Socially, we’ve become much more integrated in schools, the military and businesses. But in th
Baylor University researchers recently completed a study that shows that for 9 out of 10 places of worship, at least 80% of the congregation is the same ethnicity (Anglo, Black, Hispanic, Asian). No matter how far society has come at diversifying the workforce or the community, the church lags behind.
This study shows that real barriers exist between ethnicities. It is hard for us to come together. Campus Crusade has this same problem. We’re dominated by one ethnicity and yet that doesn’t seem to bother us.
We’ve got to do a better job at reaching and retaining Latinos (African Americans, Asians, First Nations People) in our movement if we truly want to be Christ’s kingdom on the earth.