This workshop will engage participants in examining the place of the synod and any individual congregations on the journey from monocultural to pluralist to authentically integrated. We will identify areas for analyzing a congregation’s growth and will explore the depth and meaning of cultural values, norms, and practices and the roles they play in fostering or inhibiting congregational change.
Light refreshments will be served, and you are invited to give a free-will offering.
There is no need to pre-register for this event… just come!
Rev. Marilyn Miller is a lifelong Milwaukeean. Her first call, and still one of her passions, is teaching. She has served for over 40 years in some capacity of education with every part of the age range in several institutions. Rev. Miller currently serves as Pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Reformation Lutheran – ELCA on the north side of Milwaukee. One of her current calls to community service is as the President of the Board for Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH).
Dr. Joyce Caldwell is a skilled adult educator and has written several resources on race, culture, and white privilege, including the ELCA resource Troubling the Waters for Healing of the Church: A Journey for White Christians from Privilege to Partnership and the ELCA web-based resource One Body, Many Members. Her dissertation explored how a congregation that is living in the intersection of race and class reflects on and negotiates those intersections, and the factors that foster or hinder practices and interactions in the intersections that could lead toward becoming an authentically integrated multiracial congregation or a mutual partner in its diverse neighborhood. For the past 11 years, she has served as a university professor and Associate University Provost and Dean of four adult campuses. She is recently retired.