Churches, Cultures & Leadership


Haah Video: Gospel

Pastor Kevin Haah talks about the importance of a theology of inclusivity. We don’t gather because we are moral – we gather as a church because Jesus Christ welcomes sinners into his grace. For New City Church, multicultural relationships and initiatives are at the heart of this Gospel life. Using the church at Antioch as a model, they “believe that the idea of bringing people together as one has a tremendous amount of power to create a missional movement.”  → On pp 34-37, Branson focuses on biblical narratives that tell of the Spirit’s guidance in multicultural communities. On p 179, Martínez provides a guide for exploring the church at Antioch.  The work of doing theology is explained on pp 44-46 and the more explicit theological theme of reconciliation receives attention on pp 60-64 and in readings on pp 255-56.

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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.


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