Take a journey with Jesus out into the multicultural neighbourhood around you by taking part in next month’s LCANZ Cross-Cultural Ministry Conference in Melbourne.

Registrations are now open for the two-day conference, which is a call to leave your ‘home base’ and engage with those who need to hear about ‘the reason for the hope we have’.

Cross-Cultural Ministry Facilitator Craig Heidenreich says the conference will also address the practical challenge of how to walk in a way that blesses our unsaved neighbours. ‘How do we learn to listen, and talk to them in a new way?’, he asks. ‘Let’s be people who engage these neighbours (who have come from ‘the nations’) and welcome them into our fellowship so that our gatherings start to reflect the diversity around us.’

Go to www.lca.org.au/cross-cultural-conference for more details and to book your place. Registrations close on 26 April 2023.

CULTURE PUT INTO CONTEXT

Speakers at the conference will include multicultural consultant Dr Meewon Yang and multicultural second-generation coordinator Charlene Delos Santos, who will address the topic, ‘The impact of multicultural church models across generations’. LCA and Interserve missionary Nathan Bradtke will share about building rapport with people of Muslim background, while the conference dinner speaker will be Major Karen Elkington, manager of the Salvation Army’s asylum seeker support program.

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