Track 8 - Cross-cultural Competence

In this track you'll learn best practices related to the pursuit of cross-cultural competence, one of the seven core commitments of  healthy multi-ethnic church.

Workshop Schedule

Session A - Tuesday, Nov 5 (10:45a) - Engaging the Powers :: Choco DeJesus

In this workshop, Choco will articulate a proven vision for engaging local government and diverse community leaders in order to advance the ministerial work of Christ and community conducted through your multi-ethnic local church.

Session B - Tuesday, Nov 5 (1:30p) - Diverse Practices, Colliding Preferences: Biblical, Cultural, or Just Personal? :: Elizabeth Drury

How do we navigate our differences? When do we accommodate cultural preferences or otherwise challenge personal behavior? Elizabeth will provide tools from missiology to help you think maturely about how, when, and where to draw the line.

Session C - Wednesday, Nov 6 (10:45a) - Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church :: Soong-Chan Rah

What does it mean to develop the necessary cultural intelligence and sensitivity to be effective leaders in an increasingly multi-ethnic society and church? This workshop examines sociological, historical, biblical, and theological threads that contribute towards cultural intelligence for multicultural church leaders.

Session D - Wednesday, Nov 6 (1:30p) - Merging Asian Communities Into Your Church :: Tony Kim 

The transition to becoming a multi-ethnic church can be filled with pitfalls and disillusionment. Come learn the plight of the Asian American community and how to take the first steps toward bringing them into your community of faith.