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A Letter From David Bailey 

Dear Arrabon Family,

I’m reaching out with heartfelt thanks for your role in Arrabon’s growth this year. Together, we’ve made significant strides in equipping leaders to build reconciling communities. In addition to the app-based relaunch of our Bible study, “A People, A Place, and A Just Society,” we want to share with you several other key accomplishments in 2023 including:

  • Cohort Model Launch: Thanks to your generous partnership, we have completed phase one of our Cohort Model in three metro areas. We have taken our first steps towards training multiple church leadership teams linked by a shared purpose, fostering a supportive network for reconciliation. We look forward to launching phase two in early 2024.
  • Facilitator Training: Your contributions allowed us to gather and equip our program team of 22, including 14 facilitators, to deliver revised Arrabon content in our new cohort model more effectively. Facilitators were invited into new levels of alignment with the Arrabon mission, vision, and voice.
  • Young Adult Retreat: With your help, we hosted a retreat for Christian young adult artists and leaders active in the racial healing space. This time of refreshing, encouragement, and connection catalyzed new art and imagination to spur the Church on in the pursuit of justice, mercy, and reconciliation.

Each of these initiatives marks a significant step forward in our mission to help churches flourish in a culture marked by polarization and divisiveness by equipping leaders to build reconciling communities. We are immensely grateful for your help in making these goals a reality and look forward to continuing the work of reconciliation and racial healing with you in the new year.

We want to continue equipping you in your reconciliation journey, so we hope you can use the Peace Prayer of St. Francis as you gather around tables with your family and friends during the holidays.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy. 

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive, 
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, 
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


With deep appreciation,

David M. Bailey
Founder and Chief Vision Officer


About Arrabon

Arrabon provides workshops, coaching, and resources that equip Christian leadership teams to create cultures of reconciliation and racial healing. With your partnership, Arrabon can continue to experience a step in change in impact.