A Multi-Ethnic Worship Leader Is … A Learner
Dec01

A Multi-Ethnic Worship Leader Is … A Learner

A few years ago a good friend of mine said, “Our worship flows from our understanding of God’s heart.”  This has stuck with me on a really deep level.  And this has changed the way I approached multicultural worship.  When I first started pursing the vision for multicultural worship in 2005 I focused heavily on singing songs in different languages. (I still do.)  And I did that because I believe that’s where part of my gifting and...

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A Multi-Ethnic Worship Leader Is … Courageous
Nov29

A Multi-Ethnic Worship Leader Is … Courageous

Courage is one of those attributes one normally associates with firefighters, police, and other public servants. Rarely do people call musicians courageous, unless they happen to be taking a particularly unpopular stance on a highly political issue. But I believe worship leaders in multi-ethnic contexts are often courageous. As a matter of fact, in order to be successful doing multi-ethnic worship music ministry, you must be...

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A Multi-Ethnic Worship Leader Has … Conviction
Nov23

A Multi-Ethnic Worship Leader Has … Conviction

I have spent half of my life in Korea and the other half in the US. Korea is a tiny peninsula nation surrounded by world powers and has been invaded by other nations countless times. I grew up learning (being forced to think) that we should have Korean pride since Koreans are smarter than other ethnic groups. We have our own alphabet, we are doing well on IT, telecommunication and electronics, and we are even famous for Gangnam Style!...

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A Multi-Ethnic Worship Leader Is … Relational
Nov21

A Multi-Ethnic Worship Leader Is … Relational

One of my very favorite aspects of what I have been called to do at Bridgeway Community Church where I serve is meeting people from all walks of life.  Having the privilege of leading in a multicultural environment has been so good for my heart.  It has challenged me, changed me, and given me perspective on life and Jesus that I truly believe I would not have if I were in a mono-cultural environment. I have learned so much in the time...

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MultiCultural Worship Builds Community
Aug10

MultiCultural Worship Builds Community

I at one point had the privilege of speaking to 400 students about the concept of multicultural worship. First of all, I am encouraged by the fact that students in a Christian high school want to know more about multicultural worship (it was their idea to invite me to come!) A few days after the chapel, I got the chance to speak with one of the international students at the school. He said, “chapel was good this week.” I smiled and...

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