Going to the nations . . . right here . . . right now!
Mosaics. Stunning pieces of color assembled into a singular masterpiece. Now replace the pieces with people. What image does this create? Is it beautiful? Does every person have a place? We think so. Here’s what we’re doing about it. . . .
Nations Within is committed to building a more cohesive mosaic of people within the United States for the purpose of advancing the Gospel, one stunning piece—or person—at a time.
We focus on peoples within the United States who have a primary cultural or national identity distinct from the majority culture. These distinctions can be in ethnicity, religion, or season of life (such as recent immigrants or refugees). Others simply retain their distinct identity by choice.
The unique and growing mosaic of America cannot be overlooked. Our team of everyday people purposefully develops cross-cultural relationships within our target audience’s context of life. Just like art, it’s a messy, beautiful, and rewarding endeavor.
We do this because the bouquet of the nations in the United States is a Kingdom opportunity. As a ministry of The Navigators® our end game is seen in Revelation 7:9, to see “a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb” (ESV).
Why is this kind of ministry important? Our country’s intercultural composition isn’t a “problem” or a short-term situation. It’s a reality—our reality. Our nation is increasing in diversity and God calls all of us to reach all people. Psalm 2:8 prompts us to ask God for the nations and Acts 17:26 and 27 tells us that God appointed the nations in a specific place, “that they should seek God” (ESV). Revelation 7:9 remains our end goal.
Join us! Almost all of the people we serve are linked to family and friends who create a worldwide network. Check out our site, read articles on real-life work happening near you, and find special events you can join to learn more and get involved. We need you, everyday people, to help us complete the mosaic—it’s worth it.