If you are thinking about how your church could cross-cultures and start an ethnic church, this article can help give you some ideas of different ways it could work.
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Urban Cross-Cultural Church Planting Models by Jerry L. Appleby (1986) Reprinted with permission from Association of Nazarenes in Social Research
No two situations are the same. Each neighborhood, language, and church needs its own action plan. Each plan becomes its own model.
Several churches have followed somewhat similar patterns. The following criteria have been used to select and describe models that can be used as examples.
There are actual churches that have examined by the author.
They are successful in that growth and evangelism have taken place. It might be said that the model “worked.”
These models do not seem to have geographic sectional overtones or to have successful because of their geographic location.
Certain adaptations can be made to these models without loss of workability. All the characteristics may not fit a given situation, but the models can still be a usable plan.
These examples are not meant to be exhaustive, but illustrative. Other examples no doubt do exist. God given ingenuity will probably create more in the future.