3 Ohio Congregations Merge to Create One Multiethnic Church

Three Ohio congregations largely consisting of different ethnic groups — Caucasian, African-American and Hispanic — have merged together to make one multiethnic church. Norwood Church of Christ, Madisonville Church of Christ, and Iglesia de Christo came together to form Indian Mound Avenue Church of Christ on New Year’s Day. In an interview with The Christian …

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Free Methodist Church’s history as a multicultural, multiracial movement

Mosaix Strengthens Multiethnic Church by Jeff Finley (Light + Life Magazine, November 2016) Free Methodists played a key role as more than 1,200 people gathered Nov. 1–3 at NorthWood Church near Dallas, Texas, for the Mosaix Multiethnic Church Conference. The Free Methodist Church – USA was a gold sponsor of the conference that occurs every three years. …

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Wesleyan pastors and leaders talk about multiethnic ministry within churches

Talking multiethnic ministry at Mosaix Conference by Santes Beatty and Tricia Rife (The Wesleyan Church blog, November 2016) “11 o’clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated time in America.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is credited with this statement, although history teaches it was actually Helen Kenyon who said it first in 1952 during …

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Local Pastors Reach Across Racial Divides in Springfield, Illinois

Local pastors reach across racial divides to share faith, perspective by Dean Olsen (The State Journal-Register, Oct. 17, 2015) A half-century after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. lamented that 11 a.m. Sunday is “the most segregated hour” in America, local pastors whose races are different from most members of their flocks are learning and teaching …

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62% of large Canadian churches are multiethnic

This press release from Leadership Network, “Church for a New Generation? Large Canadian Churches Are Growing, Reaching Young Families, Drawing 1 of Every 8 Protestant Churchgoers” highlighted this finding: These congregations are also racially diverse. In terms of ethnicity, if multiethnic is defined as a church with no more than 80% of one race, then …

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Springfield Churches in Ohio Merge to Break Down Racial Walls

Springfield churches merge to break down racial walls by Tiffany Y. Latta (Springfield News-Sun — October 2, 2015) It has been said that Sunday at 11 a.m. is the most segregated hour of the week in America. But that will change for two local churches — one predominately white, the other African-American — which have …

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9Marks Journal on Multi-Ethnic Churches

The Summer/Fall 2015 issue of 9Marks Journal has a collection of articles and book reviews on the topic of “Multi-Ethnic Churches“— Excerpt from the Editor’s Note: Consider this Journal 9Marks’ way of inviting you into that work of ethnic reconciliation. Don’t you want to see churches in South Africa, India, America, and everywhere not lagging behind their …

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4 Reasons Why the City Needs Multiethnic Churches

Why the City Needs Multiethnic ChurchesRedeemer City to City — July 2015 Eddie Dhanpat is starting Mosaic City Church in Queens, New York. He expounds on four reasons for urban church planting with and for a diverse community: City natives will expect it. The gospel demands it. The culture needs it. The Church needs it. …

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Border Crossing: Renting to Churches of Other Cultures

Elizabeth Drury wrote this series of blog posts about churches renting to other cultures — featured at EdStetzer.com’s “Thursday is for Thinkers”. Border Crossing: Renting to Churches of Other Cultures Part 1 When immigrants need worship space, think twice before renting. Border Crossing: Renting to Churches of Other Cultures Part 2 When pastors consider renting …

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