Intercultural Ministry

Through a variety of initiatives we seek to strengthen intercultural churches, by serving as an advocate and partner. We inform those working with these language groups and are a valuable tool in ministering to cultures from across the globe.


Patty Lane

Director, Intercultural Ministry


(214) 828-5372

Mark Heavener

Strategist, Intercultural Ministry


(281) 728-8585



Initiatives

We are involved in a number of different ministries catering catering to intercultural ministry. If you would like more information about the below initiatives, or would like to get involved, please contact Patty Lane.

Bible Study Mentoring

A recent initiative is designed to strengthen the children and youth bible study efforts of intercultural churches.

Ethnic Events

Training and Fellowship in a specific language and culture.

Intercultural Advisory Council

A group of intercultural leaders who meet once or twice a year to plan initiatives and to establish dialogue with Texas Baptist Staff.

Cross Cultural Training

We provide training for congregations and groups who desire to improve their knowledge and skills working with other cultures.

Church Consultations and Conflict Resolution

As churches face challenges and request consultations and resources, intercultural ministries assists in culturally appropriate ways.

Intercultural Strategic Partners

A strategic outreach providing seed money for intercultural churches to engage their own people group with the gospel in their homeland or diaspora.

Cross Cultural Mobilization with Unreached People Groups

Through the Mary Hill Davis State Missions Offering we have begun a new initiative to mobilize volunteers to engage persons of other faiths with the gospel.

Ethnic Fellowships

There are seven intercultural fellowships in Texas Baptist Life. African (JAEBCOT), Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Lao and Vietnamese are currently organized and several new refugee groups are in the process of forming their own fellowships.

Missions

Intercultural strategic partners know the language, culture and customs and how to connect with their own people. The Baptist General Convention of Texas is giving them a voice and an opportunity to use their knowledge to share the gospel with a culture they know inside and out.


Camp Fusion is a week of spiritual growth in a culturally relevant camp experience for all intercultural Texas Baptist youth who have complete 6-12th grades. Camp Fusion aims to connect students at this crucial time in their faith journey. Students will worship, fellowship and grow intellectually through teaching, physically through recreation and spiritually through God’s word.