Born of the authors' work with The Middle Project, an institute that prepares ethical leaders for a more just society, The Pentecost Paradigm is a collection of wisdom and best practices. Here you will find lessons, questions for conversation, and spaces for journaling. Use the workbook with your planning team, board members, lay leaders, and staff.
Ten essential strategies are presented to help build communities that celebrate racial/ethnic and cultural diversity:
- Embracing Call and Commitment
- Casting the Vision
- Managing Change and Resistance
- Creating Congregational Identity
- Building Capacity
- Cultivating Community
- Celebrating in Worship
- Understanding Congregational Conflict
- Communicating and Organizing
- Collaborating in the Public Square
In welcoming communities of faith where everyone is accepted just as they are, we can lead the way toward racial reconciliation and dismantle the prejudices that segregate our houses of worship.
|Publisher:||Westminster John Knox Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
John Janka is the Executive Director of The Middle Project and a consultant to congregations and denominational systems on strategic planning and visioning; managing change and resistance; dealing with difference and conflict; and advancing cultural diversity and human relations. He has taught leadership skills in the Doctor of Ministry Program at Wesley Theological Seminary and is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.