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The Basics of Cultural Competency for Church Planters

Justin Juntunen

Justin Juntunen

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When reaching out to a community we all need skills that help us connect with people. Most people find it natural to connect with people who are similar to them. For pastors, leaders, and church planters we also need skills for connecting with people who are significantly different than us. Watch this conversation about cultural competency; what it is, why you need it, and how to develop it.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The definition of cultural competency
  • How cultural wisdom ties into God’s mission
  • The importance of having a posture of humble curiosity

“If you want the 5 steps to make your church diverse, the thing before that is making your life more diverse.” — Geno Olison

Listen to the Audio 

“God we want wisdom that far outpaces wokeness.” —Josh Williams

Timeline:

3:46 Defining Cultural Competency
10:00 How God’s mission ties into cultural wisdom
17: 52 The importance of having a posture of humble curiosity
38:25 Working together with diverse identities 
43:36 Leading and learning in this journey

“Questions are my friends and assumptions are my enemies in this conversation.” —Geno Olison

 Resources

What is Cultural Competence? – Part 1 – Billy Vaughn, PhD CDP
Soulcare and Multiethnic Church
Generous God Vineyard Worship Album
Vineyard Institute: Story of the Kingdom
The Big Story: James Choung
Beyond Colorblind: Redeeming Our Ethnic Journey by Sarah Shin
Are you called to more leadership? What if 10 simple questions could change the trajectory of your life?
Multiply Vineyard Summit
How to Reach the Spiritually Dissatisfied in your Community Webinar – September 26 at 10am

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