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Identifying and Reaching Ethnic Groups in the City. Anthony Casey The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The World at Our Door. Over 1 million granted legal immigration status 100,000 given refugee or asylum status 162,000,000 granted non-immigrant admission to the United States.

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Identifying and reaching ethnic groups in the city

Identifying and Reaching Ethnic Groups in the City

Anthony Casey

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


The world at our door

The World at Our Door

  • Over 1 million granted legal immigration status

  • 100,000 given refugee or asylum status

  • 162,000,000 granted non-immigrant admission to the United States


Where are they

Where are they?!

  • Part 1 – Identifying ethnic groups in the city

    • National, state, and local level research

  • Part 2 – Reaching ethnic groups in the city

    • Motivation for immigration

    • Multi or mono ethnic church planting

    • The role of orality

    • Training and partnering with churches


National immigration reports

National Immigration Reports

  • Department of Homeland Security produces a report each year

  • Details

    • Country of residence, birth, current state of residence, gender, age, marital status, occupation, ect.

    • Helpful for missiologists


State immigration reports

State Immigration Reports

  • Refugee database by state, includes contact information and phone number

  • State government offices


Local immigration reports

Local Immigration Reports

  • Internet and phone book search for Catholic Charities, ESL centers, refugee agencies

  • City government web pages

  • North American Mission Board people groups page

  • www.peoplegroups.info

    • Breakdown by state or province

    • Listing of all people groups, languages, religion, population, zip codes, daily life, barriers, prayer guides, and current evangelism efforts


Individual fieldwork

Individual Fieldwork

  • Ethnographic research a process and an outcome

  • Allows relationships to be built

  • End result is a training and mobilization tool


Where to look

Where to Look

  • Apartment complexes

  • International festivals

  • Ethnic grocery store

  • College or university

  • Make use of personal interviews


Reaching ethnic groups in the city

Reaching Ethnic Groups in the City

  • What are immigrants looking for?

  • Conversational English clubs

  • Resume and interview workshops


Multi or mono ethnic churches

Multi or Mono Ethnic Churches?

  • Neighborhood diversity seems to favor multi ethnic church plants

  • Settle biblical convictions first so you can develop a strategy

  • Ethnic or current cultural affinity?

  • Multi ethnic breakdown


Orality issues

Orality Issues

  • 60-70% of the world prefers an oral style of learning and communicating

  • Most immigrants and refugees come from an oral background

  • The question is, what language do I story in?

  • Linguistic issues

  • Worldview issues

  • Mono ethnic church planting preference but it isn’t always feasible


Training churches and developing partnerships

Training Churches and Developing Partnerships

  • No gospel bombs

  • Well meaning but ill-informed

  • Host CBS and cultural training workshops

  • Network to find out who is reaching out

  • Partnerships are necessary

    • Shared information and resources


Questions

Questions

  • How have you found ethnic groups in your city?

  • How have you handled the multi ethnic issue?

  • Are you doing CBS? If so, in what language?

  • How can we better network and partner?


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