Mark DeYmaz

A recognized leader in the multi-ethnic church movement, Dr. Mark DeYmaz planted the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas in 2001, where he continues to serve as Directional Leader.

Mark has written five books on the subject of the multi-ethnic church including, Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church: Mandate, Commitments and Practices of a Diverse Congregation, which was chosen as a finalist for a Christianity Today Book of the Year Award.

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Show Notes

2:53 – His answer to the question, “If the kingdom of heaven isn’t segregated, why on earth is the church?”

5:32 – What multi-ethnic churches looked like in the New Testament

7:52 – How explosive growth can lead to internal focus with churches

10:28 – What “the Gospel of gentile inclusion” is, and why Paul preached it.

12:33 – Why Paul got jailed for preaching against racism

15:40 – The biggest obstacles he’s overcome whilst building and leading a multiethnic church

20:44 – What advice he’d give to a pastor of a large, homogenous church who desires to become multi-ethnic

25:04 – The difference between assimilation and accommodation

27:54 – “If a church isn’t intentionally seeking to be multi-ethnic, is that church acting unbiblically?”

34:58 – Why “It’s just too hard” isn’t a good excuse for failing to pursue multi-ethnicity

37:34 – Favorite recent book and TV Shows

38:42 – How to think about the upcoming election season

Links

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

Leading a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church: Seven Common Challenges and How to Overcome Them (Leadership Network Innovation Series)

Multiethnic Conversations: An Eight-Week Journey toward Unity in Your Church

Mosaic Church

Mosaix Conference 2016

Mosaix Global Network

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