Intercultural Ministry

Weaving Together a Culturally Diverse Church

About the Course 

The Intercultural Ministry Course, "Weaving Together a Culturally Diverse Church" is a dynamic, six-week online course. Come away from this course equipped with an ecclesial vision of communion and mission and its application in the context of culturally diverse parishes and dioceses. Gain the theoretical and practical knowledge to communicate the faith effectively to our increasingly diverse world.

Designed for clergy and pastoral ministry leaders in the dioceses of Dallas and Atlanta, this workshop will equip you to... 

  • Understand the historical and intercultural context of the Church in the United States
  • Become an effective and inspirational bridge-builder between diverse cultures 
  • Attain a practical understanding of the dynamics of conversion and leadership development
  • Reflect on the vision and mission of communion ecclesiology and Gospel enculturation.
  • Deepen your understanding of spirituality and ministry in culturally diverse settings in light of Scripture and the Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in America.
  • Understand the dynamics of mission, stewardship, formation, hospitality, decision-making and other crucial elements of the faith experience in shared parishes.

The Intercultural Ministry Workshop is also offered in Spanish.

Participating Online

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The Neuhoff School of Ministry at the University of Dallas has been offering online education since 2005. We were recently named the #1 Online Theology Master's Degree Program by, which provides an in-depth ranking of degree programs in colleges and universities throughout the country. We strive to provide the same "theological education for transformative service" in our online programs as we offer onsite. The same comprehensive curriculum, rigorous coursework, pastoral application, and community of learning which we've been fostering successfully for over 25 years are equally available to students participating in the online format. 

Intercultural Ministry online students participate actively in an online discussion board, complete assigned readings and take exams just like our onsite students. Find out more about our online courses


Intercultural Ministry is being offered online this summer, staring May 15, 2016. 

About the Instructor

aguilera_titusAlejandro Aguilera-Titus has thirty years of experience in ministry with emphasis on leadership development, faith formation and catechesis, youth and family ministry, and social justice. He is a nationally known speaker and writer highly regarded for his practical application of theological thought to ministry in culturally diverse settings. Alejandro holds a M.A. in Theology from the University of Portland and is a Doctor in Ministry Candidate at Barry University. He currently works at the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church, USCCB. In addition, Alejandro is an adjunct faculty member at Mt. Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmetsburg, Maryland. 

Required Texts                                                  

  1. Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers, USCCB
  2. Best Practices in Shared Parishes: So that They All may Be One, USCCB 


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