LCA/NZ Cross-Cultural Ministry Facilitator Craig Heidenreich says Jesus is establishing God’s kingdom among the nations and calls us to participate with him. ‘When we fish for souls, it’s a corporate endeavour’, he says. ‘Our net is made up of all of us, with our different gifts and callings.’
Imagine how you’d feel if you were stranded in another country with all the current health concerns – and you couldn’t speak the language. Many of our LCA/NZ congregations engaged in Cross-Cultural Ministry are responding to these needs, and being innovative in how they minister to people.
At the Lutheran church in Pasadena, Adelaide, worship services are bilingual, drawing on music, language and contributions from African, Persian and Indonesian people. It’s a sign of things to come for our multi-ethnic, multi-cultural church.