The 400 Conference was a two day event, hosted at Ebenezer Baptist Church on August 2 – 3, 2019. This event gathered 1,000 leaders from across ethnic, gender, denominational, and racial backgrounds from across the country to lean-in and commemorate the 400th year since the introduction of African people into the US colonies, who were then forced into enslavement. The goal of this event was to get leaders engaged in the narrative that has shaped much of American history, highlighting the church’s complicity in such a history.
The event followed the OneRace Model of Transformation, taking leaders on a journey to encounter the sin of historic racism, then moving them to respond to the pain of God and their fellow image bearer. We ended the conference by offering solutions on how leaders should engage in changing the story of our country’s and the Church’s sinful past.