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ICC Sermon Starters: Promoting Intercultural Competency In Preaching

by | Mar 31, 2022 | UMC News

The General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) has created a PDF downloadable resource to assist both clergy and lay preachers to attend faithfully to the biblical text while engaging Intercultural Competency (ICC) as a value and skill set. The cost is $20 and is available at https://www.r2hub.org/premium-resources/p/icc-sermon-starters.

The resource format is decidedly exegetical. Interpretation of the biblical text happens before intercultural competency ideas, values, and skill sets enter the discussion. Then, and only then, does dialogue take place between the two. Each contributor’s commentary ends with two (2) sermon starters to stir your preaching imagination, such that your work moves from study to sermon preparation. This resource assumes basic preaching skills and is not intended to teach someone how to preach. At the same time, it assumes a beginner-level experience with Intercultural Competency. Thus, the workaround the biblical text focuses on interpretation (exegesis), and the workaround Intercultural Competency focuses on education through concrete definitions, descriptions, examples, and connections. GCORR is excited to walk alongside you as you expand your preaching skills, learn how to incorporate ICC into your sermons, and show congregations and beyond how ICC is an authentic expression of our faith.

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