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Unity One November 2011

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November 2011 ~ Get Ready, Get Involved!

John 17: A Reality at Unity One

November 11th, 2011 – The next Unity One Worship Experience!
We look forward to God visiting us again in a powerful way on November 11th, 2011 at the next Unity One Worship Experience.

Unity One is a free event, but registration is requested.
Over 500 worshippers attended the first Unity One Worship Concert Experience last November and wee look forward to worshipping with those and many more for the Unity One anniversary worship concert experience on November 11th, 2011.
This years’ songs come from India, China, Russia, Latin America, and more. You will definitely want to join us on November 11th, 2011 for this dynamic worship concert.
Tickets for Unity One are free, so get your tickets today!
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We’ll see you in November!

The plans for Unity One 2011 have begun and the feeling of excitement is tangible. The team is excited to see what God will do this year as we expand ourselves and, hopefully, challenge the body of Christ to view multicultural worship in a new way.

Unity One in Worship

What should you expect at the next Unity One on March 19th? The primary thing would be worship; saturated, anointed, unified worship. For this Unity One Worship Concert Experience, worship songs from India, America, & Nigeria (to name a few) are being prepared. So, come ready to worship!

Unity One in Service

Part of the heart of Unity One is to not only sing about worship, but also live worship through our actions. How can we serve our community of believers locally, regionally, and globally? We know from scripture that every part of the body of Christ is necessary, so as we enable the ministry of others, we also enable the ministry that has been placed in our hands. For 2011, Unity One will be presenting many resources and opportunities for you that will enable you to give to the body. Remember, you can give in many ways!

Unity One in Fellowship

As Unity One continues it’s mission, we are excited about the doors of fellowship that God continues to open. We will be expanding these opportunities of fellowship for those with an interest in multiethnic ministry.

Unity One 2011 is already shaping up to be exciting and we hope to see you there! Also, please remember to share Unity One with your pastors, friends, and on your social networks.

The ever-changing demographics of American society show a rise in what used to be considered minority groups. If you believe that’s debatable, take a look at the 2010 U. S. Census data and also inducement surveys done in 2010 by colleges and universities in the United States which compare the accuracy of the U.S Census data to information collected independently. The number of African-American, Latino-American, and Asian-American citizens has grown considerably. With that growth has come a change in the demographics of the American church. The traditional American church is no longer a unicultural demographic or location, but a multicultural setting and experience.

With this change in American churches, some have questioned how worship music plays a part in unifying the vast ethnicities that have come to represent the body of Christ in American churches. One answer has been to incorporate worship music that utilizes rhythms, languages, and songs from a range of ethnicities. Many churches have successfully used this method and sees it as a solution to the changing demographic of the American church; however, some continue to ask, why is multiethnic worship music important in American churches?

So, why is ethnic diversity in worship is important? There are two reasons.  First: God blesses us when we come together to worship Him. Throughout the Bible, there are instances of multiethnic worship that we can see as an example of why we should follow the same model. Christians would be most familiar with the examples of multiethnic worship in Acts 2 and Revelation 7. Diverse ethnicities were represented in each account and God did amazing things in both situations. It is our responsibility to remove the barriers that we have created which keep us from coming into greater relationship with Christ.

Another reason multiethnic worship music is important in American churches is because it challenges us to see God at work outside of our own perception and culture. When we have the opportunity to see Christ represented through an expression of worship that is different than our own, we begin to get a better understanding of what the Spirit of God is doing, not just in our own world, but also globally.

By viewing multicultural worship in the context of 1.) God blessing us as we seek unity in Him and 2). Seeing what God is doing globally in the body of Christ, our understanding of why multiethnic and/or multicultural worship music is important in American churches, changes. Worship together then becomes a way for us to show others about the love of Christ, not just a fun thing to do or something that is personal to our specific church.

Integrating multiethnic worship music in American churches can be challenging, but it can be done. When we keep in mind it should be done because it puts the kingdom of God forward as a catalyst for change and social justice (i.e. global thinking), we will begin to see more and more why ethnic diversity in worship is so important and the positive effect it can have on our church(es).

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