Paul & Julie Kraus Intercultural Ministries
Paul & Julie Kraus

Intercultural Ministries
Reaching the ethnic populations of NYC

After serving as World Missionaries for 20 years, mostly in Africa, God has changed our course and sent us to one of the most unreached, yet most reachable cities in our world: New York City! 

The Pentecostal Evangel interviewed Paul. Check out the article "Reaching Diverse Ethnic Groups in New York."



NYDSOM Intercultural Studies 5-Course Track was launched last year!
Anyone enrolled in NYD School of Ministry can register for courses and earn a Certificate of Completion in Intercultural Studies. 

Course 1: Cross-Cultural Leadership 501
Combines anthropology, leadership theory, and theology to the task of cross-cultural ministry.

Course 2: Ministry to Muslims 502 
Course provides a basic introduction to the cultures and beliefs of Muslim people and their various sects.

Course 3: Multicultural Ministry 503
Study explores how cultures differ and provides greater relational understandings in a global world.

Course 4: 21st Century Missions 504 
Course defines mission as crossing cultures, reaching new frontiers, planting churches, and building believers to participate in world missions.

Course 5: Intercultural Ministries Practicum 505
Engages the student in launching a practical cross-cultural ministry focus in their own local church.
Dates & Sites: Starting in 2017


University of Valley Forge

Paul was recently asked to come and speak at the University of Valley Forge. We had a wonderful time connecting with faculty and students!

Congratulations Ebenezer Assembly of God (part of the Ghanaian AG fellowship USA) on your 20th Anniversary Celebration!

Your strong witness for Christ is making a positive impact on NYC.

Ministerial Credentials

Julie and I celebrated with Pastor and Mrs. Kwami Hlomawou, who pastor a French speaking West African congregation, as Dave Nuzzolo presented them with ministerial credentials. God is doing GREAT things in NYC!

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:26-28 NIV).

Northeast Japanese Conference

The Japanese AG, NY Intercultural Ministries, and Westchester Christian Worship Center joined together to host the event. Of the 35 people attending, two Japanese people were dynamically saved. Haniff Bacchus, John Cummings, and Scott Temple were among the many ethnic ministers present to show support for the vision of reaching the Japanese people (now over 50,000 in Metro NY).
Percentage-wise, Japanese people come to Christ outside of Japan far more than they do in their homeland.

 Arthur Wayne Huffman has been appointed the new senior director of Intercultural Ministries, one of the seven divisions in Assemblies of God U.S. Missions.

 Huffman succeeds Malcolm P. Burleigh, who served as the Intercultural Ministries senior director for eight years prior to his August election as executive director of U.S. Missions. Senior director appointments are approved by the Executive Presbytery, the highest governing body of the Assemblies of God. 

 Along with his wife, Drue, Huffman has served as an Intercultural Ministries missionary since 2014, ministering to refugees and immigrants entering the United States. The Huffmans, through a ministry they started, have planted thriving ethnic churches, including a children’s ministry in inner-city Phoenix.

 They also helped open an Arabic Bible school to train Christian Arabs in the U.S. to minister to other immigrants. Prior to joining U.S. Missions, the Huffmans served as Assemblies of God world missionaries for two decades in Europe, where Wayne helped develop AG policy on ministry to the large numbers of refugees and immigrants entering the European continent.

 “Wayne Huffman comes to U.S. Missions with a wealth of experience,” Burleigh says. “The recent work with refugees and immigrants in Arizona, as well as serving as a metro area field representative for Intercultural Ministries, makes him a perfect fit for this assignment.”

 Huffman assumed his new duties Nov. 20. He is responsible for supervising and resourcing a team of over 300 missionaries and spouses. In addition to immigrants and refugees, Intercultural Ministries missionaries serve native ethnic and cultural populations, persons with disabilities, the blind, deaf, trafficking victims, at-risk children, and others whose circumstances require special communication or cultural understanding.  
Praise God for our ALL-NIGHT INTERNATIONAL PRAYER INITIATIVE on April 6, 2018 that brought together prayer warriors from around the country praying for the nations here in NYC and around the world!

This unique mission event provided a special prayer focus "around the clock" and "around the world", beginning with dynamic multi-ethnic worship and a special keynote message from Greg Mundis (Executive Director AG World Missions).
NYMN Intercultural Ministries Director Paul Kraus 

Pastor Jason Quah and Bethel Chinese AG family

Executive Director AG World Missions Greg Mundis delivers the Word

Our Filipino Pastors Rollie Aquino & Meynard Ermita

Praying for our World Missionaries

National AG African Fellowship President Samuel Asiedu and our African pastors

AG Executive Director US Missions Malcolm Burleigh

Queens Prebyter Dominick Cotignola 

Read more...All Night International Prayer Praise Report

Who's My Neighbor Seminar

Praise the Lord!
We had a wonderful time at Who's My Neighbor - NYC Intercultural Ministries Seminar in October. The goal of this seminar was to motivate greater responsibility toward the underserved intercultural ministry needs of NYC and beyond. Who's my Neighbor? focused on ministry to Muslim peoples and showcased our partnership with AGWM's Global Initiative: Reaching Muslim Peoples. Read the full report here

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