“Diversity: God’s Design” is a new multimedia study from Mennonite Church U.S.A. that calls young adults to celebrate the intentional diversity of God’s creation. The free, four-week curriculum uses biblical reflections to introduce the importance of intercultural competency as part of Christian growth and formation. “This curriculum will become increasingly relevant as denominations such as ours seek to be more diverse and inclusive in sharing the good news,” said Glen Guyton, executive director of MC U.S.A. “Diversity: God’s Design” features voices of people from across the Mennonite church who share biblical narratives and personal experiences that invite participants to explore how and why they should join the journey of celebrating diversity. The study is recommended for young adult and intergenerational audiences in faith-based settings. Each 45- to 60-minute lesson includes: a featured sermonette video and biblical passage; a video sharing a young adult’s perspective; a spoken word poetry video; reflection and engagement questions, weekly action steps; and supplemental resources. “Being intercultural is part of biblical discipleship,” said Sue Park-Hur, MC U.S.A. denominational minister for transformative peacemaking. Free downloads are available at mennoniteusa.org/diversity-gods-design.
—Mennonite Church U.S.A.