How has 2018 been for you? James Seaton shares reflections on the summer of 2018 in Boston and where we’re at as the Church.
For EGC, the 2010 Ethnic Ministries Summit was not a one-time event as much as another step along the way in our participation in and encouragement of the Kingdom of God in Boston expressed in all its cultural diversity. Here are a few of the milestones for EGC as we have watched God building his church in Boston, anticipating the church described in Revelation.
Thinking of sharing space with another congregation? Before you do, read this. You may be facing an unexpected challenge, but an opportunity for growth, maturity, and increased unity among followers of Jesus Christ. With limited meeting space in some of our cities, how do churches who practice their faith in different ways gather under the same roof and learn to love each other?
“The Summit was a reality check. And it wasn’t a reality check that the world is becoming more multi-ethnic, but rather that God’s Kingdom is already multi-ethnic, and what am I going to do about it? How am I going to respond?”
The challenge of dealing well with the different cultures in our modern cities is the most significant challenge facing theological schools today, according to Dr. Alvin Padilla, former Dean of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s Boston campus. In this issue, he begins to unravel the problem by offering several perspectives to help us move from being bewildered to better understanding what God might be doing in our cities.