Is there anything distinctive about what it means to be ‘church’ in a culturally diverse congregation? Does the cultural diversity of a congregation affect the way it seeks to form and renew itself as a community of faith? On-the-scene research in three culturally diverse congregations in a large southern city answers these questions in ways that are sometimes encouraging, sometimes disappointing, but always stimulating. The authors point out that embracing cultural diversity in congregations requires a radical rethinking and reconfiguration of conventional theological, educational, and polity assumptions.
Cultural Diversity in Congregational Life