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Soong-Chan Rah


Cross-Cultural Development for Christian Leaders





Session Overview

The emphasis of this coaching cohort with Dr. Rah will be on cultural competency in Christian leadership in multi-cultural contexts.

I) Social systems and cultures and how they are created

2) Current social-cultural reality

3) The Current Narratives around culture

4) Biblical Theology of Culture

5) Understanding the spectrum of cross cultural skills

6) Ongoing learning

About Dr. Rah

Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is Milton B. Engebretson Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL and the author of Prophetic Lament: A Call for Jusice in Troubled Times, a commentary on the book of Lamentations (IVP Books, 2015); The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity (IVP Books, 2009); Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church (Moody, 2010); and co-editor of Honoring the Generations: Learning with Asian North American Congregations (Judson, 2012). He is the co-author of Return to Justice (Brazos, 2016); and Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith (Zondervan, 2014).

Soong-Chan received his B.A. in Political Science and History/Sociology from Columbia University; his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; his Th.M. from Harvard University; his D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and his Th.D. from Duke University.

He has served on the boards of Sojourners and the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA). He currently serves on the boards of World Vision, Evangelicals 4 Justice and the Catalyst Leadership Center.

Rah is formerly the founding Senior Pastor of the Cambridge Community Fellowship Church (CCFC), a multi-ethnic, urban ministry-focused church committed to living out the values of racial reconciliation and social justice in the urban context. Soong-Chan has previously been part of a church planting team in the Washington DC area, worked for a number of years with IVCF in Boston (specifically at MIT), and had mobilized CCFC to plant two additional churches.

Soong-Chan, his wife, Sue and their two children, Annah and Elijah live in Chicago.

Who is this for?

  • Pastors that want to develop and grow a healthy multi-ethnic church.

  • Christian leaders who want to develop multi-cultural competency.

What do I get?

  • 6 live monthly video calls with your small group—2 hours of teaching and Q/A (via Zoom Meeting)

  • Private online community (via Slack) to collaborate with Soong-Chan and group (12 people max)

  • 1 60-minute coaching call with Soong-Chan

  • Access to video sessions, to rewatch or
    if you missed a call

What do I invest?

  • $900 ($150/month) 100% payment upfront to reserve spot

  • Participation on live video calls for at least 5 of 6 months

  • Engagement in ‘Slack’ online community, sharing questions, ideas, and goals

  • Read books or articles Soong-Chan recommends for the sessions

The Steps

1. Apply and pay registration before the group is full (12 spots). 

2. We set you up in your online group, where you can ask questions and connect (via 

3. Start 1st video call in January for 6 months (will be on Tuesdays), growing with Soong-Chan and becoming who God wants you to be. 


Here is the group session schedule: From 10AM-Noon CST, on Tuesdays: Jan 23rd, Feb 27th, March 27th, April 24th, May 22th, June (TBD). If you can't make a session, you will have access to a video recording.

Develop a healthy multi-cultural perspective as a Christian leader, apply now. 

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