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Your Church Racially Diverse

How racially diverse is your church? Is it the preference or prejudice of congregants that keeps some churches primarily filled with one race or another?

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Thank you, Moderator, I should have added that. ;)
---AlwaysOn on 4/15/08

We have a few vistors that are of color. But as far as being like Jews, Indians, other nations for example. We don't have any that come to our church. My city don't have alot from other nations, except Mexico. They are more than welcome to come to our church and worship God. But we don't see to many from other nations.
---Rebecca_D on 9/7/06

Yes, it is. The moderator made a good point about the location, that must be considered too, but sometimes churches prefer one ethnic group over another, this is called a church of satan, not God.
---Mrs._Morgan on 9/6/06

We will be looking for a new church now that we have moved. I loved the diversity in our church in Las Vegas! We had Indians, and cowboys! Asian Indians, whites, blacks and all in between. We even had an Elvis impersonator at our church! It was a great family body where our pastor preached the unvarnished bible truth!
---NV_Barbara on 9/6/06

The church I belong to has a changing face due to the Army Post nearby but it has had different ethnic types all along. I was blessed as a child that even though it was the days of segregation the church my grandmother attended and the black peoples church visited back and forth to fellowship and worship with each other every few weeks.
---Darlene_1 on 9/6/06

I believe that ignorance separated us as people and God wants us all to recognise that we will reach heaven when we all work together and stop this division from continuing. The wall of partition was taken down long ago (Jew/ Gentiles) despite the wall built with racisim/prejudices. However Thank God for his Word, now we continue to worship and grow together, I do attend different churches from time to time, I must admitt I do love our church worship tho! :0)
---Carla5754 on 9/6/06

It would be great to see our church full of all different races and to see the church develope. Revelation describes a multitude that is innumerous as the sand and of every race, tongue and kindred. Our church derived from the white people directing the black people in those days to their ''church down the road'' when they first came to England which started this division.
---Carla5754 on 9/6/06

I grew up in a church where the majority was white, I felt that there was love and they portrayed Christ as long as it within the contraints of church. When it came to stay overs, or leadership it was limited to white families only. So I eventually attended a black majority church and found no barriers. The difference is we are not balanced racially and this is difficult in the evangelical field , the culture is ignorant of other races although there are many different races in the churches abroad.
---Carla5754 on 9/6/06

**I think the segregation in churches is because,**
Was it Martin Luther King who said, "11 AM Sunday is the most segregated hour in the USA."
---Jack on 9/6/06

James Joyce used this in mockery, but I believe the ideal local parish would be "Here comes everybody."
Unfortunately the automobile has broken down the neighborhood parish and made it possible for the individual believer to find a church tailor-made to suit him.
C. S. Lewis in SCREWTAPE LETTERS has some pointed remarks about this.
---Jack on 9/6/06

It is greatly diverse, all kinds of folks, all colors. However, another question that could be asked is: Is there anyone there who is a racist? My ex-husband was a racist and I hated that in him to the hilt. I was embarrassed and humiliated everytime he would make a racist comment about alot of my friends in the church being black. Isn't that sad? I did pray for him ALOT...nothing changed.
---Donna9759 on 9/6/06

I am the only one of my ethnicity in my church, yet I am rightly welcomed as family. I think the segregation in churches is because, "birds of a feather flock together", and commonality lends a sense of comfort to people.
---Eloy on 9/6/06

my church includes members from 52 a small city. It is a beautiful thing to worship with such a variety of people and see the love of God manifest.
---christina on 9/5/06

Our congregation is made up of a very diverse group of people. We have a Spanish-speaking worship leader. We have two Bible Study classes for two different African languages. Yet, we are an old-time pentecostal church which still uses the hymnal in almost every service. Praise the Lord!
---Susie on 9/5/06

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