FAQs and submit an application. 

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Commonly Asked Questions

It is a statewide initiative in Texas designed to help leaders of churches serving African-Americans and other people of color through trauma-informed healing. The collective is an initiative of Alliance for Greater WorksTM.