Every pastor and church leader needs to have an appreciation and understanding of race, ethnicity, and culture. Chip Luter of Idlewild at the Springs joins Sam and Josh on today’s episode. Chip shares his experience in transitioning from a predominantly black church in New Orleans to a diverse church in Tampa. Don’t be afraid to talk with people of different ethnicities, hear their stories, and ask questions. Engage with people in your community Instead of getting your talking points from the talking heads of media.
Located in Fort Worth, Texas, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is committed to providing theological education for individuals engaging in Christian ministry. Southwestern Seminary offers a variety of degree programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. Just this year, our friends at Southwestern launched new 8-week online classes, which means you don’t have to wait until the next full semester to begin. If you are interested in taking the next step in ministry, visit SWBTS.edu to learn more about how you can get started.
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