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Multi-ethnic Church staff

Discussion in 'Polls Forum' started by SaggyWoman, Jul 21, 2008.

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  1. All the people who serve on my church staff are caucasian.

    7 vote(s)
    43.8%
  2. We have at least two ethnic groups represented on our staff.

    4 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. We have at least three ethnic groups represented on our staff.

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. Other

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
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  1. SaggyWoman

    SaggyWoman Active Member

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    Have you considered it?
     
  2. Baptist Believer

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    As far as I know, it's not even on the radar.

    We call people to minister, regardless of their ethnic background, if we believe God has directed us to serve together.

    We also tend to have very low turnover on the vocational ministry staff, except unfortunately for the youth ministry. Pastors tend to stay for at least a decade or more.
     
  3. annsni

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    Just during the summer, we have covered:

    Columbian
    Chinese
    African American
    Cuban
    South African
    Texan ;)

    We also have tall (6'8") and short (4'10"), men and women, hearing and deaf. So we cover LOTS of different types of people.
     
  4. FriendofSpurgeon

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    Short answer - yes.
    • Senior Pastor -- Jamaican
    • Executive Pastor -- American
    • Pastor of Community -- Puerto Rican
     
  5. rbell

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    On all government documents, I classify myself as "eskimo/inuit." I figure it's none of their business, so I try to foul up their stats.

    Does that make our church staff multi-ethnic?
     
  6. Salty

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    At Faith Bap, I am the only person on Staff; and I am a Mutt-Americian!:thumbs:
     
  7. FriendofSpurgeon

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    Isn't it difficult to effectively minister to a multi-ethnic and/or multi-racial community if the church staff is 100% anglo? It is also important (perhaps more so) to have diverse lay leadership as well.

    If you minister in a predominately anglo area, then it would make sense for the leadership to be anglo. However, if you are in an area with many people groups and have an anglo only leadership team, then you shouldn't be suprised that only anglos attend worship.
     
  8. SaggyWoman

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    Sometimes, I will do the same thing with a different classification.
     
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