Bible+Theology, Culture

Developing a Multiethnic Vision for the Kingdom of God

We live in a divided world.

Race. Ethnicity. Politics.

At Blackhawk, we want to be a community where people of different ethnicities and cultures can come, gather, and feel affirmed and valued. Based on our study of Ephesians, we believe this is God’s desire as well.

In November 2016, we hosted the Ethnicity and Faith event to grow in our understanding of how our ethnic identity relates to who we are as Christ-followers. We invited Dr. Peter Cha, Professor of Church, Culture, and Society at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, to help us begin this conversation. In his first talk, Ethnic Identity and Discipleship, Peter helped us understand how our ethnic identity intersects with our Christian identity. In his second talk, Multiethnic Vision for the Kingdom of God, Peter encouraged us to begin thinking about how we can become a community that participates in the gospel in light of the demographic shifts taking place in our country.

We encourage you to view these talks and consider what the next step is for you.

Plenary #1: Ethnic Identity and Discipleship

Plenary #2: Multiethnic Vision for the Kingdom of God

Tiffany Malloy
About the Author: Tiffany Malloy
Tiffany Malloy is the Next Steps Content Manager and Adult Ministries Assistant at Blackhawk Church. Tiffany and her family landed in Madison in 2013 for her husband to attend graduate school. When she’s not managing her crazy (awesome) kids, Tiffany loves reading, running, and blogging about all things faith and books.