Although we are in the 21st century, the term 'multicultural ministry' tends to be an elusive trait of many parishes in America.
Most parishes remain somewhat segregated to this day. Only 14 percent of churches are considered racially diverse, according to The Faith Communities Today survey, which defines multicultural as at least 20 percent of worshipers being of a different race from the majority of the congregation.
We know that race and culture may divide communities here on earth, but there is no place for it when we enter the unity of the heavenly kingdom.
And while most parishes and their leaders don't intentionally avoid diversity, many aren't creating space for multicultural ministry.
We've created a free guide that reveals five essential pillars upon which your parish can create a flourishing multicultural ministry.