Recently, some of you have approached me, wondering how our church will walk alongside Indigenous peoples.
So, I want to take this opportunity to update you regarding this matter. These past few months, the leadership of our church has been discerning on how we can walk alongside Indigenous peoples. Not only that, but on how our church is to grow in cultural humility and cultural awareness in relation to indigenous peoples and other ethnic groups such as those of Asian, Latino, Africans and Afro descendants.
To grow as a church that reflects the biblical vision of a worshipping community from every nation, tribe, people and language, we are taking two general steps. The first step is at the leadership level. Following that, we hope to take the next step with our larger congregation.
Here are our first two steps:
We are partnering with Tyndale Intercultural Ministry Centre to train our Pastoral Team and Church Leadership Team on cultural competency. Our Pastoral Team and Church Leadership Team have already started this training. Our hope is to include our Ministry Area Team members and the rest of our staff team in the next set of training sessions.
Following the training sessions, we will address our larger congregation with various opportunities to learn and grow as a church.
We would like to ask you to join us in prayer as we start this journey. This will not be a one-time thing, but this is a marathon. As disciples of Jesus, may we continue to grow in loving our neighbours as He loves us.
In Christ, our hope!
Director of International Ministries