Ethnic Ministries

Mothers and children gather around a table in the playroom at the "Door of Hope" Salvation Army shelter in Tijuana. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Ministries that reach specific ethnic groups or groups of immigrants are growing throughout The United Methodist Church. Some serve people who make up a minority of the population where they live; others serve groups who are widely represented in the community but underrepresented in the church. Find information and ideas to support ministry and mission with specific groups as well as inter-ethnic and intercultural ministry.
The Rev. Chip Freed and the Rev. Lori Stubbs performing baptism at Garfield Memorial UMC. Garfield Memorial is a multiethnic church in Cleveland, OH.
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Dismantling Racism

Multiethnic communication: Listen first

Authentic multiethnic communication within a church begins not with talking, but listening closely to the people and communities that congregation is seeking to reach.

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Ethnic Ministries

Movies and books for intercultural learning

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many are doing more reading and movie watching. The General Commission on Religion and Race has identified movies and books that will help you learn about other cultures and increase your intercultural competence.

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Ethnic Caucuses

Multiethnic