An Episcopal Center for Learning & Discipleship

Courses

IC4002, IC5002 - Diversity & Context

In this course, we will increase participants’ intercultural competency for congregational development in a diverse changing world. Through experiential activities and lectures, participants will gain a deeper understanding of two major cultural differences – communication styles and perception of power – and their consequences for congregational vitality and stewardship.  Participants will also access and identify their level of intercultural sensitivity and how this knowledge impacts their ministries.  Participants will gain skills, tools and processes for small group ministry and constructive conflict resolution. Participants will also gain an in-depth understanding of how to create a “Grace Margin” in which community members can explore new ideas and fresh expression of ministries in a gracious environment.