Culturally Attentive Pastoral Leadership


Program D.Min
Field of Study Ministry
Class# M 609
Instructor Esterline, David
Location McCormick Campus
Offered J-Term 2014
Start Date 1.27.2014
End Date 1.31.2014
Time January 27 - 31, 2014
Day Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Core/Elective Core
Cohort Group Sojourners, Threshold

Equips students to lead religious organizations with more sensitivity to diverse congregants and communities. Ministry in North America occurs today in contexts that are multi-racial and multi-cultural, calling for faith community leaders whose command of  knowledge includes wisdom about the culture of others as well as one’s own culture; whose character includes in its formation a consciousness of the racialized North American context and an intentionality about their identity in such a ministry context; and whose capacity for engaging in ministry goes beyond mere sensitivity to cultural differences to attentiveness and responsive-ability to cultural factors and dynamics.