The church is not simply a group of people who meet in the same building once or twice a week to have personal devotions. Rather, it is a community of believers, family, the household of God, a group of people adopted by God, transformed by His grace, united by faith to Christ and to one another (Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:23; Colossians 1:18-23). The church is the outpost of the Kingdom of Christ on earth and repudiates the radical, self-focused individualism of our culture (Acts 2:45; 2 Corinthians 8:1-15). We loudly confess that we need Jesus and that we need each other. This reality means that we do not simply tolerate ethnic, cultural, and age diversity we delight in it recognizing that God’s glory in Christ is proclaimed when the outer distinctions are torn down by the transforming Gospel of Christ (Ephesians 2:11-22; Revelation 5:9; 7:9). God redemptive plan and purposes are multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and multi-generational and must be championed and treasured in His church.