Cross Cultural Ministry and Practice
The Christ and Cultures Gathering brings you a practical workshop “Acting Out Luke” to equip the church with the necessary tools for reading the Gospel of Luke.
Acting Out Luke
|North Rocks Community Church
132 North Rocks Rd, Sydney, NSW 2151
|Saturday, 20 February – 9am to 1pm
Morning tea provided.
Come prepared: Bring your Bible with you. If you can, read Luke in advance. We will send you some more information closer to the date.
The workshop will be facilitated by members of the Christ and Cultures Gathering team including:
Clive Pearson – Assembly placement, consultant to the National Multi/Cross Cultural Ministry Reference Committee
Seforosa Carroll – UnitingWorld, Manager, Church Partnerships, Pacific
Matagi Vilitama – Minister Ramsgate Uniting Church, Chairperson Niue National Conference
John Jegasothy – Minister Vaucluse Uniting Church, Minister Northmead Tamil congregation
Gaby Kobrossi – Minister Bankstown District Uniting Church
Levon Kardashian – Interim Secretary Middle East National Conference
It is time for cross-cultural ministry in the Uniting Church to build upon the many claims the church has made on behalf of multi-/cross-cultural ministry. One way of doing so is to explore various ways in which different cultures understand and use the Bible. The Assembly identified a number of key biblical themes which should inform the church’s understanding of being a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) church in its 2006 document, “A Church For All God’s People”.This workshop is designed to explore what the gospel of Luke – the lectionary gospel for 2016 – has to say on the theme of being inclusive of cultures and gender.
- What texts and themes emerge?
- How can these insights inform worship and the practice of ministry throughout 2016?
We realise that this is very short notice but we felt it was important to do it as soon as possible because the workshop is designed to give you the tools and the insights to bring out the cultural inclusivity within the Gospel of Luke, which is the Lectionary Gospel reading for 2016.