I Don't Like Them, I Need to Get to Know Them Better
October 12 | 10:30-12 EST | Sam Rodriguez & Rev. April Casperson
Everyone has opinions and biases. We live in a divided world. There are adjustments we can all make to become more aware of those biases to be able to follow Jesus’s commandment to “love your neighbor.” Is it necessary? Is it easy? Is it worth it? This Mini will help you acknowledge your realities and equip you to become a better neighbor, and most importantly more Christ-like. The change must start with you. This is for any leader or team looking to learn more about different cultures.
Suggested Book: I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
Rev. April Casperson is Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. She is an ordained deacon passionate about diversity and inclusion, vocational discernment, and the organizations and systems that recruit, educate, and equip leaders for thoughtful, intentional ministry. Rev. Casperson previously served as VP of Institutional Advancement at Methodist Theological School in Ohio. She recently wrote "The Sanctuary for Lent 2021" and has contributed to several Abingdon bible studies and books, including the Connected Faith bible study app and "Almost Christmas: A Wesleyan Advent Experience." Rev. Casperson enjoys science fiction literature, Law and Order reruns and good food with family and friends.
Samuel Rodriguez is the Director of Faith Formation and Community Engagement in the West Ohio Conference. He previously served in Discipleship Ministries / Path1 as Director of Hispanic/LatinX and Multiethnic New Church Starts. Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas in El Paso, and a Master of Arts in Christian Service from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University.
The deadline to register is October 8, 2021.
|West Ohio Leaders||$ 0.00|
|Non-West Ohio Leaders||$ 25.00|