“It makes me feel like I belong.”
Someone at ECC recently told me that they love singing songs in both English and Spanish. For them, being able to sing in Spanish communicates that they belong in this family. Like many others at our church, I don’t speak Spanish. But I can learn a song. It has blessed my life deeply on Sundays to hear everyone, of every ethnicity, singing out to Jesus in Spanish. I think it’s something very special about Everyday Church. Whether you speak English or Spanish, you belong.
When we started our first home group meeting, we had dual language Bibles. When we started singing songs together, we included Spanish songs. Now we have Spanish translation (thanks to the amazing Translation Team), and we’re continually adding new Spanish songs to our worship. But language is just the beginning.
Pray that God would make us, not just a multi-language or multi-ethnic church, but a truly multi-cultural church.
After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” Revelation 7:9-10