Churches, Cultures & Leadership

 

Monthly Archives: May 2011

Manning Video: Bonding with Humor, Serving, & a Birthday Party

In our conversation about the transition to being a multicultural church, Pastor Manning talked about humorous conversations and poignant gatherings.

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Online: Resources for Multicultural Ministries

The New Culture From the website: “Our website…has become one of the most visited sites on the internet for Christians seeking Bible-based resources on multi-ethnic topics. It is packed full of free resources and links to over 600 books, articles, … Read the Post

Posted in: Online Resources, Part I: Theology and Context, Part III: Leadership, Communication and Change


Manning Video: Living with Differences

I interviewed Pastor Kerwin Manning concerning the challenges that Pasadena Church encounters because of cultural diversity.

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Manning Video: Cultural Differences – Worship & Clothes

I interviewed Pastor Kerwin Manning (Pasadena Church) about this African American church’s transition toward intercultural worship.

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Manning Video: Beginnings

Pastor Kerwin Manning, of Pasadena Church (CA), tells of the early prompts, convictions, and experiences that started an African American church’s transformation toward intercultural life.

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Manning Video: Living in the Community & Changed Perspectives

I interviewed Kerwin Manning about how Pasadena Church is connecting with its own neighborhood. This is one of a series with Pastor Manning, who is leading a traditional African American Church of God congregation toward ethnic diversity.

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Site Overview

Introduction

By engaging ethnic histories and hearing personal autobiographies we are participating in God's creative work of shaping and reshaping church life and mission.

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Part I: Theology and Context

Using the frameworks of practical theology and missional ecclesiology, we provide an introduction to the work of leadership and to social theory, including matters of social contexts, cultural variables, and ethnic identity.

Part II: Sociocultural Perspectives

Cultural anthropology provides insights into social power and human dynamics that vary among cultures. Topics include worldviews, relationships, identity, language, and perception and thinking.

Part III: Leadership, Communication and Change

We need to develop the skills and capacities for communication and leadership in intercultural settings in order to engage the challenges of church life and mission in multicultural contexts.

Resources

We are assembling resources for pastors, professors, and students -- websites, cinema, documentaries, group exercises, books, and Bible studies.