We live in one of the most racially diverse countries in the world. Communities all around the UK are seeing racial diversity with some places now regarded as ‘hyper diverse’. Within these communities are local churches, including the Salvation Army. Many have seen their congregation grow, with much racial diversity happening as part of this growth. However, the challenge of being a multi-cultural church which seeks to live out a multi-cultural way, is far too often not seen.
This four day course is aimed at leaders, who are leading Corps like the ones described, to help give insight around this crucial area of intercultural mission and includes:
Pre-course reading – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT RACE – Lindsay – EXCLUSION AND EMBRACE – Volf
Other courses helpful for preparation:
Intercultural Mission Conference
Officers, Pioneer leaders, Territorial Envoys who are journeying in racially diverse areas.
People who have recently moved to a racially diverse area, including inner-city and urban.
DME’s and divisional leaders, especially those who are predominately in hyper diverse areas.
10-13 May 2022 William Booth College
By the end of this course, delegates should be able to:
- Understand a theology of intercultural mission and its importance in the world
- Understand key attributes to building an intercultural church for all peoples and generations
- Understand key attributes to building an intercultural leadership team
- Understand the important role for the church in community
- Understand the history of immigration and how this has impacted the value of equality and diversity
- The challenges and opportunities of a multicultural community
Major Jonny Smith