Interactio supports hundreds of churches who have seen a need in their community and have responded with a common goal: to reach the lost through multilingual interpretation. At a time when many people are asking tough questions regarding diversity and acceptance, we want to do the same.

How do you best reach and serve your international community?

Whether it is steps taken by your leadership, tips about your technology, or lessons learned through your experience, we can learn from each other by sharing our insights. Whether you are wanting to grow your international community or to better accommodate your current need let’s start an open discussion about how to build unity through diversity.

See comments to hear from our Interactio church family.

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Alex
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Alex

These are tricky times indeed. And we want to have these conversations very carefully. The news that our church would have to close its doors for a period of time was devastating. We were suddenly hit with tons of questions, the biggest one being “how can we continue to reach our community and maintain fellowship without actually being together?” Through Interactio we were able to continue offering translation so that our Spanish speaking community was able to continue to participate in the worship. This is a community that is already often isolated and discriminated against. We wanted to be very… Read more »

Kayla
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Kayla

In my church’s surrounding areas, there are a lot of immigrants. Many are undocumented. They often face fear leaving their neighborhoods or going places outside of their social circles. We felt a great call to reach these members of our community. It is hard getting them to attend church for the first time, so we started offering interpretation online. We were able to safety reach these people and some have started coming to church. We still need to work on how we can allow them to fully integrate into our church community, but that is a work in progress. I… Read more »

Dyonte
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Dyonte

This is a heavy topic so I am interested to hear what others have to say. I do believe that theologically it is our duty to be welcoming to all. Wether that’s offering interpretation, having a diverse staff, or even singing a song in Spanish once in awhile, little steps can go really far.

Samuel
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Samuel

In our case (a Brazilian church), we don’t really have an international community. We’ve started an English Ministry that organizes services totally in English once a month and builds other strategies to make it possible for people that are in our community to learn English. That surely makes people aware of the issues and discussions throughout the world. However, having a service 100% in English would probably separate our community, not allowing people that don’t speak English to join the service. To face that, we started offering the simultaneous Portuguese translation. That is one of the actions that help building… Read more »