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Different Models for Multicultural Congregations and Ministries

Blog. Ryk Van Velden. Iron Shapes Iron. Accessed February 7, 2020.

This web resource provides a blog written by author Ryk Van Velden who answers the question, "What is multicultural congregation or ministry?" by describing the advantages and disadvantages of seven different models including multicultural cell churches, planting a separate church, adoption and cooperation, and parallel ministries in one multicultural congregation.

Offerings

blog

Best For

clergy and lay leaders

Cost

free

Suggested Uses

  • Open your congregation up to the acceptance of unique contributions and diversity after exploring the web resource and its seven different models.
  • Study this document with the principle leaders of your faith community before your congregation gets too far into its planning for multicultural congregational life.

About the Contributor
Contributor
Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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