The changing ethnic face of America will increasingly require evangelicals to minister to people of a variety of ethnic backgrounds, including African-American, Hispanics, Asians, and others. In this book, author and pastor David Anderson provides practical ideas to show how both new and existing churches can embrace greater cultural diversity and discover their unique rhythm. Anderson shares many stories from his experiences in planting Bridgeway Community Church, a successful multicultural church that has grown to about 1,500 people, half of whom are African-American, 30 percent are Caucasian, and about 15 percent are from racial and ethnic groups. This book provides transferable principles and practical ideas adaptable for churches of any size and setting.
A practical guide to multicultural ministry in a changing America, with motivating stories and examples from the authors personal experiences in successful multicultural ministry. It also offers practical how-to ideas from a wide circle of churches.
David Anderson is the founder and senior pastor of Bridgeway Community Church, a multicultural congregation located in Columbia, Maryland. He is the founder and president of the BridgeLeader Network, a multicultural leadership consulting organization, and an instructor of cultural diversity at the University of Phoenix, Maryland campuses. With a PhD in the sociological integration of religion and society from Oxford Graduate School, Dr. Anderson hosts the radio show Reconciliation Live in the nations capital. He is coauthor of Across the Divide and author of Multicultural Ministry, and is a sought-after international conference speaker, lecturer, and consultant. He and his wife, Amber, reside in Ellicott City, Maryland, with their three young children.
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