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Terrell Carter, Walking the Blue Line: A Police Officer Turned Community Activist Provides Solutions to the Racial Divide
1. Educate participants about the training and experiences of law enforcement officials and how these experiences influence their job performance. 2. Expose participants to various opportunities and strategies for community engagement between congregations, community members, and law enforcement officials.
This session will detail the presenter’s experiences growing up as a black child in St. Louis, MO, a racially charged city still trying to overcome its divided past, and his five year journey as a law enforcement officer which led him to reevaluate his views on citizens and police alike.
Participants will be taken on a compelling journey as he details personal stories of the challenges of navigating the world of law enforcement and community engagement while serving as pastor of an urban congregation.
The presenter will detail the thoughts and tactics of police officers based on their training in the police academy and lessons they learn on the streets and how this information can help citizens better understand why officers do what they do while still holding them accountable for protecting and serving their communities. Presenter will also detail strategies for congregations to consider in order to foster racial and social reconciliation within their local communities.
Presenter: Terrell Carter
A deep desire to see reconciliation across multiple people groups is what motivates Terrell’s involvement in ministry and community engagement. “I want to help people see each other as God sees them, which hopefully will lead to collaborative efforts that help to build God’s kingdom.” One of the ways he helps to facilitate reconciliation is through his writings for Ethics Daily and Baptist News Global, as well as through his book ‘Walking the Blue Line: A Police Officer Turned Community Activist Provides Solutions to the Racial Divide’ and his forthcoming volume ‘Ministry in Black and White: Leadership Lessons Learned While Serving Racially Diverse Communities’.
In addition to assisting the Church through his writing, Terrell has been actively involved in training local church leaders by developing and managing traditional and nontraditional leadership development and educational programs. He has taught extensively on the community college, Bible College, and university level.