Building a Healthy Multi Ethnic Church

Building a Healthy Multi Ethnic Church

Mark DeYmaz, pastor of one of the most proven multi-ethnic churches in the country, provides the theological ... Oneya Fennell Okuwobi, teaching pastor, 21st Century Church; co-author of Multiethnic Conversations Mark DeYmaz is the ...

Author: Mark DeYmaz

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506463407

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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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 and 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 from both 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. Apart from ethnically and economically diverse relationships, we cannot understand others different from ourselves, develop trust for others who are different than us, and/or love others different than ourselves. Apart from understanding, trust, and love, we are less likely to get involved in the plight of others different than ourselves. Without involvement, nothing changes, and the disparaging consequences of systemic racism remain entrenched in our culture. Surely, it breaks the heart of God to see so many churches segregated ethnically or economically from one another, and that little has changed in the many years since it was first observed that eleven o'clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in the land.
Categories: Religion

Healing Our Broken Humanity

Healing Our Broken Humanity

We are living in a multicultural, multiethnic, multi-everything world. ... As a small group, read and take partin Multiethnic Conversations: An Eight-WeekJourney Toward Unity in Your Church together.23 This small group curriculum will ...

Author: Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830874163

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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We live in conflicted times. We want to see justice restored because Jesus calls us to be a peacemaking and reconciling people. But how do we do this? Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill offer ten ways to transform society, from lament and repentance to relinquishing power, reinforcing agency, and more. Embodying these practices enables us to be the new humanity in Jesus Christ.
Categories: Religion

Third Culture Faithful

Third Culture Faithful

Crossover Preaching: Intercultural-Improvisational Homiletics in Conversation with Gardner C. Taylor by Jared E. Alcántara. ... Multiethnic Conversations: An Eight-Week Journey toward Unity in Your Church by Mark DeYmaz.

Author: Mario Melendez

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538147276

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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"It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o'clock on Sunday morning." Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1960. This quote remains true and begs the question “How do we heal the church divide?” Mario Melendez presents an engaging introduction to the experiences of multi-ethnic believers and a path by which church leaders increase engagement and service to these diverse communities. Finding a model in Saint Timothy, Melendez reveals that multi-ethnic believers have always played a crucial role in Christian fellowship. Having experienced the mixing of their parents' heritage during their upbringing, third cultures kids are invaluable cultural and religious ambassadors. Embracing the unique gifts of third culture congregants and leaders, churches can embody the kaleidescope of their communities and bring about healing amongst the people of God. Church clergy and lay leaders, as well as members of multi-ethnic households and those looking to increase the engagement of diverse groups within their congregation will find Third Culture Faithful an inspiring call to action.
Categories: Religion

Contemporary Christian Culture

Contemporary Christian Culture

More specifically, her work examines multiracial organizations and their impact on stratification. She is the coauthor, with Mark DeYmaz, of Multiethnic Conversations (Wesleyan Publishing House). Nicholas Ragheb is a PhD candidate and ...

Author: Omotayo O. Banjo

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498553902

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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This book explores Christian messages, meanings, and their impact in a multicultural context, using a communication framework to help Christians and non-Christians alike navigate challenging issues surrounding ethnic and racial division in the United States today.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Disruption

Disruption

Multiethnic Conversations: An Eight-Week Journey Toward Unity in Your Church, Mark DeYmaz and Oneya Okuwobi (Wesleyan Publishing House, 2016) This is the first daily devotional and small group study focused on multiethnic life and ...

Author: Mark DeYmaz

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718089221

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Well-meaning church leaders and planters often set out to radically transform their communities for Christ-kingdom causes. Their aspirations and visions are limitless. However, often the best-laid plans fail to yield results of any consequence—they become frustrated, and pull the plug leaving behind the remnants of all their best intentions. Does it have to be this way? Is it possible for a local church to become so influential in its community that it becomes a life-giving agent for believers and non-believers? A resource that becomes the catalyst whereby abandoned buildings are repurposed, small businesses attracted, jobs created, crime reduced, justice progressed, health improved, and ultimately, the kingdom of God advanced in such a way that it impacts the every corner of the community? In Disruption: Repurposing the Church to Redeem the Community, Dr. Mark DeYmaz explains why such an outlook it not only possible but essential for the church to gain credibility and relevance in the community it seeks to influence. Genuine transformation never occurs through maintaining the status quo. A Disruption is often the missing ingredient that moves the church from ineffective to radically transformative.
Categories: Religion

Multilingual Urban Scandinavia

Multilingual Urban Scandinavia

The Use of Multi-Ethnic Youth Language – an Optional Linguistic Practice The research design of the UPUS/Oslo project based upon videorecorded interviews with an adult researcher, as well as video-recorded peer conversations without the ...

Author: Pia Quist

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847693129

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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This book presents, for the first time, an overarching, trans-Scandinavian, comprehensive and comparable account of linguistic developments and practices in late modern urban contact zones. The book aims to capture the multilingual realities of all young people in urban contexts, whether they are of migrant descent or not. Taking a multi-layered approach to linguistic practices, chapters in the book include structural and phonological analyses of new linguistic practices, examine how these practices and their practitioners are perceived, and discuss the sociolinguistic potentials of speakers when constructing, challenging and negotiating identities. The book also contains three short overview articles describing studies of multilingual practices in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. The editors have aimed to make Scandinavian research on urban multilingualism accessible to scholars and students who don't speak Scandinavian languages, and also to make a valuable contribution to the global study of multilingualism.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Multiethnic American Literatures

Multiethnic American Literatures

Yet these communities and their traditions are valuable aspects of our national heritage, and their omission from so many conversations about race, ethnicity, identity, and even history distorts those conversations.

Author: Helane Adams Androne

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476617343

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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This book provides original essays that suggest ways to engage students in the classroom with the cultural factors of American literature. Some of the essays focus on individual authors’ works, others view American literature more broadly, and still others focus on the application of culturally based methods for reading. All suggest a closer look at how ethnicity, culture and pedagogy interact in the classroom to help students better understand the complexity of works by African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos and several other sometimes overlooked American cultural groups. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Categories: Literary Criticism

No Silver Bullets

No Silver Bullets

Mark DeYmaz, founding pastor, Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas, president of Mosaix Global Network, and author of Disruption, Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church, and Multiethnic Conversations No Silver Bullets is a treasure chest ...

Author: Daniel Im

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433651557

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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What if I told you that you were only one step away from unlocking new levels of maturity and growth in your church? The myth of the silver bullet still exists because we desperately want it to. We all prefer quick fixes and bandage solutions to the long, hard, slow work that produces real change. So the moment we learn about a new ministry or strategy and see its effect in another church, we run to implement it in our own. Unfortunately, this impulse is usually met by opposition, skepticism, and ultimately, rejection. What if the solution isn't a new model or a complicated strategy, but a shift in perspective? What if you could keep your church's current vision, values, and model, and simply make a few micro-shifts...leading to macro-changes? This book explores five micro-shifts that have the potential to produce macro-changes in your church. As you read, you will discover how to integrate these micro-shifts into the life of your church, starting with the way you disciple. You will finish by developing a plan to structure, communicate, and evaluate these changes to ensure that they take root and pave the way for lasting change and kingdom impact.
Categories: Religion

Salt Light and a City Second Edition

Salt  Light  and a City  Second Edition

I've developed them in conversation with Majority World, indigenous, Western, and diaspora voices, ... possible through many ecumenical and multiethnic conversations, and by paying close attention to key biblical and theological themes.

Author: Graham Joseph Hill

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532603259

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Jesus is calling his church to be a multiethnic and missional people who listen and learn from the many voices of world Christianity. Graham Joseph Hill issues a moving call for churches to be missional by being conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. Hill does this by exploring the thinking of twenty-five Asian, African, Latin American, Indigenous, African American, diaspora, Caribbean, Oceanian, Eastern European, and Middle Eastern pastors and theologians. These are as diverse as Melba Padilla Maggay, Emmanuel Katongole, Lamin Sanneh, Oscar Muriu, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Pope Francis, Richard Twiss, Lisa Sharon Harper, Willie James Jennings, Ada María Isasi-Díaz, Soong-Chan Rah, and Mitri Raheb. These voices show us the future of missional churches in world Christianity. When churches are conformed to Christ they make disciples, heal a broken world, and witness to Jesus and his gospel. Jesus forms us in his image and moves us to be a people of shalom, humility, character, justice, peace, wisdom, prayer, beauty, and witness. The church has had a Reformation but now it needs a Conformation. Hill explores biblical themes and the voices of world Christianity to show that a missional church is conformed to the image of the incarnate, crucified, resurrected, and glorified Christ. Conformity to Christ is the heart of missional ecclesiology and discipleship.
Categories: Religion

Mixed Race Student Politics A Rising Third Wave Movement at UCLA

Mixed Race Student Politics  A Rising    Third Wave    Movement at UCLA

When you identify as multiethnic and do not quite fit in to any one category, it is easy to feel lost, excluded, ... new members to join MSU because something new always sparked in their minds when having such personal conversations.

Author: Robert Chao Romero

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780934052528

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