If the church is going to serve its community as Christ would, it means that we need to be as good at reading our cities as we are reading our Bibles. This means that we are aware of what is taking place sociologically. The Denver Post did a story on the racial shifts that are taking place in the Mile High City: Denver Get's Whiter, Suburbs More Diverse. If you live here this is a must read, if not find out what's happening in your neck of the woods.
News like this give us insight into how we can approach ministry. For example, this study points to the potential for multi-cultural churches in Denver. So much of the success of multi-ethnic congregations is dependent upon geography and ethnic living patterns. But with what's happening in Denver we can hope for more and more brothers and sisters worshipping in unity.