Hearts Exchanged is a learning and action journey designed to equip Reformed Christians to engage with Indigenous people as neighbours and fellow image bearers.
This co-learning setting models the sacred journey of reconciliation, preparing us as Christians to build relationships with Indigenous communities that are marked by mutual respect and reciprocity. Participants are transformed in their minds and hearts as they are invited into honest dialogue about the harms of colonialism, and encounter ‘hearts broken’ stories and experiences.
Hearts Exchanged is intended to result in a ripple effect: participants become catalysts, engaging their local churches in further dialogue and action, resulting in Canadian CRC churches that are communities of reconciliation and belonging.
Jesus Christ is supreme in the call to reconciliation of all things (Colossians 1): certainly in the unity, healing, and wholeness that the CRC aspires to as the diverse and unified body of Christ. Because of this, Hearts Exchanged is deeply informed by Indigenous theologians, centering our learning on scriptural principles of humility, peacemaking, repentance, and hospitality.
Partnered with: Christian Reformed Church Indigenous Ministries