Core Questions

What core questions are guiding the RLDP?

The RLDP addresses three core questions:

  • How do multiracial church pastors develop, sustain, and nurture their congregations?
  • What are the expectations that come with being a multiracial church pastor?
  • What factors affect the leadership capacity of multiracial church pastors?

Put more succinctly, the RLDP seeks to answer the question: What does it take to successfully pastor a multiracial church in today’s America? “Success” is quite a subjective term and varies across settings. It is determined in many respects by pastors, their congregations and the religious communities of which they are a part. The RLDP will be engaging people from each of these groups to address the project’s core questions.