Workshop Resources

As mentioned during the workshop, please find the resources below:

July 24, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Held virtually on Zoom

At the 2017 Annual Conference Session, GNJ approved a 10-year intercultural competency plan that will develop laity and clergy so that we continue to strengthen and grow diversity, inclusion and collaboration in our local churches, communities and GNJ. A Journey of Hope plan approved at the 2020 Annual Conference serves to deepen and integrate this intercultural competency work.

As a part of this commitment, we are offering a Cross-Racial and Cross-Cultural Workshop for those pastors and churches who are receiving a cross-racial and/or cross-cultural appointment starting on July 1, 2021.

The intent of our gathering is to provide pastors and laity with the awareness of barriers, challenges and blessings of cross-racial and cross-cultural appointments, as well as to build new skill sets and learn how to welcome and embrace a new pastor. Congregations have been specially invited to attend the Cross-Racial and Cross-Cultural Workshop.

The agenda of the day invited participants to:

  • Discover cultural competency and its biblical framework
  • Connect with leaders who also serve in cross-racial/cross-cultural appointments
  • Explore the resource called “Learning from Stranger”
  • Discern congregational next steps

For more information, contact: