The UK church has recevied some encouraging news this week about the increases in attendance of their churches.
Apparently, although overall church attendance is down, the decline has slowed. This is due mainly to the growth of churches in more ethnically diverse areas, but the article makes no mention of the diversity of churches individually.
The local church I attend is extremely mixed when you look at racial origins of those who attend, and it certainly gives a positive impression to visitors who expect to see a middle-class white ghetto church.
The church is obviously the body of believers, but it should reflect the kind of person Christ was, who made all feel welcome.
But it seems that most churches are not as mixed as our church, and that congregations are still divided accross racial lines. According to the following article published two days prior, the US church is is still as divided.