Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church: Mandate, Commitments and Practices of a Diverse Congregation
October 2007, Jossey-Bass
Foreword by George Yancey.
Preface by Mark Pryor.
PART 1: THE BIBLICAL MANDATE.
1. The Prayer of Christ.
2. The Pattern at Antioch.
3. The Pauline Mystery.
PART 2: THE SEVEN CORE COMMITMENTS OF A MULTI-ETHNIC CHURCH.
4. Embrace Dependence.
5. Take Intentional Steps.
6. Empower Diverse Leadership.
7. Develop Cross-Cultural Relationships.
8. Pursue Cross-Cultural Competence.
9. Promote a Spirit of Inclusion.
10. Mobilize for Impact.
PART 3: ON PLANTING, REVITALIZING, AND TRANSFORMING.
11. For Those Planting a Multi-Ethnic Church.
12. For Those Revitalizing a Declining Church, by Rodney Woo.
13. For Those Transforming a Homogeneous Church, by Kim Greenwood.
Conclusion: All That We Should Be.
About the Author.
“We cannot ignore the topic of multi-ethnic churches as we live in a multi-ethnic world. Mark DeYmaz writes [with] practical insight, not from theory but from leading an extremely strategic multi-ethnic church that is paving the way for so many others.”
--Dan Kimball, senior pastor, Vintage Faith Church, Santa Cruz, California, and author, They Like Jesus But Not the Church
“Mark DeYmaz has provided the body of Christ with the answer to one of its most embarrassing dilemmas: Sunday segregation. Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church is a very biblical plan for church leaders committed to building a church that looks like the world in which they minister.”--Miles McPherson, senior pastor, The Rock Church, San Diego, California
“This book unpacks theological and practical principles for local churches interested in truly serving their neighboring communities in an increasingly diverse America. It paves the way for the future of the local church and the next generations of its leaders.”--D. J. Chuang, director, Asian American Church Research at Leadership Network and executive director at L2 Foundation
“Drawing from his invaluable experience as a multi-ethnic church pastor, Mark DeYmaz writes with keen practical insight and foresight. For those committed to building multi-ethnic churches for Christ in an increasingly diverse culture, this is a must read.”--Dr. Paul Louis Metzger, professor, Christian Theology and Theology of Culture, Multnomah Biblical Seminary, Portland, Oregon
“Here’s the book many of us have been looking for—a book that lays a solid biblical foundation for the multi-ethnic church and includes the building plans! Whether seeking to plant a multi-ethnic church or transform a homogenous congregation, this book will inspire and show the way.”--Jonathan Seda,senior pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church, Dover, Delaware
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