The nondenominational church led by a Black pastor and a white wife is about 58% white; the rest are Black, Latino and Asian. (The country is 71% white and 21% Black). It is nothing for a black person to attend an all white church, but it is rare for a white person to attend an all black church, but when the leading family has a black man with a white wife, the white woman attracts white people and the black man attracts black people and the church becomes interracial. Similar to the black man and black woman leading a black church and a white man and white woman leading a white church. The missing ingredient for the interracial church of Jesus Christ is interracial leadership. Simply put, when the church head is interracial, it attracts a diverse group of people, thus a greater focus on Jesus Christ and less focus on racial pride.
Church attendance at large is decreasing by almost 50%, but the interracial Christian church is growing. It has grown to 16% in 2019, up from 6% in 1998. The growth is quite slow, however the internet is serving to produce greater results. We should see by the end of 2025, if the Lord tarries, an increase of another 10% bringing the growth to 26%. If reparations is legislated, this increase could be even higher. One of the reasons that slows interracial growth is finances. White people know that black people in general are statistically at the bottom economically and they have no financial spread like white people. Half of black people in America are near the poverty line and only 40% of the black population own their own home and many of those homes owned are undervalued or underwater. Finances affect your ability to marry and build families.
It is important for the Christian church to prepare the next generation for every kind of attack that Satan will yield against it. To establish a love that God calls and an authentic gospel that recognizes that every human has been created in God’s image. It is possible to deceive yourself into believing you are on the right track with God. Many will say in that day to the Lord that their resume qualifies them and God will reply depart from me, you worker of iniquity. How does one deceive themselves? By ignoring the misalignment of their heart and actions. If you tell me that you love me, there should be tangible actions that support that statement of the heart.
People are often shocked by racism within the Christian church. How can someone be racist, when they serve the God of love? It is because they do not serve him. If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen (1 John 4:20)? Love is more then words spoken or sung, it must have support through tangible actions that can be listed to be authentic.
God showed his love by sending His only Son Jesus. We show our love by seeing a brother with a need and filling it. The interracial church is filling needs and pointing the Christian church in the right direction for God’s people.