I don’t know if you saw, but last week, new Census data showed that more minority births were reported than non-hispanic white births. It’s the first time ever that over 50% of births have been minorities.
First off, I love this.
I love that we’re becoming more diverse ethnically as a society. I think it leads to new experiences, steps our of our comfort zones, and new ways to connect with each other.
Reading this story, though, I couldn’t help but think about the local church.
If the local church is going to reach the world (which we MUST), we’re gonna have to do it with people that don’t look like us and often don’t act like us either.
We’re going to have to reach people that we’re not used to having relationships with…
We’re gonna have to get comfortable being uncomfortable until it’s no longer uncomfortable.
It’s the only way.
You see, when something like this is brought to light, we have a choice as Christians in the Church…
We can let it educate us and leverage it,
or we can ignore it.
We have to recognize and be intentional about reaching the WORLD.
Is the local church you go to ‘diverse’? What steps does the Church as a whole need to take toward reaching a more diverse crowd and generation?
[You can read the story about the Census data here.]