Session Description

Churches and Christian leaders are often overwhelmed because they feel ill-equipped to engage effectively in the ministry of reconciliation in a diverse and divided society. In this workshop, we will focus on what it looks like for a church to be committed to racial reconciliation for the long haul. We will offer five foundational practices for becoming a reconciling community. These practices, born out of the diverse and gentrifying neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia, where Elena and David minister, shape the way a community pursues diversity and reconciliation. They will also paint a vision for collaborative ministry work that is only possible with sustained cross-cultural engagement.

Conference Title

2018 Calvin Symposium on Worship

Event Date

1-25-2018

Event Type

Workshop/Seminar

Type (recording/text)

Text

Subject Area

Worship

Topic

Culturally-Contextual Worship

Keywords:

Gentrification, Divided Society, Cross-Cultural Engagement

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Becoming a Reconciling Community

Churches and Christian leaders are often overwhelmed because they feel ill-equipped to engage effectively in the ministry of reconciliation in a diverse and divided society. In this workshop, we will focus on what it looks like for a church to be committed to racial reconciliation for the long haul. We will offer five foundational practices for becoming a reconciling community. These practices, born out of the diverse and gentrifying neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia, where Elena and David minister, shape the way a community pursues diversity and reconciliation. They will also paint a vision for collaborative ministry work that is only possible with sustained cross-cultural engagement.

 

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