Multicultural Ministry

Multicultural Ministry. A Commitment to Diversity.

 

Ethnicity

In a global society, The Foursquare Church is dedicated to including and representing every ethnicity. To that end, the Urban Multicultural Council encourages and facilitates training for multiethnic leaders.

The formation of ethnic councils and networks invites discovery of new and existing groups, removes barriers to effective ministry, recovery of areas of brokenness, and offers ministerial covering for leaders. Ted Vail, associate director of U.S. missions, serves as a liaison to the various councils and networks.

For more information, please contact Ted Vail.


Stories

Empowering the Next Generation to Fulfill God’s Mission

by Daniel Prieto

Our pastors and Hispanic parents should shoulder our responsibility to raise up our children, kids and youth as ministers and leaders of the kingdom of God, says Daniel Prieto, national Hispanic missional coach for The Foursquare Church. He offers practical suggestions for leading the next generation in our local churches.

 
 

Sensitivity Training 101

by Sam Johnson

Ready or not, your neighborhood is changing. The cultures of the world are literally at our doorsteps, giving the church one of the best evangelism opportunities of all time. FMI Area Missionary Sam Johnson explains how to not only build bridges with our new neighbors, but to learn from them, as well.

 
 

The Lasting Legacy of Aimee Semple McPherson

by Harold Helms

Harold Helms, who pastored Foursquare’s founding church, Angelus Temple, for many years, shares his early experiences as a young man when he attended the church and was a student at L.I.F.E. Bible College. Aimee Semple McPherson’s ministry, he recalls, brought together people from different ethnicities and cultures, and would influence his life and ministry for many years to come.

 
 
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Resources

Consider Where God Has Sent You Already

By The Foursquare Church

In this QuickTalk from Foursquare Connection 2015, Foursquare Pastor Antonio Sims shares some of the lessons he has learned from ministry in a highly diverse district of Detroit. He encourages leaders to welcome strangers, learn about them and form relationships.
 
 

Sent to Foreign Neighbors: Studio 8 at Connection 2015

By The Foursquare Church

The world has moved in, next door. The demographic landscape has shifted drastically, and many believers have awoken to find they are missionaries at home. In this Studio session, recorded live at Connection 2015, Foursquare leaders talk about overcoming cultural barriers to reach our neighbors from around the globe.
 
 

Connection 2014 Main Session: Samuel Rodriguez

Samuel Rodriguez challenges Foursquare churches to break through cultural divides in our quest to see God’s kingdom multiply. If we want to keep reaching the world’s many people groups, we need to let go of any fears, racial divides or cultural nearsightedness. Jesus is for everyone, not just the people we feel most comfortable with.
 
 
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