What does it mean to be a community of multi-cultural Christians? We live in an ethnically and culturally diverse world, and God’s desire is for the church to lead the way in cross cultural relationships. This was first evident in the early church through the inclusion of Gentile and Jewish believers, and the author of Revelation described the future of God’s Kingdom as a multicultural kingdom:
After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. (Revelation 7:9) That means you and I are called to be multi-cultural Christians who know how to listen to and learn from people that come from different backgrounds. Because we live in a highly segregated, majority culture area, we aren’t always good at this. So, in order to strengthen our multi-cultural muscles, we are going to invite some of the members of our community who are not a part of the majority culture, to come and share what their experience has been like.