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South Georgia pastors attend multiculturalism conference

11/25/2019

Connectional Ministries continues to receive training to remain relevant in the ministry of multiculturalism. Rev. Earnestine Campbell, Associate Director of Connectional Ministries, and Rev. Antonie Walker, senior pastor at Riverside UMC who is serving in a cross-racial/cultural appointment, recently attended the In Living Culture Conference held at Fellowship UMC in Trophy Club, Texas. Led by Rev. Edlen Cowley, the conference focused on creating and releasing "active" cultures for "effective" transition and growth in cross-cultural appointments. 

Rev. Campbell’s thoughts on the conference: The conference provided ideas for preparing conference leadership, pastors, and congregations for cross-cultural appointments and strategies to help in equipping those for a successful and smooth transition. Another key focus was the importance of relationship building, which engages in training and conversations about understanding and accepting other cultures. 

Rev. Walker’s thoughts on the conference: It was helpful for me in my ministry context because of Rev. Elden sharing about the loneliness that he felt serving cross-culturally, which led to his vision to reach out to others through this conference that may be experiencing the same feeling. The fellowship, presentations by "frontline" persons, and sharing helped me to feel the camaraderie of others in similar appointments.

For more information about this cultural training, future trainings, or resources, email earnestine@sgaumc.com or visit www.sgaumc.org/advocacy, click on SGA Advocacy Task Force: Multiculturalism or  Race and Religion, General Commission.

 


Rev. Edlen Cowley, speaker for the conference, seen here with Rev. Antonie Walker,
senior pastor of Riverside UMC in Macon.


Rev. Edlen Cowley, speaker for the conference.

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