Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: I have updated and modernized Daniel Sanchez’s “types of multicultural and multiethnic churches” in this journal article and the books The Healthy Church and re:MIX. Comparing the different models through John Perkins’ 3-Rs of reconciliation, it becomes clear the best model is the Alliance Model. Here one church is comprised of multiple cultural sub-congregations.
Dr. Ralph Wilson ideas has good ideas about how to accommodate different cultures within the same organization. These ideas were developed for his presentation titled “How to Share Your Buildings without Losing Your Church,” at a conference sponsored by the Los Angeles City Mission Society.
Check out his good ideas about the tactical elements that go into sharing a building: http://www.joyfulheart.com/church/share.htm