Learn how healthy multi-ethnic congregations can be successfully established and sustained. Pastor of Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas Mark DeYmaz has developed his congregation into a highly successful multiracial congregation. He shares the seven core commitments necessary for a church of diverse cultures to flourish in a healthy context.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 224 Vendor: Jossey-Bass Publication Date: 2007 Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
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.
Mark DeYmaz is pastor of the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas, a multi-ethnic and economically diverse church where men and women from more than thirty nations currently worship God together as one. Formerly he served on Little Rock’s Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission and he is a cofounder of the Mosaix Global Network, an organization dedicated to enlisting and equipping leaders intent on the development of multi-ethnic churches throughout America and beyond.