Insight 340: FaithSoaring Churches Address Multiple Cultures
Congregations seeking to transform must be aware of their community context and be relevant to it. If there are multiple cultures within their context, they may have a missional imperative to address directly or in collaboration with others the spiritual needs of these cultures.
Being multi-cultural differs from being multi-ethnic. Multi-cultural means the ability to have differing expressions of worship, fellowship, spiritual formation, and missional engagement under the umbrella of the same nesting congregation. This may be done through different worship expressions or even different congregations nested by the core congregation. The actual integration of the cultures may be minimal.