Multicultural Mission and Vision
Dr. Roberto Hodgson, Multicultural Ministries USA/Canada Director
The Multicultural Ministries Office exists to support districts, pastors, local churches, and leaders in the task of making Christ-like disciples among all ethnic groups in the U.S. and Canada.
Multicultural Ministries' passion is to encourage the development of strategy and initiative to reach the USA/Canada mission field through the visionary leadership of the ethnic facilitators and their strategy committees.
Members of the Multicultural Ministries strategy committees are church leaders committed to leading their ethnic groups in establishing the Kingdom of God in the hearts of people and their communities.
Multicultural Ministries sponsors regional and national conferences and seminars to assist the cultural groups in maintaining Nazarene theological and doctrinal identity and equipping them to proclaim and support the mission of the church “To make Christ-like Disciples in the Nations”.
Multicultural Ministries partners with our Nazarene educational institutions to prepare men and women for ministry. One of the partnerships available is the Ethnic Student Ministerial Scholarship.
Multicultural Ministries provides seminars and materials to help church leaders develop the skills needed to build a welcoming church in a multicultural society.
Multicultural Ministries provides, through a contracted agreement with World Relief, telephone hotline access to an attorney, as well as training and educational materials on immigration issues for Superintendents, Pastors, and other staff of the Church of the Nazarene. Multicultural Ministries also assists, in partnership with World Relief, selected local churches and Compassionate Ministry sites to seek recognition before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in the interest of providing competent, affordable, authorized immigration legal services on a limited basis.