Becoming an Immigrant Welcoming Congregation

Meeting on Sunday, April 8th at 4:00pm. The day of mono-cultural, mostly homogenous congregations is fast passing away. The fastest growing demographic groups across Wisconsin are racial/ethnic minority immigrants and their children. Wisconsin is fast-becoming an international state, though many of our established congregations do not reflect this change. Becoming an Immigrant Welcoming Congregation examines the opportunities, challenges, and potential for inter-cultural, multi-cultural, and inter-generational mission and ministry. Dan Dick, assistant to the bishop, will present on these topics: language issues, cultural complexity and competency, 1st/2nd/3rd+ generation expectations and needs, and countering unacknowledged racism. We will also offer a planning process for advocacy, organizing, welcoming, and outreaching with immigrant populations.


Sue Koch