Category Archives: Multicultural ministry

Multi-Ethnic Symposium 2017

Concordia Seminary (St. Louis) annual Multiethnic Symposium brings together Lutherans and mission leaders of various ethnicities from across the country for workshops, discussions and worship. The symposium explores how the church should engage in ethnic ministry and what it means … Continue reading

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The Key to Being a Multicultural Church

In his article, “Unity and Diversity: Being a Multicultural Church” (Concordia Journal, Summer 2016:203-210) Mason Keiji Okubo identifies the key to being a multicultural church. He writes, The key to being a multicultural church (i.e. the key to removing the … Continue reading

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July 2 is the Registration Deadline for Reach Out Canada!

Are you still wondering what to do with some of your summer vacation?  Are you passionate about sharing God’s Gospel with people who do not yet believe in Jesus as their Saviour?  If you answered “Yes!” to these two questions … Continue reading

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Mission Work: The Lutheran Way – What is the MISSION?

The following thoughts are reproduced from an article by Eugene W. Bunkowske in Missio Apostolica (Vol. III, No. 2, 1995).  Check out the Lutheran Society for Missiology website.  Among many resources, you will find the most recent copy of Missio … Continue reading

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Matteo Ricci and Roberto DeNobili: Accommodationalists – The Wave of the Future

Sherwood G. Lingenfelter, in his book, Ministering Cross-Culturally (Second Edition) says of the missionary task, “[We are to] love the people to whom we minister so much that we are willing to enter their culture as children, to learn how … Continue reading

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Creating a “Colourized” Congregation

Do you find yourself in a community that is undergoing a shift in ethnicity? Most major North American urban centers are magnets for immigrants.  How do you evangelise and disciple people who are geographically close, but distant culturally and linguistically? … Continue reading

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Lutheran Hour Speaker to Lead MISSION U Webinar this Saturday, May 12th

On Saturday, May 12th, Reverend Gregory Seltz, the Speaker of the Lutheran Hour, will lead a MISSION U webinar on crossing cultural boundaries to share the Gospel. Join Rev. Seltz as he shares the “how to’s” of witnessing across the … Continue reading

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Exponential 2012: Sifted

Sifted – the theme of Exponential 2012 – emphasizes the planter’s spiritual, physical and emotional health as the very foundation for reproducing. In Luke 22:31-32, Jesus’ reference to Peter being “sifted” is based on the process of sifting wheat from … Continue reading

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An Interview with George Patterson

Former missionary, author and professor at Western Seminary, George Patterson sits down with George Robinson to talk about issues regarding church multiplication, discipleship and education. An Interview with George Patterson from Southeastern Seminary on Vimeo.

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The Canadian Urban Context and Low Context Canadians

This section will describe Canadian urban society (in particular, Toronto) and the low context Canadians who reside in the Toronto area. Urban Population Trends In the past, Canada was a rural country because the early immigrants to Canada settled in … Continue reading

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