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5th Institute for Multicultural Ministry

Many Come to Pray:  Ethnic, Religious, Social & Cultural Diversity in Ministry

January 24-26, 2013
School of Christian Vocation and Mission
Princeton Theological Seminary


CrossThe Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would famously quip in his sermons that “Eleven o’clock Sunday morning is the most segregated hour.” It still is. But it doesn’t have to be. The Institute of Multicultural Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary provides clergy and lay leaders with a practical framework for doing multicultural ministry. Participants will hear about and learn best practices of theological, ethical, social and pastoral frameworks for engaging multicultural ministry as Christian leaders and clergy, particularly in building dialogue and community in the areas of:

  • Cross racial/ethnic relations
  • Religiosity/Spirituality
  • Cultural awareness and diversity

Institute Leaders

Dr. Darrell L. GuderDr. Darrell L. Guder
Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology
Culture, Theology and the Church

Dr. Guder is a theologian and missiologist who writes on the missional church in a multicultural world.

Dr. Jin KimThe Rev. Dr. Jin Kim
Pastor, Church of All Nations
Introduction to Multicultural Ministry

Dr. Kim is the founding pastor of Church of All Nations which was founded in 2004 as a small Korean Immigrant Church. It has truly lived into its name with a current membership of 250, including 32% Asian, 37% white, 20% black, and 10% Latino, and over 20 nations represented.

Jorge LockwardJorge Lockward
Director of Global Praise, United Methodist Church
Culture, Music, and Worship

Mr. Lockward has a passion for the ways congregational song and worship reflects and shapes the theology and praxis of the assembled community

Dr. Loida Martell-OteroThe Rev. Dr. Loida Martell-Otero
Professor of Constructive Theology, Palmer Theological Seminary
Ethnicity, Religion, and Spirituality

Dr. Martell-Otero's most recent scholarly research has been in relation native cultural heritage of Caribbean original peoples to the forms in which spirituality is manifested in Christian communities.

Institute Preacher

Dr. Aisha Brooks-LytleThe Rev. Aisha Brooks-Lytle
Pastor, Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church

Rev. Brooks-Lytle's church says of its ministry, "We strive to be Missional in our understanding that God calls upon each of us to be ready to serve anywhere and anytime." 

Bible Study Leader

The Rev. Dr. Amaury Tañón-SantosThe Rev. Dr. Amaury Tañón-Santos
Program Director
Princeton Theological Seminary

Dr. Tañón-Santos seeks to provide opportunities for the formation and renewal of church leadership in ways that reflect the challenges faced by the church today and providing for the contextualizing of tools that make theology and praxis relevant and challenging to local communities of faith.

Reference Librarian

Kate SkrebutenasKate Skrebutenas
Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries

Ms. Skrebutenas is always glad to help PTS libraries' patrons navigate the abundance of resources for Christian thought and ministry available in our stacks.

Program Agenda

Thursday, January 24

All Day- 1:00 p.m.

Registration - Cooper Conference Center (Breakfast/Lunch tickets can be purchased for an additional fee)

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast Conversation with The Rev. Raafat Girgis, Associate for Multicultural Support, Presbyterian Church, USA

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Greeting and Opening Words 

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Opening Plenary - The Challenge of Multicultural Ministry
 - Jin Kim

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Research/Library Workshop 

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Workshop Tracks (choose one):
(1) Multicultural Ministry - An Intro 
(2) Living Into the Kin-dom; Loving Your Congregation Into Multicultural Worship

5:30 - 6:45 p.m.


7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Opening Worship

8:30 - 10:00 p.m.


Friday, January 25

7:30 - 8:45 a.m.


7:45 - 8:30 a.m.

Bible Study - (optional) 

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Plenary - Spirituality, Culture, and Ministry
- Loida Martell-Otero

10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m

Workshop Tracks 2 of 3

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.


1:30 - 2:30 p.m.


2:30 - 2:45 p.m.


2:50 - 3:50 p.m.

Plenary - That the Lord God Might Dwell Among Them: Culture as Gift and Limitation
-Jorge Lockward

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Workshop Tracks 3 of 3

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Friday, January 25

7:30 - 8:45 a.m.


7:45 - 8:30 a.m.

Bible Study - (optional) 

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Closing Plenary - Culture, Theology, and the Church
-Darrell Guder

10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m

Panel/Group Discussion

110:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Closing Remarks


  • Registration fee: $215
  • Includes: program, materials, meals, and refreshments. Lodging is available beginning at $55/night

Groups of 5 or more, receive a 30% discount ($150 per person) and must register by filling out the pdf form and making payment by check.



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