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.
 Resources for Pastors in Cross-Racial, Cross-Cultural Appointments

Religion & Race

Resources for pastors in cross-racial, cross-cultural appointments

The General Commission on Religion and Race has new resources available for pastors appointed to congregations whose members are of a different race or culture.

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Garfield United Methodist youth gather for a race. Photo courtesy of Garfield UMC, Pepper Pike, Ohio

Diversity and Inclusiveness

Diverse congregations help these churches thrive

These four United Methodist churches thrive as multi-racial, multi-ethnic and multi-economic congregations.

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Ethnic Caucuses