Racial church

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Have you ever been to a service ..........

  1. In a black church

    28 vote(s)
    75.7%
  2. In a hispanic church

    12 vote(s)
    32.4%
  3. In an American Indian church

    6 vote(s)
    16.2%
  4. In an Indian (India) church

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. A church overseas or not in America

    20 vote(s)
    54.1%
  6. An Asian church

    6 vote(s)
    16.2%
  7. A Russian/Ukrainian church

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
  8. Other

    5 vote(s)
    13.5%
  9. I routinely attend a church that I am a minority

    5 vote(s)
    13.5%
  10. None of the above

    4 vote(s)
    10.8%
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  1. SaggyWoman

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    Have you ever been to....
     
  2. annsni

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    We've been to a number of different churches and we will be happy to do so again to worship with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

    My husband also did the music for a tent revival on the site of a future black baptist church - and the church is now about 2/3 of the way to being built. Our church donated our old steeple to them after repairing it. It didn't matter WHAT church they were as long as they were Bible-believing and solid in Christ. :)
     
  3. LeBuick

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    Great post... :thumbsup:
     
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    A few years ago I was asked to be one of the preachers at a funeral for a black neighbor . She and her husband were such sweet people and I enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity.
     
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    Black Church, Asian Church, and overseas.
     
  6. Joseph M. Smith

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    I checked off "routinely attend a church where I am a minority" even though it is not true any longer, because I was for 20 years the white pastor of a majority black congregation. And yet it was not a "black church" in the sense of its cultural expectations or worship style being those commonly associated with black churches.

    In recent months I have had the privilege of preaching, with translation, at a Burmese church and at a church composed of French-speaking Africans.
     
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    What a privilege... :thumbs:

    Is my green showing? :laugh:
     
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    I regret to say that I have not had the privilege to attend many Churches outside that of where I am now. I do have an old high school friend that is the Mayor of Palatka, FL and the also the Pastor of Mt Tabor First Baptist Church and would like to go hear a full sermon from him some day soon. However being the Assoc Pastor of a Church for the past, near to, 20 years I do not get the opportunity to visit any others. I have been in services where the congregation was mixed and the preachers are of different race but never been in a building that was a designated "Black Church."
     
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    Considering I am a missionary in Latin America and I preach every week in Spanish. Yeah I have been in a hispanic church.

    But it is not outside of America. Its outside of the United States.:D The people here will tell you emphatically that they are americans too. And they are right- their south americans.
     
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    BTW you may want to call it an ethnic church not racial since there is no such thing as biological race. Just a thought.
     
  11. FriendofSpurgeon

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    One Sunday last summer, I had the opportunity to visit New City Fellowship in St. Louis, MO (www.newcity.org). It is probably the most integrated church (race, ethnicity, socioeconomic) I've ever attended. It was a wonderful experience.

    We have a Korean congregation that uses our facilities each Sunday afternoon. However, I've never attended any of the services -- don't think I would understand very much.

    Our own church is probably 30-40% non-Anglo, including members who are Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Jamaicans, Chinese, Trinidians, American blacks, Brazilians, etc.
     
  12. Tom Butler

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    Black churches, several times. Have spoken and sung.

    Baptist churches in Romania. Sang in 10-15 of them during a mission trip.

    A Gypsy Church in Romania. Sang, my pastor preached.

    An Anglican Church in London, in March of this year. They're "low" church, that is, non-liturgical. Could have easily been mistaken for a Baptist church except for the collar on the preacher.
     
  13. EdSutton

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    Well said.

    Ed
     
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    I have had the privilege to preach to a Mexican congregation (via an interpretor). That was quite an experience, especially the song service where I was asked to play the keyboard. I had to wait until the song leader started and then find the key he was in and try to recognize the song by the tune. Luckily, I play solely by ear.

    Also, we have a COEBA (Conference on Evangelizing Black America) church nearby that we fellowship with regularly.
     

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