Developing Leaders of Color for the Mission
Topic: Moving towards proactive, cross-cultural leadership development
When: Tuesday, September 22th, 2020 at 2:00pm Eastern Time (11:00am Pacific)
So many churches and ministries hire employees of color hoping to become more diverse. They want the employee to be a change agent, model minority, and a “safe” person of color. It’s an impossible set of expectations to meet, particularly when so few ministries are prepare to invest in the development of these leaders of color.
What does cross-cultural leadership development look like? What should leaders do to develop leaders of color at every level of the organization? What hard issues should they be ready to tackle? What cultural issues need to be addressed?
Rev. Phil Bowling-Dyer, a Senior Fellow in the InterVarsity Institute, has spent decades equipping ministries to develop people of color as leaders in multiethnic settings. A certified Cultural Intelligence© trainer, he is the director Calling, Courage, and Contribution: Thriving as a POC Organizational Leader, an Institute training program. (www.InterVarsity.org/C3)
We will be offering a copy of Beyond Colorblind by Sarah Shin (IVP) to the first 10 registrants. Register below!
Pastoring Congregants of Color through Racial Trauma
Topic: How to offer care and support when they (or the nation) experience racial injustice and pain
When: Wednesday, September 23th, 2020 at 2:00pm Eastern Time (11:00am Pacific)
Seminary probably didn’t prepare you to engage racial crisis and trauma. But, being a skillful shepherd means meeting parishioners where they are. For those of us fortunate to have ethnically-diverse congregations (or for those who would like to), this includes being able to engage congregants of color as they daily experience racial trauma in the community and in the church.
Rev. Phil Bowling-Dyer, a Senior Fellow in the InterVarsity Institute, has spent decades equipping ministries to better pastor and develop people of color. He helped generations of students navigate racially traumatic experiences as InterVarsity’s National Director of Black Campus Ministries. Rev. Bowling-Dyer is also the director of Calling, Courage, and Contribution: Thriving as a POC Organizational Leader, an Institute training program. (www.InterVarsity.org/C3)
There is a cost to addressing racial issues at church. But congregants of color bear the cost of we don’t.
We will be offering a copy of Healing Racial Trauma by Sheila Wise Rowe (IVP) to the first 10 registrants. Register below!
Evangelism in a Pandemic
Topic: What evangelistic doors has COVID opened among young adults?
When: Thursday, October 1st, 2020 at 2:00pm Eastern Time (11:00am Pacific)
It will be a lost opportunity if churches focused inward during COVID, caring for congregants and planning how to reopen buildings. The disruptions caused by COVID have increased the opportunities for – and urgency of – evangelism. But how can you mobilize a socially-distanced, highly-anxious community to reach out? What resources and tools resonate with a wary and weary generations? Doug Schaupp, InterVarsity’s National Director of Evangelism, will share what InterVarsity is learning on- and off-campus about evangelism during a pandemic.
Building a Culture and Practice of Intercession
Topic: How can we help our churches become places of prayer
When: Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 at 2:00pm Eastern Time (11:00am Pacific)
Your church’s prayer life is the best indicator of its spiritual health. Pastors and ministry leaders know this intuitively. Without a vibrant prayer life, congregations can be busy in mission, evangelism, discipleship, and creating worship experiences while being far from God. How do you create a culture of intercession and prayer in your ministry? How do you make prayer the place from which ministry and mission flow? Connie Anderson, InterVarsity’s National Director of Intercession, has helped mission agencies and churches build and sustain a culture of prayer over decades.
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