Home Missions’ new ethnic leaders — Bob Price, Tong Park, Javier Torres, and Stanley Jim — lead the way in championing the need to integrate ethnic ministries into the geographical regions and classes where they are located.
These four dynamic ethnic leaders have a lead voice in deploying new ethnic leaders, as well as authorizing funding for the start of new ethnic ministries. By forming a new Ethnic Ministry Council and no longer having separate ethnic regions, the new strategy moves Home Missions toward stronger multi-ethnicity in each region, celebrating our unity in Christ and in Christ’s mission while being diverse.
As their new roles on the CRCNA Ethnic Council emerge, the four ethnic leaders eagerly look forward to having an influence and impact in the CRC regarding all ethnic groups. The leaders are enthused about the future and the opportunities the Council will have to empower and direct the multicultural culture within the denomination.
Looking to the future of Latino ministry, Torres names several challenges: “To see the Latino people empowered, to help raise leadership from the younger generation, and to see partnerships occur throughout the agencies concerning Latino ministries.”
Stanley Jim felt God calling him to his role as leader of Native American Christian ministries. “I want to guide the Native American Christian ministry and assist Native Americans in building their own new churches in their local communities,” says Jim. “I want to dream, cast vision, and be a resource to the CRC, and I’m passionate about new Native American Christian ministries becoming self-sustaining and incarnational.”