Each Grace Brethren church is uniquely situated toaccelerate the great commission in its own community, according to Jay Bell,director of Internationals USA at Grace Brethren International Missions.
“That’s what Reaching Ethnic America is all about!” he says.
Reaching Ethnic America is a two-day workshop hosted by Grace BrethrenInternational Missions as a part of Celebrate 2010, the annual conference ofthe Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The workshop beginsat 3:00 p.m., Monday, July 19, and ends at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 20. It willinclude a missions trip on Monday to a nearby Hindu community, dinner on Mondayevening, and lunch on Tuesday, plus various seminars and exchanges on how toreach ethnic America.
“This is an opportunity for churches of all sizes,” says Bell. “Local ethnicoutreach is an equalizer between churches-congregational size doesn’t matter atall! It’s all about the size ofyour vision-the ability to see the nations living in your community.”
Workshop topics are designed to help church members throughthe stages of involvement, including making initial contacts, sustainingrelationships over time, and planting ethnic churches.
“Any size church can begin a significant international,cross-cultural ministry to the nation’s right-at-home,” he concludes. “It’salso ‘pioneer missions’ because many nations in a community are classified’least reached’ on the Joshua Project website (joshuaproject.net ).”
To register, see fgbc.org/celebrate .