Learn why we need the multicultural response ministry in our church. What must we do?
Why multicultural response?
It is a ministry focusing on stimulating the Christian community’s responses to the multicultural situation and trends in South Canterbury.
The multicultural response is the host’s (New Zealand-based Christians) response to migrants from other countries working and living in Timaru and regions beyond.
It is an opportunity to get to know people coming from different places, fellowship with them in the spirit of Christian love.
The Christian mandate
Jesus Christ commanded us to love God and love our neighbours as we love ourselves.
Who are our neighbours? How can we show our love for them?
What are the many ways and circumstances where we can testify how loving we are to our neighbours?
People from many nations are coming to New Zealand to live and work. Look around your neighbourhood, and you will see neighbours with various ethnic backgrounds.
In the church, take the time to see who’s sitting in the pews around you. New faces are coming and joining in the fellowship.
Celebrating Multicultural Response Ministry
We thank the Lord God Almighty for giving us the Multicultural Response Ministry and sustaining us in the past years.
The multicultural event, “Evening of Praise and Worship“, on 20th April 2013 marked the launching of the ministry.
How are you responding to the multicultural trend in your church?