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Connecting Churches for Shared Ministry

Connecting Churches for Shared Ministry Connections between American and immigrant churches maximize their Kingdom impact through multiple shared ministries.  Merely sharing a facility creates “religious roommates” but not necessarily meaningful spiritual impact.  Sharing mutual ministries is the 4th of our 7 keys to cultivating healthy relationships between American and immigrant churches. These kinds of mutual ministries … Continue reading Connecting Churches for Shared Ministry

Preventing Inter-Church Conflict with Written Agreements

Preventing Inter-Church Conflict with Written Agreements Relationships between American and immigrant churches are more likely to break down because of smells in the kitchen than because of language barriers or doctrinal disagreements.  Just as wise dating couples discuss as many aspects of marriage as possible, wise churches plan in advance for commonly seen issues that arise … Continue reading Preventing Inter-Church Conflict with Written Agreements

Connecting Churches for Worship, Fellowship and Outreach

Connecting Churches for Worship, Fellowship and Outreach This month’s SuperConnector award goes to Pastor Balam Luswata, connecting International Mission Fellowship and Bethany Covenant Churches of Stillwater, Minnesota. After a long period of social distancing during COVID, Pastor Balam’s congregation began meeting at Bethany’s facility.  Since Bethany had an available fellowship hall, the two congregations were both … Continue reading Connecting Churches for Worship, Fellowship and Outreach

Preventing Relationship Breakdowns between Churches

Preventing Relationship Breakdowns between Churches Why do relationships between American and immigrant churches sometimes fall apart?  On the surface there may seem to be several possible causes, such as a stained carpet or misconfigured sound system.  But when we look behind the external event to the underlying causes, we discover that the most common reason for … Continue reading Preventing Relationship Breakdowns between Churches

Connecting Churches for Life Together

Connecting Churches for Life Together This month’s SuperConnector award goes to Pastor Ben Duarte, connecting Iglesia Evangelica Hispana and Woodburn Evangelical Churches of Woodburn, Oregon. In the past years, Latinos have swelled to 60% of the population of Woodburn, which has a sizeable Russian population as well.  The city has a great need for ethnic churches.  … Continue reading Connecting Churches for Life Together

Connecting Churches to Kindle Spiritual Fire

Connecting Churches to Kindle Spiritual Fire Has COVID dampened the shared spiritual energy of your church?  Are your prayer gatherings few and small?  Connecting American and immigrant churches for prayer can be one step toward renewing spiritual zeal. Kindling shared spiritual passion is the first of 7 keys for cultivating powerful relationships between American and immigrant … Continue reading Connecting Churches to Kindle Spiritual Fire

Connecting Churches for Effective Evangelism

Connecting Churches for Effective Evangelism Our SuperConnector award for April goes to Pastor Khamis Artema of South Sudanese Church of Fridley, MN, serving together with Grace Evangelical Free Church of Fridley.  Pastor Khamis has done an excellent job of leading his congregation to serve alongside an American congregation in ways that make both churches stronger. Like … Continue reading Connecting Churches for Effective Evangelism

7 Action Steps to Bond American and Immigrant Churches

7 Action Steps to Bond American and Immigrant Churches Because most pastors who form a relationship between an American and an immigrant church are doing it for the first time, they have no history of successes or failures from which to learn.  Dialogue with many ministry leaders has taught us 7 action steps to bond American … Continue reading 7 Action Steps to Bond American and Immigrant Churches

Called to be Welcomers

Called to be Welcomers Why do both American and immigrant Christians struggle to follow Paul’s simple exhortation in Romans 15:7, “Therefore welcome one another, just as Christ has welcomed you, to the glory of God”?  Since we deeply love the same heavenly Father, why do we not also deeply love his children?  Since we will all … Continue reading Called to be Welcomers

Building Multiple Ministry Connections

Many church leaders feel isolated, discouraged and unrecognized for their sacrifice.   We want to address this by sharing monthly stories of everyday Christians who are ministry SuperConnectors.  The specific superpower of these heroes is connecting an immigrant church and an American church for shared ministry. Our first monthly SuperConnector award goes to Pastor Juan Vargas of … Continue reading Building Multiple Ministry Connections

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