If your group has taken a significant break since Workshop 13, call and/or email each participant to remind them the group is reconvening. Appreciate their gifts and their commitment to this program and to the congregation.
Consider the definition and characteristics of a person with strong cultural competencies. Consider your own life experiences, recalling times when you gained important knowledge about people who are different from you in race, ethnicity, generation, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or some other aspect of culture. How has learning to navigate across cultural differences enriched your life? In your current situation, how do you apply what you have learned?