"If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it." –1 Corinthians 12:26
In this verse, the Apostle Paul describes in part what it means to be the family of God and, more specifically, part of a local church family in which the members both know and are known by one another. And since the family of God includes brothers and sisters who are ethnically, economically, and culturally different from one another pursuit of cross-cultural competence is a core commitment of everyone involved in a church that is striving for diversity.
According to Bonita Williams, cross-cultural competence includes:
Questions to reflect: