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Professor Rah to Launch New Book and Lead Dialogue September 8

Soong-Chan Rah

CHICAGO, IL (August 23, 2010) – Soong-Chan Rah, associate professor of church growth and evangelism, will launch his new book, Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church, on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. North Park University is sponsoring and hosting a dialogue with Professor Rah from 5:00 to 6:30 pm, at the Gleacher Center, as part of the Chicago 2010 National Conference of the Christian Community Development Association, of which Rah is a board member.

This book is intended to equip evangelicals for ministry and outreach in our changing nation. Borrowing from the business concept of “cultural intelligence,” Rah explores how God’s people can become more multiculturally adept. From discussions about cultural and racial histories, to reviews of case-study churches and Christian groups that are succeeding in bridging ethnic divides, Rah provides a practical and hopeful guidebook for Christians wanting to minister more effectively in diverse settings.

Following a short overview of the book, a round-table dialogue with church leaders who engage in multicultural competency in their ministries will take place, providing an opportunity for exploring various approaches. The discussion will cover tips for success and well as lessons these leaders have learned along the way. Professor Rah will be available following the dialogue for a book signing.

The Gleacher Center is located on the north side of the Chicago River, one block east of the Sheraton Hotel, the second building west of Michigan Avenue. Enter on the east side of the building. Room 600 is on the 6th floor. Space is limited, and attendance requires an invitation, which may be picked up at the North Park Display at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers during the CCDA Conference. Email manycolorsrsvp@gmail.com to request an invitation. For more information, contact the Center for Youth Ministry Studies at 773-244-5207.