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Results from the 2010 U.S. Census: It’s here and now—the fast-rising need to train believers to build authentic cross-cultural relationships


The Brookings Institute has released an eye-opening report based on the 2010 U.S. Census: America’s Diverse Future: Initial Glimpses at the U.S. Child Population from the 2010 Census, written by William H. Frey. It focuses on the faster than expected rise of the ethnic diversity of the child population in America. The report has profound implications for the local church and Christian ministries.

These are the two most startling facts from this report:

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Healthy cross-cultural partnerships—a witness to the world


Healthy cross-cultural partnerships are attractive because we live in such a fractured world. Healthy cross-cultural partnerships glorify God because He delights when the Body of Christ functions in unity. The unity of the Body gives witness of the incarnation of Jesus Christ to a watching world . . . “that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me” (John 17:21).

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