Mosaix 2013 Blog

How a Monoethnic Church Became Multiethnic

Watch this video and hear Pastor Chris Beard, pastor of Peoples Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, explain how he intentionally turned a mono-ethnic church into a multi-ethnic church for all peoples. Chris Beard is one of 60+ speakers at the 2nd National Multi-ethnic Church Conference next week November 5-6, 2013, in Long Beach, California!

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Why Derwin Gray Planted a Multiethnic Church

Watch this video and hear Pastor Derwin Gray explain why he intentionally planted a multi-ethnic church, Transformation Church in Indian Land, SC, near Charlotte, NC. Transformation Church (TC) was recognized as the 2nd fastest-growing church by percentage in America for 2010 by Outreach magazine. In 2011 and 2012, TC was again recognized again as one of the top 100 fastest-growing churches in America.

Pastor Derwin Gray is one of 60+ speakers at the 2nd national multiethnic church conference, November 5-6, 2013 in Long Beach, California 
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It's Not Resurgence We Need But Reformation

A recent article by Alex Murashko published in the Christian Post on September 24, 2013, addressed an open letter from my friend, Pastor Mark Driscoll, concerning the state of the church today. The letter was originally published on the 2013 Resurgence Conference website. In the letter, Driscoll states, “The church is dying and no one is noticing…” This thought seems to be the premise for Driscoll’s additional statements as to why the church is dying, what is needed, and his desire for the conference, itself. In part, Driscoll writes the church is dying because “…we're wasting time criticizing rather than evangelizing."
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The Normal and Natural Face of Christianity

For the past twenty-two years, my good friend Mathew Kuruvilla has served as the senior pastor of Parkside Church in Edensor Park, a suburb of Sydney, Australia.(1) Born and raised in India, he has been living in Australia since 1976. His church is located next door to a Buddhist temple and behind a Moslem mosque, reflecting a demographic future that many people living in the United States still cannot envision. Yet under his leadership, Parkside has successfully transitioned from a homogeneous church to a multi-ethnic one by taking intentional steps. ( Read More → )