What unique opportunities are afforded by pastoring a multi-ethnic church?
Pastoring a multi-ethnic church affords a unique opportunity to:
- Demonstrate that unity in Christ can overcome all worldly differences. A multi-ethnic church can provide a rich foretaste of the day when people from every nation, tribe, people, and language will worship God in perfect harmony (Rev. 7:9-10).
- Destroy misconceptions about Christianity. For example, in the Muslim world, “Christianity” is strongly associated with the moral corruptions of Hollywood. So if a Muslim were to encounter a church made up not just of Americans but Middle Easterners, East Asians, and more, they would be surprised, to say the least.
(Some of this material has been adapted from John Folmar’s article, “Pastoring a Multi-Ethnic Church”)