Focus: Ethnic and Multi-Ethnic/Multi-Cultural Churches

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Black Church Development: Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century

Intended for African American congregations, this initiative of the United Methodist Church is a transformational learning model that enables vibrant, growing congregations to share their experiences with other churches seeking ministry growth, spiritual vitality and life transformation. This workshop will also cover ways for facilitating new directions and commitments for mission and ministr Continue Reading

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Critical Issues: A United Methodist Response to Immigration Issues

As both American citizens and baptized Christians, we face a challenging and often uncomfortable tension with understanding how best to respond to the issues and the individuals involved. In this workshop, your congregation will learn about the official position of the United Methodist Church on the issue of immigration. Participants will also learn how our Annual Conference is responding to the c Continue Reading

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Hispanic Ministries: Reaching out to your Latino neighbors

Intended for congregations interested in reaching out to the Latino communities around them. Participants will get first hand information on how they can extend the hand and grace of Jesus Christ to the Latino communities. In a time when the social fabric is more and more diverse, each Christian has an obligation to reach out to the stranger and the marginalized. This is sometimes difficult b Continue Reading

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Multi-Ethnic Worship: Multicultural Worship

Intended for congregations wanting to reach multi-ethnic and multi-cultural communities, this workshop helps participants learn new models for worship. Continue Reading