Ethnic Blends : Mixing Diversity into Your Local Church

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  • Copyright: 2010-04-01
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub
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Increasingly, church leaders are recognizing the intrinsic power and beauty of the multi-ethnic church. More than a good idea, it's a biblical, first-century standard with far-reaching evangelistic potential.

Author Biography

Mark Deymaz is the founding pastor of the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas (www.mosaicchurch.net), a multi-ethnic and economically diverse church where men and women from more than thirty nations walk, work, and worship God together as one. Harry Li as been a campus pastor at Mosaic since 2002. Prior to that, he was an associate professor of electrical engineering at the University of Idaho.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 11
Forewordp. 15
Acknowledgmentsp. 17
Acquiring The Tastep. 19
An Introduction
I'll Drink To That!p. 35
Mandate and Commitments of a Diverse Congregation
Blending As A Familyp. 53
Overcoming the Personal Obstacles
Harvesting Tips from the Old Countryp. 73
Overcoming the Theological Obstacles
Regular Or Decaf?p. 99
Overcoming the Philosophical Obstacles
Can I Pour You A Cup?p. 125
Overcoming the Practical Obstacles
Roasting For Flavorp. 147
Overcoming the Cross-cultural Obstacles
Husking The Outer Shellp. 169
Overcoming the Relational Obstacles
Strange Brewsp. 191
Overcoming the Spiritual Obstacles
An Everlasting Aroma: Conclusionp. 213
Church Profilesp. 215
Mosaixp. 219
Of Gifts and Love: Comparing Paul's Thoughts in 1 Corinthians 12 -14 with Those in Ephesians 4p. 220
Variations of Multi-ethnic Churchesp. 222
Conflict Norms for Pastoral Staff and Elders: Mosaic Church of Central Arkansasp. 224
Notesp. 226
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