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Cultivating Diversity in Worship Grant

In a world that calls us to separate ourselves based on difference, the church is called to embrace the gifts of all of its members. This year, you are invited to join the Office of University Ministries and College of Theology of Christian Ministry for a conversation on cultivating diversity in worship. Through 6 key events pastors, worship leaders, scholars, students, and practitioners will hear from renowned speakers, pastor panels, and participate in roundtable discussions about cultivating diversity in worship. 

These events are offered through a generous grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and are free of charge. Those who participate in at least 5 events will receive a Certificate in Vital Worship as well as resources for cultivating diversity in worship.

Each event will include a keynote speaker, practitioner panel, and roundtable discussion to build community with other leaders. 

    Spring Events

  • Strategic Solutions For Multicultural Ministry
    02-11-2019 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Belmont Ministry Center (2005 12th Ave South)Register


    There is actually a strategy for making room for diversity within the context of your organization, your church, your worship ministries.  Intentional multicultural ministry is an art-form and there is a learning curve.  Learn strategic ways to cultivate the mission, vision, values of intentional multicultural ministry.



  • It's Not Easy, But It's Worth It
    03-18-2019 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Belmont Ministry Center (2005 12th Ave South)Register


    Over two decades ago, Dr. Chris Williamson planted an intentionally multicultural church.  His experience has been both rich and challenging. He will share stories of the journey and lessons he has learned and is learning along the way.




  • Reconciliation As Worship
    04-01-2019 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Belmont Ministry Center (2005 12th Ave South)Register


    Reconciliation is an “ongoing spiritual process” initiated by the work of Jesus Christ on the cross at Golgotha. As Jesus reconciles us back to God, he also reconciles us to one another as an intentional reflection of the Great Commandment. As we cultivate diversity within our expressions of worship it is imperative that we realize reconciliation as worship.


This program is made possible through a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.