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Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church: Mandate, Commitments and Practices of a Diverse Congregation

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Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church: Mandate, Commitments and Practices of a Diverse Congregation

Mark DeYmaz

ISBN: 978-1-118-04753-8 December 2010 Jossey-Bass 240 Pages

Description

Through personal stories, proven experience and a thorough analysis of the biblical text, Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church illustrates both the biblical mandate for the multi-ethnic church as well as the seven core commitments required to bring it about. Mark DeYmaz, pastor of one of the most proven multi-ethnic churches in the country, writes both from his experience and his extensive study of how to plant, grow, and encourage more ethnically diverse churches. He argues that the "homogenous unit principle" will soon become irrelevant and that the most effective way to spread the Gospel in an increasingly diverse world is through strong and vital multi-ethnic churches.

About Leadership Network xi

Foreword by George Yancey xiii

Preface by Mark L. Pryor xv

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction xix

Part One The Biblical Mandate

1. The Prayer of Christ 3

2. The Pattern at Antioch 13

3. The Pauline Mystery 27

Part Two The Seven Core Commitments of a Multi-Ethnic Church

4. Embrace Dependence 43

5. Take Intentional Steps 55

6. Empower Diverse Leadership 70

7. Develop Cross-Cultural Relationships 81

8. Pursue Cross-Cultural Competence 94

9. Promote a Spirit of Inclusion 108

10. Mobilize for Impact 119

Part Three On Planting, Revitalizing, and Transforming

11. For Those Planting a Multi-ethnic Church 135

12. For Those Revitalizing a Declining Church, by Rodney Woo 149

13. For Those Transforming a Homogeneous Church, by Kim Greenwood with John Jordan 164

Conclusion: All That We Should Be 183

Notes 185

About the Author 195

Index 197