Celebrating Cultural Awareness 2014

“I Am A Soldier of Tomorrow”

Celebrating Cultural Awareness

“The Soldier of Tomorrow” was the national theme for Cultural Awareness Week 2014.  This year, resources were developed by the Western Territory to be used for a variety of church (corps) programs.

Monthly Employee Luncheon - CAWThe Multicultural Ministries Department coordinated activities at territorial headquarters (THQ) Tuesday through Thursday, January 14-16.  An all-campus employee luncheon kicked-off the observance.  During lunch, the video ONE was shown, reflecting the attitudes and skills needed for building cross-cultural relationships within a multicultural world. Wednesday’s chapel began with a video featuring a mosaic of employees sharing “I am a Soldier of Tomorrow” in several different languages and this to the toe-tapping gospel song “I’m A Soldier in the Army.” Several individuals witnessed to how they’re living out their mission through their work. A drama and a choir giving an ardent rendition of Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies), by Chris Tomlin, provided for a worshipful time together.  The week’s activities culminated with conversation and lunch with special guest Lt. Colonel David Grindle on “The Marks of a Soldier in a Multicultural Workplace.”

Cultural Awareness Week has traditionally been observed the week prior to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Many corps celebrate the Sunday prior to the holiday.

Soldier’s Hymn by TransMission