We are looking forward to engaging with you in a conversation of race, ethnicity, and culture within the church and to discuss how those issues can influence and impact a church negatively if we are not properly informed and trained. Learn how to navigate difficult conversations and obtain simple tools to help overcome cross-cultural conflict to build a greater unity.
Check out the promo video for the upcoming Race & Culture workshop we will be having Saturday October 28. Michael and MyCresha Burns from the Minneapolis church will be here to teach, preach, enlighten, educate, and remind us of God’s plan to have one family made up of many nations, and how we are to “show up” in the world. Take a look!
Saturday: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Session 1: Race and the KingdomThis session answers questions like “Why talk about race and culture in the body of Christ?” and “Why are they so many conflicts revolving around race and historical perspectives?” It is necessary to understand a bit of history behind the racial conflict in our country as well as the role that religion has played in that conflict so that we can begin to have a better understanding of what it means to be God’s family of all people and nations in the world today.Session 2: Culture and the KingdomWe are a multi-ethnic family of believers that live and function in a multi-cultural world, yet very few of us have any cross-cultural training. This session instructs disciple in a very down-to-earth way what culture is and how it can cause conflicts if we’re unaware of the dynamic of culture clashes. It provides very easy-to-understand principles to guide individuals and a church body to cross in their cultural sensitivity, understanding, and communication.Session 3: How Does This Work? (Optional)This session is optional, but highly recommended as well as adaptable to each local church body. It is highly interactive and typically involves breaking into small groups for directed discussion concerning the topics addressed in the first two sessions. This session is typically adapted to a group’s specific needs or desired outcomes based on the discussion from the pre-workshop leader’s session.