Becoming Revelation 7:9
Becoming 7:9 is a must read for those who are exploring the Multi-Ethnic ministry.
The guide, Becoming 7:9 derives its title from Revelation 7:9-After these things I looked, and behold,a great multitude which no one could count, FROM EVERY NATION AND ALL TRIBES AND PEOPLES AND TONGUES. Standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands;
As we seek jointly to build the multi-ethnic church, we look ahead to the end of all things, where believers worship God across every division. We desire to see that vision achieved even now on earth as it is in heaven. This guide will answer some frequently asked questions about the multi-ethnic church. We pray you are blessed by it and that you join with us in building churches like heaven!
- 1. Why should I be concerned with working toward a multi-ethnic/multicultural presence in my church?
- 2. What theological basis exists for this vision of church?
- 3. What are the main barriers that exists in pursuing this vision?
- 4. Will becoming a multi-ethnic church benefit my congregation?
- What are some of the key components of creating a healthy multi-ethnic/multicultural church?
- 5. Has anyone written on "best practices" in this arena?
- 6. What challenges will i face if I try to pursue this vision?
- Should everyone pursue this vision?
- 7. Should everyone pursue this vision?
About The Author
This project was created for the Cincy Mosaix network. Becoming 7:9 answers to the frequently most asked questions about the Multi-Ethnic church as compiled by Oneya Fennell Okuwobi.Oneya serves as the Director of Cross Cultural Education at Peoples Church (Cincinnati, OH), which has transitioned from a 98% Caucasian commuter church to a church that reflects the diversity of the city (25% international, 25% African American and 50% Caucasian). She is also the founder of TranscendCulture, a small organizational services firm dedicated to resourcing the multiethnic church. Oneya is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A. - Economics) and Regent University (M. Div. Practical Theology). Oneya has previously written Crossonomics, a study designed to bridge socio-economic gaps and Transcend, a workbook designed to stimulate conversation on racial issues.