Australia’s social context is changing rapidly, and with it, so is the nature of church and ministry. It is increasingly shaped by great diversity across culture, race, gender, class, education, region, geography, and age. Histories of migration, relationships between settlers and Australia’s indigenous peoples, and dynamics of power, privilege, and marginalization bring additional complexity and challenge.
There is an urgent need for the church to respond to this, but how?
Ministry in Australia’s diverse contexts now requires leaders with an artist’s pallet of tools, experiences, and knowledge. These “artists” are able to engage and foster community within and beyond the walls of churches, shaped by the biblical vision of Shalom in which each person is able to be fully themselves, have their voices heard, and have their gifts shared.
This workshop seeks to resource intercultural ministry for a variety of ministry leaders nurturing cultural relevance, understanding, and awareness in their communities.
The workshop includes two days of engagement on gospel and culture, biblical reflections, sharing of ministry experiences, panel discussion and group discussion. Participants will need to be open to the actual experience of intercultural ministry, being in community with and learning from expressions of faith and cultures outside their own.
Cost: $60 for both days / $40 for 1 day
NOTE: For maximum effectiveness of the class, we strongly recommend attending both days.
Please register by 5pm Friday 18 October 2019.
Parking is not available on site, but paid street parking is available.
Contact Ann Byrne as below with any queries.