What does it really take to start a multilingual church? Hear the story of One Voice Fellowship, a church plant in Northern Virginia using spf.io to translate worship services into 10 languages. Discover why immigrants, refugees and people from many nations choose to worship in this multilingual community and how it reflects God’s heart in Scripture. What are the challenges and how can technology help?
Here’s one choice quote from Pastor Chris Sicks:
There was one woman who had been coming for six months, is not a believer, but loved the way she was loved, she just really appreciated being prayed over, but she didn’t understand a whole lot of what was going on until the first time we did spf.io. And the whole time I was preaching, she was like, elbowing the person next to her and smiling and nodding and pointing at the screen and at the end of the service, she said, “this is the first time I felt included”.
While you listen, keep some of these questions in mind:
- How have you seen multilingual / multicultural communities work well?
- Does having technology to connect people through the language barrier imply that we must grow the language diversity of our churches?
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