Sep 12, 2012

Does Your Children's Ministry Champion Diversity?

“We must face the sad fact that at the eleven o’clock hour on Sunday morning when we stand to sing, we stand in the most segregated hour in America…and the most segregated school is Sunday school.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Does everyone in your church look like you?  If so, why?  The church should be the #1 champion of diversity. 

Heaven is going to reflect the wonderful diversity that God loves. 

"After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb."    
Revelation 7:9 

It's time we bring a little heaven to earth.
 
America is becoming more diverse with each passing year.   By 2050, there will not be a majority ethnic group.  The churches that God will use in the years to come will be diverse churches.

How can your Children's Ministry champion diversity?  You must be intentional.  Diversity happens when people are intentional.
  • Champion diversity in leadership.  Your church leaders should reflect diversity.
  • Champion diversity in cultural awareness.
  • Honor holidays such as MLK day, Cinco de Mayo, etc.
  • Reflect diversity in media and print pieces.
Effective Children's Ministry is diverse Children's Ministry.