Experiencing grace in Brisbane

Written by Rev. Dr Apwee Ting

During our Multicultural and Cross Cultural National Reference Committee meeting in Brisbane we experienced a taste of ‘intercultural grace’ when we visited Kenani Community Church in Banyo and Sunnybank Uniting Church.

After the first day of our meeting, Reference Committee members travelled to Kenani for an evening of sharing with people from across the Queensland Synod.

Our host Pastor Gabriel Manueli explained that Kenani is a home for many cultures. The congregation intentionally makes a space for grace for every cultural group in its community to come and engage with others.

For example, when the Rotuman Faith Community joined the congregation, they intentionally decided that rather than simply worshipping in their own language, they would join in worship each week with the rest of the community. ‘Kenani’ is Rotuman for Canaan.

This is an extract from Multicultural and Cross Cultural Ministry National Director Rev. Dr Apwee Ting's blog, get the full story → makingspaceforgrace.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/experiencing-grace-in-brisbane/