This document lays out different ways that college students can engage in multi-ethnic ministry. Developed by the CCO campus minsitry organization.
This ministry is dedicated to meeting the needs of one specific racial and ethnic minority group. (This group can have some racial and ethnic diversity, but this is not central to the design of the ministry.)
1. Passion for seeing the gospel advance within a specific racial and ethnic minority group.
2. Knowledge of important issues and values affecting a specific group, their history and a sense of their future.
This ministry is committed to exploring the experiences of people of other cultures for the purpose of gaining a greater understanding of their socio-cultural context and a better ability to relate to them individually and collectively.
1. An openness that allows past held stereotypes and misperceptions to be challenged.
2. A desire for knowledge of important issues and values affecting people of other cultures.
This ministry is committed to building bridges to populations that are not represented (or are under-represented) in their own ranks. This ministry begins to have dialogue with individuals and representative organizations as well as opening the door to experiential learning.
1. A willingness to be uncomfortable.
2. A sense of adventure.
This ministry seeks to integrate individuals of differing ethnic and racial make-ups into an existing ministry for the purpose of fellowship, friendship and shared learning.
2. Intentional relationship development.
This ministry sees racial and ethnic diversity as central to accomplishing its mission and seeks to develop leaders of all races and ethnicities (or at least the ethnicities present) who are committed to cross-cultural ministry and living, and also to actively address social injustices experienced by specific racial and ethnic groups.
1. Trust and ongoing open and purposeful dialogue.
2. A commitment to social action.
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