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The church in heaven will be multi-ethnic. How can we begin to experience that in our churches here and now?
- State it.
- Stage it.
- Staff it.
Revelation 7:9 After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb.
See Also: Church Growth, Diversity
Talk About It
- What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
- How would you describe the ethnic makeup of your church? Do you think it needs to change, and if so, in what ways?
- Read Revelation 7:9. In what ways do you think the church has a special role to pay in “reflecting” our future in heaven?
- How can you “stage” diversity in your church? Give some specific examples.
- Why is staffing such a crucial part of the diversifying process? What might it look like in your church?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.