How Can My Church Become More Diverse?
September 8 | 10:30-12 EST | Rev. April Casperson & Sam Rodriguez
We often think it and sometimes say it out loud – “how can my church become more of a reflection of our neighborhood, our local school, or the Kingdom of God?” There is no easy answer to this great challenge that many churches face and desire. All communities have some form of diversity whether its socio-economic, racial, social background, generational, family make-up, or other. In this Mini you’ll learn ways your church can consider reengaging your city/town to become better positioned to welcome them into the life of your faith community.
Suggested Book: Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves
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 September 3, 2021.
|West Ohio Leaders||$ 0.00|
|Non-West Ohio Leaders||$ 25.00|