Apr 21, 2008

Multicultural vs Multi-ethnic

I just recently spoke at the multicultural conference in San Antonio. What I find interesting that the denomination considers Trinity a multicultural church.

I have told the others repeatedly that we are not a multicultural church and that multicultural has never been our stated goal.

The purpose of our church is to do whatever it takes to grow new Christians and to do everything within our power to grow faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

There is a world of difference between a multicultural church and a multi-ethnic church.

Trinity Presbyterian Church is a multi-ethnic church. We have many ethnicities present at Trinity - Anlgo, British, Netherlands, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Taiwanese, Brazilian, Mexican, Nigerian, Ghanaian, Kenyan, etc.

While we have many ethnicities present we are still a mono-cultural church. We are a typical suburban church. Most of us are middle class, upper middle class suburban folk.

Our goal is to make a difference to the 91% unchurched in our area. we want to see as many of the 91% come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and to help them become faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.
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