A Cappuccino Church is one where there are blacks & whites but the whites are on top. We don't want to be like that.
16% of our town aren't White British and yet approx 20% of our church community aren't White British, 20% of our eldership aren't White British and 40% of our worship leaders aren't White British. These stats puts a smile on my face.
But 0% our deacons aren't White British and only 8% of our Life Group Leaders aren't White British. Work to be done here.
Without getting into a long theological discussion on why White British culture does not fully express Kingdom culture, it is worth remembering that the church is to be a gallery displaying and celebrating 'redeemed' cultures. A church with multi-ethnic leadership at all levels will better display the glory of God's wisdom!
This is why I have been badgering / inviting those of our church community who aren't White British to come this Saturday to 'Love the church'. I want us to continue to buck the trend in Reading and show how we increasing enjoy our unity as God's people because of His grace.