As we practice multicultural, multiethnic, and multiracial youth ministry, we're not only fulfilling God's commission; we're also modeling, teaching, and setting an example for the young people to whom we minister. Perhaps the fruit born from promoting and modeling a ministry that reaches across culture, race, and ethnicity will be seeing these young people go to the Africas, South Americas, the "1040 window," and "to the ends of the earth."

Are we truly seeking to expand the Kingdom for God? Youth ministry across culture is about that, not only for the youth workers who practice it, but also for the fruit in the lives of successive generations. By recognizing our great diversity, we can be a church that truly creates a Kingdom in which "we are one people."


Danny Kwon is the youth director at Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, on the advisory board of the Youth Ministry Institute at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, and an international lecturer on youth ministry.