Central Territory’s multicultural conference set for October

The Central Territory’s multicultural ministries department will be hosting “The ONE Conference: Voices” on October 16-18, 2015, at Wonderland Camp and Conference Center.

“This is a leadership conference designed to equip officers, lay ministry leaders and employees to meet the challenges of a culturally diverse and changing world,” said Capt. Enrique Azuaje, territorial multicultural ministries secretary. “The themes will focus on understanding cultural diversity’s impact on our communities and services; the biblical foundation for creating healthy, multi-ethnic communities; developing spaces for healing the divides that separate; multicultural worship and celebration.”

The conference format will promote dialogue on critical issues facing the church in modern times. Eight workshop tracks, including 32 sessions, will focus on worship and biblical foundations, cultural intelligence for cross-cultural leadership and ministry development, justice and reconciliation, the new immigrant, youth and young adult ministry and ministry with Asian and Hispanic populations. Workshop presenters will include pastors, pioneers and practitioners within multiethnic and multicultural settings.

With themes of justice, hope, freedom and praise, a panel presentation will feature divisional leaders who will speak to multicultural ministry in their areas—the challenges, growth and opportunities. Delegates will also have access to plenary sessions and an afternoon of recreation and friendly game competition

Saturday evening will feature a multicultural festival showcasing the wide variety of the territory’s music groups. Territorial leaders Commissioners Paul R. and Carol Seiler will serve as speakers.

 In addition to registering for the entire conference as individual delegates or as groups, Salvationists also have the option of registration for one day. Cost per person is $230 for the entire conference or $75 for one day.

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