Purpose and Vision
Our vision: A unified church. A transformed world.
Our purpose: To connect the prayers, knowledge, and resources of Christians of different ethnicities to create dynamic, multi-ethnic churches, universities, and ministries that transform our world.
Ethnic divisions in the church greatly hinder everything we do. It puts us outside of God’s purpose and plan for his followers (Mk 11:17, Eph 2:1-22). It contradicts the teachings, example, and prayers of Jesus (Mt 8:11, 22:35-40; Jn 4:1-42, 17:20-23). It prevents us from fulfilling Christ’s great commandment (Jn 13:34-35) and great commission (Mt 28:19-20). It is contrary to the example and instructions of the biblical authors and early Christians (Deut 10:17-19; Isa 56:7; Zech 2:10-11; Acts 2:42-47, 6:1-7, 10:9-22; 1 Cor 12:12-30; Gal 2:11-21; James 2:1-13; 1 Pt 2:4-12; 1 Jn 3:11-24). In short, it acts like an enormous ball and chain that hinders our walk with God and impact in our society.
What if that changed? What if the largest segregated institution in America (the church) became the largest integrated institution in America? What if Christians of different ethnicities demonstrated the unifying power of Christ by sharing their lives with one another like we see them doing all throughout the book of Acts? What if we combined our prayers, knowledge, and resources to address the most destructive forces in our society (broken families, poverty, injustice, crime, poor education, drugs, depression, etc.)? What if we worked together to create dynamic, multi-ethnic churches, universities, and ministries that could transform our communities and world with the love of Christ?
Creating dynamic, multi-ethnic organizations is biblical, strategic, rewarding … and very challenging. There are many spiritual, theological, cultural, historical, sociological, and socio-economical issues (to name a few) that can make it a very difficult mountain to climb. Many well-intentioned Christians and organizations discover the obstacles and decide that it is not worth the risks and sacrifices.
But, an increasing number of Christians are not giving up. They see the damage our ethnic divisions cause to our lives, our ministries, and our witness to the world and decide to push on. We come alongside these individuals and organizations and provide them with the encouragement, coaching, and resources they need to be successful with their journey. We are excited to play an important role in their success because we believe they are blazing trails that will be followed by millions of additional Christians in the decades to come.