Commitment #6: A strong church is contextualized and diverse, reflecting the community where it’s planted.
Watch the video and work through the content for “Commitment #6” in your Strong Church Workbook. (You can use this link to share the video with your elders/leaders: https://vimeo.com/583222890/cf24bf4e8b) Submit your responses through this Google Form in preparation for your coaching call. Let your coach know if you have any questions or concerns.
God has reconciled all peoples into a multiethnic family in Christ (Eph. 2:11-22). To reveal this beautiful theological reality, we intentionally pursue a multiethnic expression of the church that approaches the diversity of the average public school in our context. God has also given us a ministry of reconciliation. This means we follow Jesus’ humble example in the Incarnation. Jesus emptied Himself, came to our turf, and communicated in our terms so the gospel Word could be communicated without cultural hindrance. Strong churches remove any unnecessary cultural offenses to the gospel as they seek to be a welcoming community for all in their context.