McDonalds is Ethnic Food and Other Recent Resources from Intervarsity
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship has fantastic resources in the area of multiethnicity and ethnic minority ministry. Books such as Being Latino in Christ and Being White: Finding Our Place in a Multiethnic World have been huge in my own journey as a white male seeking to minister to Latinos.
While I could go on and on about other resources they’ve created or published, I did want to highlight a few blog posts by their staff members that I’ve read recently that have been helpful for me:
- Why McDonalds is Ethnic Food – Alex Kirk shares a great analogy to help all of us see that we each have a culture, even if we don’t recognize it. I recommend this post as you help majority culture people learn about ethnic identity. I never knew I had a culture until a few years ago. I didn’t realize how much that affected my ministry and walk with the Lord.
- 25 Great Ideas to Kickstart Crossing Cultures – Steve Tamayo shares a great list of ideas to help people begin to cross cultures. This is huge for white staff that are starting to dip their toes in the water of ethnic minority ministry. It is also helpful for Destino students as they learn to be excelled culture crossers themselves.
Other organizations are doing great work in the arena of multiethnic and contextualized ministry. Stay connected to what they are doing and learn from them! Intervarsity has blessed me and made me a more effective minister to/with Latinos.
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