Biblical and theological basis for cultural competency
The call to live as a beloved community is rooted Biblically. Scripture consistently portrays God as recognizing the value and worth of human beings, affirming the inherent dignity of human beings, and calling human beings to recognize and honor the image of God in one another. When we go astray, God seeks to bring us back. God sends Jesus Christ to break down cultural barriers, affirm God’s love for all people, forgive our sin, reconcile us o God and one another, and invites us to new and abundant life.