Dates: October 12, 19, 26 | 7pm – 8:30pm | ZOOM
Facilitator: Rev. Dr. Catherine Williams, Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship and Director of Chapel Worship at Lancaster Seminary
When the Torah expert asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” He got a loaded response…with a twist. The neighbor turned out to be a surprise (Luke 10:25-37)!
In this three-week course we will identify and assess our understanding of “neighbor,” as taught by Jesus, and as we view human difference and uniqueness through biblical lenses. In week one we will reflect on scriptures that relate to who God is, and the value God places on our particularity and difference. Then we will explore how these biblical foundations can help us understand and accept our own uniqueness as we relate to neighbors different than us. Lastly, we will discuss ways difference is a blessing in our lives and an asset to our ministry.
Required reading: Intercultural Church by Safwat Marzouk (pages 1-44 to be read ahead of first session).
This course is recommended for those interested in exploring scripture, themes of diversity and difference, and understanding one’s neighbor. This course would be helpful to those serving on pastor-parish relations committee, worship and hospitality teams, mission and outreach committees, church council, and many others.
This class is limited to 25 participants.