Cultural Engagement

Definition for Cultural Engagement

“The student demonstrates appreciation for the many dimensions of ongoing public-square and global conversations related to social, cultural, religious, biblical, and theological concerns, and develops a biblical Christian perspective that results in knowledgeable, compassionate dialogue with appropriate evangelistic engagement.”


Because I want to better engage people with the gospel and God’s word, I will develop and maintain a monthly podcast to engage people in scripture and address apologetic issues related to scripture.


  1. I will select experts with whom to interview on topics related to scripture and apologetics
  2. I will plan a schedule of monthly podcast episodes based on speaker availability
  3. I will record podcasts and upload them to apple podcasts
  4. I will share the podcast through social media and post the interview transcript to my blog site


  1. Podcasting equipment (microphone, space, recording software)
  2. Podcast hosting application with the ability to feed podcast episodes to Apple Podcasts and other podcasting apps
  3. Blog website
  4. Topics & experts to interview on scripture and apologetics tasks


  1. By June 1 I will have a podcast hosting service and a tentative schedule of interviewees for the podcast.
  2. By August 1 I will have finalized the schedule of podcasts for the fall and spring semesters.
  3. By September 1 I will have recorded and posted my first podcast.
  4. I will review my progress and performance each moth with both my Ministry Mentor and Ministry Coach.

Part II

Overall Reflection Statement for Cultural Engagement 

For my competence in cultural engagement,  I am submitting __________ [name/type of artifact] which demonstrates __________ [what you learned, experienced, or accomplished and with who]. Describe my thoughts for 100 words.

Artifacts With Descriptions

  1. A link to the podcast feed on Apple Podcasts which allow the viewer to listen to any podcast episodes created for this project
  2. A link to transcripts of each podcast episode uploaded as blog posts to my website

Learning Reflection

As I developed and demonstrated cultural engagement,  I have learned __________ [something you have learned about yourself, about people, about ministry, and/or about God]. Describe my thoughts for 100 words.

5.  Lifelong Development Statement

As a result of the experiences documented by these artifacts, I will continue to develop in cultural engagement by __________ [something you will do differently next time or continue to improve upon]. Describe my thoughts for 100 words.