Cross-racial and cross-cultural (CR/CC) appointments are appointments of clergypersons to congregations in which the majority of their constituencies are different from the clergyperson’s own racial/ethnic and cultural background.
GCORR offers resources to aid the church in its engagement with the multicultural realities of the world and the growing number of CR/CC pastoral appointments in the United States. The following resources are written by CR/CC pastors that offer tips and insight for newly appointed CR/CC pastors.
3 Questions to Ask Yourself in a New CR/CC Appointment
by Rev. Dr. Clarence Brown, St. Lukes UMC, Virginia Annual Conference
Becoming a Culturally Competent Leader through Empathy, Curiosity, and Self-Awareness
by Rev. Steve Y. Kim, The United Methodist Church of Huntington-Cold Spring Harbor NY Conference
Tips for a Joyful CR/CC Ministry
by Rev. Young Mee Park, District Superintendent of Dekalb District, Northern Illinois Conference
Preaching in Cross-Racial/Cross-Cultural Ministry
by Rev. Moonyoung Lee, Calpac Annual Conference
Additional worship resource:
Great Thanksgiving – Communion Liturgy Celebrating Cultural Diversity
by Rev. Mike Johnson, Baltimore-Washington Conference