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Multicultural Churches Highly Needed

I’m proud to be part of a multicultural church. My church is a melting pot swirling with different skin tones; accents; dialects and languages; and endless knowledge of different cultures, all being stirred by Christ. For as long as I can remember I have been exposed to different cultures in God’s house.

Don’t get me wrong I am aware that there are Hispanic churches, Korean churches, etc, and churches that are dubbed “black churches”/“white churches” due to them being predominantly African American/Caucasian , but I’m pretty sure this is moreso because of language reasons and because of the community where those churches reside. If there are other reasons please educate me, because I don’t know it all.

A while ago on a radio talk, a question was presented: are multicultural churches necessary?

We need churches to be like this because as we’ve seen in the Bible, anyone of any nationality can be a believer and be worthy of the Lord’s compassion. In Mark 7, Christ answered the plea of a gentile woman whose daughter had been possessed by a demon. Also, let us not forget in Matthew 7 of Christ answering the plea of a Roman centurion, an enemy and oppressor of the Jews. That centurion told Christ he was not worthy to have Christ in his household. Instead he believed Jesus could heal his servant just by speaking it, and as he believed it was made so. The faith of that centurion was so great that Jesus remarked how He had not seen anyone in all Israel with such faith. Christ’s help and compassion is not for one one ethnic group, but for all.

If you truly believe a house of God would be better off with people surrounded by only saints of their own color or nationality, then chances are you’re not going to like Heaven, because I have yet to see anything in the Bible that says that the everlasting Kingdom is segregated.

“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” -Galatians‬ ‭3:26-29‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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By David Harris

I was born on January 31, 1992. I graduated from Austin Peay State University in December 2015 with a B.S. My major was Communications, with a concentration in Print & Web Journalism. My minor was English, with a concentration in Creative Writing. Writing is my passion. I’m a book lover. I prefer to to be called a Booklion rather than a bookworm. Why- lions are mightier.
My first love is Jesus Christ. I was raised in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. No we are not a cult. We are Christians who worship on Saturday.
I have been stuttering since I was four, but through Christ I have persevered through it and will continue to do so. I’m not thing with Him.
Singing is another passion of mine. God blessed with me with the gift of song, which I am grateful for.

2 replies on “Multicultural Churches Highly Needed”

David you are TRULY a gifted writer. Thank you for addressing this concern. I don’t think we always get it.
TRUE multi-cultural churches have multi-cultural leaders ALSO, otherwise, your church looks just like every other American structure. It should not be so in the HOUSE OF GOD….as I started out as an evangelist….I THOUGHT I’d spend most of my time in this region praying for the sick , leading souls to CHRIST—and I recognize—-this IS THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY……but I have to be honest, there are many times my heart aches when I have to refer a babe in Christ to a new church……because of the structure of leadership…..or the lack of diversity in the body.
You see TRUE multiculturalism is reflected in LEADERSHIP as well. It’s GOOD when brothers and sisters dwell together in unity.(sit together in the pews) …….but it is BETTER-when we can LEAD together (be reflected in the leadership by percentages) in UNITY.
Thank you for opening the envelope to address such an important AND TIMELY dialogue.

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