McKenzie Scott Lewis


A Baptist minister, McKenzie Scott Lewis’ faith experience ranges from Methodist, Church of God in Christ, Charismatic to Baptist. He has taught at IUPUI, served as corporate diversity director at Wellpoint Inc, coordinated diversity and inclusion efforts at Clarian Health Partners and served as CEO and chief cultural strategist for The MSL Group. He brings energy and experience to engage listeners from all walks of life.

A graduate of DePauw University, McKenzie has written extensively in his area of expertise, including the articles “Building Boardroom Trust” from the July 2009 Leadership Ventures Newsletter; “Editorial on Diversity” in the November 2008 Indiana Business Journal (IBJ); “Clarian Health Partners: United We Thrive” in the April 2007 issue of DiversityInc, Magazine; and “Helping Diversity to Grow Up” in New York Voice/Harlem USA October 1997 edition.

Formerly the director of the Center’s Northwest office in Crown Point, McKenzie Scott Lewis is the director of a new Center for Congregations project: Congregations with Communities.

Contributions From McKenzie Scott Lewis

A Primer on Racial Equity
Curator McKenzie Scott Lewis
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S2 E7: A Primer on Racial Equity
McKenzie Scott Lewis, the northwest director of the Center for Congregations talks with Ben and Matt about the challenges and opportunities faced by congregations in seeking to...
Black and Latino Startup Churches Work to Stay Afloat During Pandemic
This article highlights congregations of color that revolutionized urban ministry during the...
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The Witness: A Black Christian Collective
Drawing on the expansive Black Church tradition, this collective connects personal faith and...
The Womanist Preacher: Proclaiming Womanist Rhetoric from the Pulpit
This book analyzes sermons to explore how preaching makes womanist thought viable in the...
10 Ways Hispanics are Redefining American Catholicism in the 21st Century
Learn about the changing demographics of the American Catholic Church and how it might impact...
It's Lonely Being a Liberal Asian-American Christian
This article explores the intersection of Asian-American culture and Christianity, why many...
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Christians and Racial Justice: A Discussion Guide
This four-part guide educates about the original sin of America - racism - and invites...
Jesus and the Disinherited
As we struggle today with poverty, racism, and spiritual disengagement, this book is a...
Part-Time is Plenty: Thriving without Full-Time Clergy
This book explores how to run effective ministries with lay leaders and a half- or...
Becoming an Anti-racist Church: Journeying Toward Wholeness
This powerful book explains racism in the American church and outlines practical strategies to...
Susan Woods Nonprofit Solutions
This consulting firm teaches about grant writing, starting a nonprofit, and getting a...
Voices of Young People Podcast
Produced by Springtide Research Institute, these podcasts listen directly to young people as...
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State of Religion & Young People 2021: Navigating Uncertainty
Springtide's annual report is a critical resource to understand how young people think about...
Pastor's Anniversary: Cultural Resources
This article highlights Black pastoral leadership with historical traditions and ideas to...
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Pastor Appreciation During Coronavirus
This membership website has sample letters and templates to honor pastors during COVID-19. ...
7 Reasons Churches Shouldn't Celebrate Pastor's Appreciation Month
This blog considers why not to have Pastor's Appreciation month, so you can find better ways...
8 Ways to Show Appreciation
This podcast gives ideas to celebrate your pastor during Pastor Appreciation month.
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