Becoming a Culturally Competent Leader through Empathy, Curiosity, and Self-Awareness

Becoming a Culturally Competent Leader through Empathy, Curiosity, and Self-Awareness

7/2/2019

By Rev. Steve Y. Kim
The United Methodist Church of Huntington-Cold Spring Harbor

Cross-racial and cross-cultural (CR/CC) ministry is a gift from God. It is a gift in the sense that God opens up an opportunity for a pastor and a parish to embody the diversity within the body of Christ. However, embracing differences are challenging at times and even costly if the CR/CC ministry fails to celebrate and welcome diversity. As a servant-leader in CR/CC ministry, there are a few things that might be worthwhile to consider.

To read the rest of Rev. Kim's commentary on the website of the General Commission on Religion and Race, click here.

Additionally at the GCORR site, you will find:

  • Resources for Pastors in Cross-Racial, Cross-Cultural Appointments, click here.
  • 3 Questions to Ask Yourself in a New CR/CC Appointment, click here.