We need to be awake to the World Wide Mission Field that is in our local community. What is your church doing?
My passion includes planting new churches but is focused on Established Churches that can extend their outreach to the neighbors who are culturally different. We are in place and can begin right away.
Ken Davis of Project Jerusalem (Baptist Bible Seminary, PA) has summarized some of these facts. See the web site for more or their Church Planting efforts while training students and cooperating with churches. http://www.bbc.edu/seminary/pjoverview.asp
Reaching Ethnic America
The 2010 Census reveals that 40% of our nation is made up of immigrant persons. That’s 130 million precious people. Twelve million immigrants come to America every year. Yet, less than 10% are ever befriended by a Caucasian American. They come from all over the world—from every class, from research scientists to refugees. They’re looking for a home. We have more to give them than America. We have Christ.
Operation World, which compiles prayer information about the world, states we have “the greatest ethnic origin diversity of any nation in history.” The world is coming to us. By 2046, Caucasians will be in the minority. Right now, Texas, California, Hawaii, and New Mexico are already ethnic majority states. We have much to do to reach “Ethnic America.”