Is it really worth the extra effort, energy and planning to establish and maintain a multi-ethnic church? Do the benefits outweigh the costs? After all, only 2.5% of mainline Protestant churches can be described as multi-ethnic so why should my church be any different?
The short answer is a resounding, âYes!â It is absolutely worth it. That only leaves the question of why itâs worth it. A multi-ethnic church:
â¢truly mirrors culture – We are a diverse world, nation and, more often than not, community. Should not our churches look like the community we serve?
â¢greatly impacts culture – It illustrates the available potential we have when we tear down walls of prejudice and various -ismâs.
â¢rightly represents heaven – There are no seating assignments in heaven based on race, socio-economic status, denomination, education or any other box society likes to put people into. Wouldnât it be nice to get a taste of that before we get there?
Yes. It takes extra effort, energy and planning to be multi-ethnic. But the rewards are unbelievably limitless. Imagine what we could do in our world when we stand united: one voice, one people serving one God.