Multicultural Church Leadership Cohort
A new cohort begins in January 2012 and continues through May 2013, meeting for 8 sessions on the 3rd Thursday of every-other month (except summer).
The Multi Ethnic Church Leadership Cohort is designed to serve senior church leaders (ideally the senior pastor) as well as other pastors or congregational leaders whose roles intersect with multicultural ministry issues (i.e. worship leader, youth/student pastor, associate pastors, and community or outreach leaders).
To register or inquire about participating, contact Schelli Cronk at email@example.com or call 612-746-5642.
Cost $200 per church for entire 2-year cohort (1 – 3 participants)
Payment options: May pay 1/2 in Year 1 and 1/2 in Year 2.
For more than 3 participants from your congregation, call to discuss group rates
If you want to bring additional persons to individual sessions $20 per person
About the Cohort
Using the research from Natural Church Development and combining it with research and scholarship of multicultural churches, the cohort will learn and discuss the unique quality of these 8 characteristics that create healthy multicultural churches.
Leaders and instructors for each session will be drawn from local practitioners and national experts who have recognized knowledge and wisdom on each particular topic. The sessions will be be every-other-month for three hours each (9:00-noon, including lunch).
The design of each session includes: Instructional content on the topic, presentation of a case study, prayer, dialogue about the topic and discussion about application. The sessions will also include time to report back on how earlier lessons have been applied by cohort members.
- SPIRITUALITY: Passionate & Dependent . January 19, 2012, 9am – noon
Being a multicultural congregation requires radical dependency upon God and passionate prayer. How do we develop an inner life that is dependent upon God in addition to being passionate about our worship?
- WORSHIP: Inspiring & Inclusive. March 15, 2012 9am – noon
It doesn’t work to have multiple cultures adapt to just one single culture’s music and preaching style. This is also true of intergenerational churches. How can multicultural congregations create worship experiences that include all their members, and is still inspiring to each person? This session will feature different worship teams, and give both theoretical learning as well as experiential learning.
- RELATIONSHIPS & SMALL GROUPS: Loving & Embracing, Holistic & Cross Cultural September 20, 2012, 9am – noon
Members of a diverse community seek to be understood and accepted. Relationships in a multicultural congregation must be genuinely loving, but they must also move beyond tolerating differences to embracing and celebrating each person and culture. This session will give special emphasis to developing multicultural small groups that foster hospitality and community within different cultures.
- LEADERSHIP: Empowering & Diverse leadership. November 29, 2012 9am – noon
Explore how to develop and recruit diverse leaders and empower them to lead in a multicultural congregation. What might change? How might leadership patterns change? In a transitional congregation, how do current leaders empower new diverse leadership?
- DISCIPLESHIP: Christian Formation & Reconciliation. RESCHEDULED April 18, 2013, 9am – noon
Building a multicultural community requires understanding of the biblical teachings to do so. This session will look at the intersection of reconciliation and Christian formation – how we disciple people for multicultural ministry.
- MINISTRY & STRUCTURE: Equitable, Accessible & Adaptable March 21, 2013 9am – noon
How do you create equal ownership of ministry in a multicultural congregation? How do you create different on-ramps into the ministry life of the church that are accessible to the different cultures and organizing modes in a multicultural congregation?
- OUTREACH: Holistic & Relational. May 16, 2013, 9am – noon
Evangelism, compassion and social justice ministries must be holistic and relational in multicultural churches. How do you foster authentic friendships and relationships to create a foundation for outreach, and how is outreach done in a multicultural setting?