What Is Pursue GracePursue Grace workshops are led by Michelle Torbor and facilitated by Kim Robichaud. We explore the topic of racial division within our churches and communities. Workshops include a focus on Scripture, research, and exploratory breakout sessions that encourage an open dialogue on the topic of racial reconciliation in the modern-day church.
Pursue Grace is a division of Cardinal Counseling & Consulting, Inc.
Why This ConversationRacial division exists in our world but this is not a part of God’s plan. In fact, racial division is in direction contradiction to the Gospel and hinders our work as witnesses of the Gospel.
Pursue Grace is inspired by the call throughout the book of Acts to spread the gospel “to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). As Christianity was introduced, Judeo-Christians fought against differences that threatened to disqualify non-Jews of the salvation that Jesus promised. It turns out that ethnic, racial, or cultural differences are no match for the grace of God that is available “for all who are far off - for all whom the Lord our God will call” (Acts 2:39).
This message is essential for modern-Christians to consider today. It serves to remind us that since salvation is available for all and we are the witnesses that will lead lost people to know of our Savior, we cannot afford to ignore or oppress people groups that differ from our own. We must “finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given us - the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace” (Acts 20:24).
Who Should ComeWorkshops are designed for anyone interested in discussing the problematic topic of racial division within our churches and communities. This may include church groups, church leadership, and/or all individuals who wonder how they can be a part of breaking down racial barriers and moving toward racial reconciliation through grace.
About the SpeakersMichelle Torbor, MA, ALC, NCC is a Mental Health Counselor, speaker, and owner of Cardinal Counseling and Consulting in Birmingham, AL. Michelle received a B.A. in Psychology from Auburn University and a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University. She is a life-long learner who seeks to combine research, Scripture, and the art of counseling to cultivate healing and growth in challenging areas, such as racial division. As the daughter of a Black father and White Jewish mother, Michelle has learned to navigate the realities of racial differences and is passionate about reconciling those differences in light of Biblical truths.
Kimberly Robichaud has a passion for growing awareness and action around diversity and inclusion. She is a Diversity and Inclusion Specialist within Learning & Development for a financial institution and a recent graduate of Georgetown University’s Executive Certificate Program in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management. While half of her professional career has been associated with various areas of federal law enforcement, she has 20 years of experience with leadership, management and leader training both in the USAF and corporate banking.
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