October 20, 2021

Five Resources on Multi-cultural Congregations

This month we offer five resources on multi-cultural congregations. Please share this digest with new members of your vestry and extend an invitation to subscribe to ECF Vital Practices to receive Vestry Papers, blogs, and the monthly digest.

The Rev. David Romanik relates his experience integrating families from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into his West Texas parish in Breaking Down Walls.

ECF Fellow the Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite examines who are Latinos and how the answers can help support multicultural congregations in Expanding Our Understanding.

In her article, Building a Diverse Vestry, the Rev. Anna Olson gives practical steps on how to build and maintain a strong, multicultural and multilingual vestry.

In Multilingual Leadership and Multicultural Churches, Dr. Sandra T. Montes presents a video of the Rev. Silvestre Romero who speaks in Spanish about his 18 years as an Episcopal priest and shares methods he’s developed to create successful bilingual congregations.

Lelanda Lee writes that people of color have a unique call to leadership in The Episcopal Church in Our Call to Leadership.