David Chow recalls sitting in Sunday school as a child and learning about what the nation of Israel meant for Christians in a traditional Christian Missionary Alliance congregation in Calgary,…
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The Faith of Leap – Embracing a Theology of Risk, Adventure & CourageAuthors: Michael Frost & Alan HirschIn an age of economic downturns and political instability, it’s easy for those in the church to live as safely as possible, without risk, yet still seek even more security. In The Faith of Leap, Frost and Hirsch encourage the Western church to risk – embracing a life adventure with a God who is anything but safe!
MB Herald interim editor J Janzen sat down with five pastors of intentionally intercultural churches in B.C.’s Lower Mainland to talk about what it looks like to be a unified congregation expressing the various cultural and ethnic backgrounds of its members.
Killarney Park identifies itself as an intentionally intercultural church. This means, explained associate pastor David Chow, a young Canadian-born Chinese married to a Caucasian, that people of different ethnicities, generations and cultures come together under one roof to celebrate God together. Some 65–70 percent of those who attend (about 160 people) could be considered Anglo–Canadian, about 25 percent represent pan-Asian ethnicities, and other groups make up about five percent.