Multicultural Ministries

Department of Multicultural Ministries
Rev. Lisa Walker, Director

Address: 108 Oakview, Hull, GA 30646
Phone: (mobile) 706.255.3450
Email: billwalker@inside-edge.org
Skype: billwalkeremc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/billwalkeremc
Current Newsletter: Summer 2016

Paul, writing in Acts 17:24-27 said, “The God who made the world and all things in it, since he is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; neither is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all life and breath and all things; and he made from one, every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times, and the boundaries of their habitation, that they should seek God, if perhaps they might grope for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.” (NAS)

This means that the people groups or “nations” of the world (ethne) have been placed sovereignly by God here in the U.S. for His purposes. His call to each of us is to reach out to them with the saving message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, using all means available.

 This means that rather than being afraid of current immigration trends, we should embrace the presence of the immigrant groups, and welcome the global evangelism opportunity they represent. God has brought the mission fields of the world together. It is our dream that the EMC should resemble the vision of the Apostle John in Rev. 7:9–people of every nation, tribe, people [group] and language!  If we are effectively reaching our society, then a cross-section of the local church should roughly resemble (demographically and socially) the cross-section of the corresponding local community.

Remember what Paul also said in Gal. 3:28 that there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. All who profess Christ should be welcomed and incorporated in our churches, without consideration of their race, gender, or economic standing! However, just saying “everyone is welcome” is not enough. It’s really not even a beginning.  Everyone (who has faith) is welcome to the wedding feast of the Lamb, but in Matthew 22:9 the king (representing God) sent his servants to the street corners to invite people to the banquet. He did not just wait to see who would voluntarily enter his wedding hall. Do you really think that people of different ethnicities will show up to your facility, get saved and join the church, just because you say “everyone is welcome”?  When did that last work even with people of your OWN ethnicity or culture group?  Brother and sisters, we must be INTENTIONAL in reaching the nations among us. The DMM exists to help you. Please answer God’s call to reach all nations (Matthew 28:19-20) and allow us to guide you in the process.