Cross Racial/Cross Cultural Learning Event

Who should participate?

  • Teams of persons from congregations/charges with cross-cultural appointments
  • A team is the pastor and a minimum of three laypersons from each congregation

What will I learn?

  • Explore our understanding of the meaning of culture
  • Identify commonalities, difficulties, joys and celebrations of cultural diversity
  • Inspiring, guided Bible Study
  • Cultural assessment exercises
  • Respectful communication guidelines
  • Shared stories and community-building skills
  • Grow in faith together

Time commitment:  This training will be offered at two different times. 
October 25th, 1:00-6:30 p.m. at Peoria University UMC, N University St, Peoria, IL 61604-2610
October 26th, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Effingham Centenary UMC, 203 E Grove Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-3835

Speaker: Rev. Michelle Ledbetter from the Washington, D.C. office of GCORR (General Committee on Race and Religion). As a Director of Program Ministries, Michelle crafts and facilitates initiatives focusing on the Institutional Equity priority of GCORR’s Ministry Model. She works to help all levels of the connection create the beloved community with systems, policies, and processes that level the playing field for everyone.

Group contact: In the box immediately below, enter the person who is registering the group for the workshop. Participants will be listed on the second question. If the group contact is also a participant, they need to include their name and contact information twice.

Registrant Information

Please provide information as to who the group contact is for this registration. You will register the event participants below. If the group contact is also a participant, you will need to enter the information a second time as well as above. Follow the prompts as you will be given the option of applying the same answer to all participants or providing different responses for each participant.

Who is filling out this form?
First Name
Last Name
Email
Who are the participants?
*First Name *Last Name *Address 1 *City *State *Zip *Phone *Email
*Church/Charge
District
*Location

This training will be offered at two different times. Please choose one to attend:

October 25th, 1:00-6:30 p.m. at Peoria University UMC, N University St, Peoria, IL 61604-2610

October 26th, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Effingham Centenary UMC, 203 E Grove Ave, Effingham, IL 62401-3835

October 25th, 1:00-6:30 p.m. at Peoria University UMC
October 26th, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Effingham Centenary UMC
*Participant Registration ($10)

Every registrant must check this box. The registration fee covers the cost of lunch and materials. Reminder: the pastor MUST be a participant and listed in your group registration.

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