A multi-ethnic church embodies the nature of church and the mission of the church. We believe that a church should reflect its community. We believe that in Christ, there is neither Jew or Greek, slave nor free, male nor female (Gal. 3:28). This unity in diversity is a testimony to the world of who we are in Christ and what we believe in Christ. That has been the nature of Church since the first century. Church is also the basis for our missions to the world. We begin doing missions right here in our community and accumulate experiences working with and among other people groups so that when we identify countries and people groups for foreign missions we already would have developed some connections and had experiences reaching out to them.
Multi-ethnic (multicultural/international) church is a basic and broad concept, which allows various mode of operation and organization. Today, multicultural churches are becoming a necessary form of church in places where diverse cultural and ethnic communities are present, such as in all major cities and urban areas of the world today. However, each church adopts this principle in differently. Some have several different language congregations within one church; some use one common language but welcome all ethnic groups who that language. The situation with our church is that, most of our Chinese Christians are first generation immigrants. So for us to develop a multiethnic church, we need to adopt the first model, that is, to have at least two congregations, one Chinese, and one, English. We may add other language congregations as we develop. Though there are two or more congregations, we are still one church. We share the same vision, same facility and everything else. The leaders are of one team. But in terms of close fellowship, we are still most closely connected within the cell group we belong to. This is how homogeneity and heterogeneity coexist in one church.