Lately I've enjoyed the Internationality of Miami. Truthfully, it was the reason we moved out of Texas... I love seeing all cultures blended together into the chaos that is Miami.
That carries over at Christ Fellowship as well. I knew the stats at one time, but we have something like 70 nationalities represented in CFs membership. And that statistic was done way before we went multisite. No telling how many there are now.
So there is always a struggle on staff with how to connect to the different nationalities. How can we connect with them?
One would think multilingual small groups (done it). Others would think multilingual worship (done it).
We go a step further at CF. We ask all our pastors to grow a massive amount of chest hair in attempts to connect with the Cuban community here in Miami. After all, if you got a rug on your chest, with some massive bling resting on top, you must be Cuban.
Thank you JR for raising the bar in multi-ethnical, missional ministry.
Thanks to Oscar Roque (a true Cuban) for providing an awesome entertainment break.