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

Gospel-Shaped Leadership

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

Transformative Leadership

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