Some individuals have an internal motivator that fuels them to do something great; we call this passion. We can use this passion to create an incredible impact, or we can sit and do nothing. Although I'm a ministry practitioner who enjoys teaching topics on leadership, one of my passions in life is to help individuals understand the culture around them and find ways to engage it with cultural intelligence.
My Christian faith is central to fulfilling God's plan and purpose for my life. Currently, I serve as the Associate Pastor of Family Life Assembly in a capacity that allows me to oversee the Worship and Creative Arts as well as the church's local and world mission. Faith allows me to focus on the people in the church community who remains unchurched or disengaged from a local church. My leadership platform allows me to empower other leaders to engage those individuals outside the church.
‘dminlgp.com’ serves as the tag aggregation application for the Leadership and Global Perspectives Doctor of Ministry (LGP DMin) program at Portland Seminary (of George Fox University). The program focuses on equipping Christian leaders in faith-based nonprofit organizations and churches to confidently, constructively, and effectively carry out the mission of the gospel of Jesus Christ in an increasingly interconnected world. It is through this leadership resource many of my academic writing can be found.
Globalization influences the development of international interactions among leaders serving in cross-cultural settings and creates challenges for those who are unprepared to lead cross-culturally. It is my belief that cultural intelligence may influence the strategic design of a church congregation’s worship practices. I challenge leaders to honor a person's culture because it helps to shape their behavior.