Multicultural Church Institute courses
Each institute course offers instruction and inspiration to enable clergy and laity to work toward biblical visions of all races, nations, tribes and tongues and to praise and serve God in diverse and inclusive communities of faith. Instructors are experienced practitioners, scholars and authors who share the vision of a church as diverse, colorful and inclusive as the Church of the Pentecost.
These courses are accredited by New York Theological Seminary for seminary and continuing education credit.
National Multicultural Church Conference
Co-sponsored by the Multicultural Congregational Support office and the Presbyterian Multicultural Network, the 12th national Multicultural Church Conference promises to be an exciting, innovative and energizing event. The conference will provide cutting-edge training opportunities led by motivated and experienced church professionals and practitioners in the field of multicultural church growth.
Growing the Church Deep and Wide: Transformation Toward Diversity
July 25-31, 2011 | Ghost Ranch
Explore biblical visions and practical steps to facilitate holistic growth for individuals and congregations in becoming more diverse and inclusive. Examine faith communities in which this exciting spiritual transformation is now occurring, with lives enriched and congregations revitalized. Gain insights from leaders in the secular world.
Join experienced practitioners and newcomers to this vision from both the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), sister denominations, and the North American Ecumenical Network for Multicultural Ministries, as we learn from and inspire one another to grow deeper and wider into a Pentecost people. Your instructors have many years of practical experience in this field, both locally and nationally.
Leadership development resources
How to be a multicultural church video
This DVD tells the story of four vital Presbyterian multicultural congregations along with several interviews with pastors and practitioners on “what and how to” become a multicultural church. In English, Korean and Spanish.
2008 Multicultural Conference DVDs
The DVDs of the 2008 National Multicultural Conference are now available. There are eight DVDs, containing the following sessions:
1. Opening Celebration, Worship and Praise with the Rev. James Hickson Lee, April 10, 2008
2. Panel Discussion: “Stories, Models and Elements of Multicultural Ministry,” April 10, 2008
3. Worship and Praise with the Rev. James Kim, April 11, 2008
4. Panel Discussion: “The State of the Multicultural Church,” April 11, 2008
5. Worship and Praise with the Rev. Cyprian Kimathi Guchienda, April 12, 2008
6. Keynote: “Unbinding the Gospel” with the Rev. Martha Grace Reese, April 12, 2008
7. Multicultural Celebration (Part One), April 12, 2008
8. Multicultural Celebration (Part Two), April 12, 2008
We are asking for a minimum contribution of $5 for each DVD. Your contributions will help us in the production of new educational resources for congregations.
To order the Video and DVDs, contact Raafat Girgis.
11th National Multicultural Church Conference
The 11th National Multicultural Church Conference was a success! There were 500 participants. It never would have happened without the dedicated efforts of the Design Team and volunteers. We were very blessed to have the following people as members of the Design Team:
Barbara Cathey, Cynthia Diaz, Magdalena Garcia, Coleman Gilchrist, Rashid Gill, Jeanette Jordan, Jake Kim, Wanda Lundy, Laura Taylor de Palomino, Julio Peña and Marcia Mount Shoop
Along with the support of Multicultural Congregational Support Staff:
Raafat Girgis (associate), Carlene Hyrams (Multicultural Ministries field staff), Melissa Johnson (multicultural assistant), Randy Lee (Multicultural Ministries field staff) and Aldenice Lemes (administrative assistant)
We also would like to thank the leaders, presenters and speakers who were featured at our event:
Danielle Adams, the Rev. Victor Aloyo Jr., the Rev. Laurel Underwood Brundage, Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes, Dr. Cynthia Diaz, Jamal Easley, the Rev. Magdalena Garcia, the Rev. Raafat Girgis, Dr. Phyllis Green, the Rev. Dr. Rhashell Hunter, Ray Jones, the Rev. Curtis Kearns, the Rev. Jake Kim, Rev. Jin S. Kim, the Rev. Eric Law, the Rev. James Hickson Lee, the Rev. Dr. Wanda Lundy, Adam Malak, Laura Taylor de Palomino, Gradye Parsons, Julio Cesar Peña, Moderator Bruce Reyes-Chow, the Rev. Dr. Marcia Mount Shoop, Lee Tate, the Rev. Dr. Thomas Taylor, Valerie Tutson, Dr. Renita Weems, the Rev. Dr. Frank Yamada and the Rev. Christian Zebley.
Order a DVD of the conference or conference T-shirt. Conference DVDs cost $25 (plus shipping) and T-shirts cost $15 or 2 for $25 (plus shipping) S, M, L, XL, 2XL – while supplies last. Contact Aldenice Lemes at (888) 728-7228, x5252 .
Get the orders of worship, songs, liturgies and scriptures from the 11th National Multicultural Church Conference in Chicago.