The Anti Racism Task Force Cultural Competency Training Series
“How Long, O Lord, ‘til the New Wine Burst the Wineskin?” – Theological Hermeneutics of Diversity toward Effective Multicultural Discipleship: Theological, Ecclesiological, and Practical Approaches
Hybrid model: In-Person and via Zoom
$20.00 non-refundable registration fee will cover your In-person participation, and printed materials.
No Charge for participating via Zoom.
CEU available / Space available for 60 people
Session 1: October 22, 2022, 9am - 12pm, In-person at Watertown: Christ UMC, 112 Hall St, Watertown, WI or via Zoom
Ecclesiological & Theological Approach
Devotion – Lectio Divina
Who Are We?
Images of Christian Ministry
Understanding & Its Values of the Cultures
8:30 - 9:00 Gathering (with Continental Breakfast)
9:00 - 11:30 Session 1: Ecclesiological & Theological Approach
11:30 - 12:00 Conversational Dialogue (assigned with Lunch)
Session 2: November 10, 2022, 6pm - 8 pm, Online via Zoom
Theological & Cross-cultural Approach & Storytelling - A Model for Multi-cultural Ministry
Storytelling Our Stories
Dismantling Racism & Discrimination
Understanding Pastoral Leadership
Power and Change in the Church
Session 3: November 17, 2022, 6pm - 8 pm, Online via Zoom
Practical Approach for Transformative Leadership - Understanding of Power & Leadership Skills
A Model for Cross-cultural Appointments
Roles and Responsibility of Lay Leadership
Fostering Healthy Communications
Waking to God’s Dream
This training, led by Rev. Dr. Don Kim, will address the issues of intersectionality of the Christian faith and diversity in multiculturalism and effective church leadership through critical theological interpretations of assessing the culture and navigating the so-called “discipleship,” to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world in today’s stigma of racial crisis and multicultural challenges. Our congregational life tends to keep us separate from those who are different in race, class, or life experiences. We need to do some serious thinking about ecclesiology and public theology.
Why Should You Attend:
Most diversity and inclusion efforts in an organization focus on particular observable demographics such as race, gender, age, etc. This presentation will expand the concept of diversity by addressing the more global concept of cultural competency within organizations. Participants will develop the knowledge and skills needed to lead a culturally competent and strategic organization.
The Anti Racism Task Force is encouraging registration of every church to participate by sending both clergy and lay members.
Everyone needs to register for the event, even if you have been to a previous training.
All clergy and laity are invited to attend.
Registration Deadline: October 21, 2022, at noon
November 9, 2022, at noon
November 16, 2022, at noon