One-third of churches in this cultural mosaic are ethnically identified. This is no surprise.
Of the ethnic churches on this megaregion, two of every three is Hispanic. Again, no surprise. (NOTE: Does not include Mexico Northwest Churches).
What is surprising is that one of every five members attend these churches.
And, only about one of every seven churches have more than 75 in worship attendance.
There is a lot of history here with the earliest church organized in 1946.
The challenge for this megaregion in my estimation is to create a shared vision for engaging this context with the gospel. This vision needs to cross many barriers--languages, traditions, histories, prejudices.
The hardest and most difficult task will be to accept the answer to the question: "What is good news for this context?"
t is truly a missionary context for all those in ministry in this place, and grace will be need to make anything worthwhile to last if it may happen at all.
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