Cross-Cultural Church Visit

Cross-Cultural Church Visit

Attend the worship service of a church that is as similar as possible to your own church, but of a different ethnicity. Write an word essay that defines your background and experience with Christianity in North America, and contrast your experience with the church that you visited. Respond to the following questions in the order that they appear below: 1) Describe the practices that are common in your own church. 2) Describe the church that you attended for this assignment. How were the church’s customs different than your congregation’s? Was there anything in the church’s practice that made you uneasy, from a biblical or personal perspective? Why might it be difficult to fully connect with Christians from a different culture? 3) What about the service was similar to that which you are accustomed? If you were a person from that ethnic group attending your church, which of your church’s practices would you find unusual? 4) How would you articulate the significance of that practice to someone from the ethnic church that you visited? 5) How would you articulate the significance of that practice to someone from another background? Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines f