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Cultural Intelligence

Recently, I have been writing regularly for an online magazine called Unity in Christ. They have articles from a variety of different people who are quite knowledgeable about multicultural ministry and they do a good job of equipping, informing, and educating their readers on how to serve a multi-ethnic society in today’s multi-cultural world. This edition, I particularly enjoyed an article by Dr. David Livermore entitled Cultural Intelligence and its role in Effective Multicultural Ministry. I just want to share a couple of my favorite thoughts from the article, and encourage you to check it out in its entirety. Here goes:

 

A STAT:

According to the 2010 Census, “The Hispanic population in the U.S. just hit 51 million, more than the entire population of Spain.”

 

A COUPLE GOOD QUESTIONS FOR ASSESSING YOUR MINISTRY:

1. “What’s the level of satisfaction from individuals in our ministry who come from different cultural backgrounds?”

2.”Can I effectively adapt to various cultural situations and still be myself?”

3. “How will our work locally integrate with what we’re doing globally?”

 

A GREAT QUOTE:

“Diversity is not a problem to be solved. It’s the blessing of God! We get to learn from brothers and sisters in Christ who come from vastly different places than us.”

 

Seriously, these are just a few highlights. Read the whole article here and work to improve your cultural intelligence and that of your ministry’s.

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