Building A Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church with Mark DeYmaz

Building A Healthy Multi-ethnic Church

The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William talks with Pastor Mark DeYmaz, Founder of Mosaix Church Network and Founding Pastor of Mosiac Church of Central Arkansas, a multi-ethnic and economically diverse church where significant percentages of Black and White Americans, together with men and women from more than 30 nations, walk, work and worship God together as one.

Following graduation from college in 1983, Mark DeYmaz served as a youth pastor in churches throughout the western United States and in Germany. From 1993 to 2001, he was the Student Ministries Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, before planting the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas. He has been a full-time pastor for 30 years. 

A recognized leader in the emerging Multi-ethnic Church Movement, Pastor Mark's first book, Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church, provides the biblical mandate for the multi-ethnic church and outlines seven core commitments required to bring it about.

Mark talks with William about:

  • The biggest challenge to developing a multi-ethnic church
  • The shifting population demographics in the Church
  • The challenge the Church faces with systematically segregated churches
  • The hope of advancing a credible Gospel in an increasingly diverse and cynical society

Mark DeYmaz

Mark DeYmaz

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Quotes from Mark:

It's not about numbers, it's about influence. Tweet: Churches are only as healthy as the average attendee. @ToddAdkins via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

The multi-ethnic church is the hope of the Gospel in the 21st century. Tweet: It is vitally important to get serious about development in the church. @ToddAdkins via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

Systematically segregated churches unintentionally undermine the very credibility of the message we preach, which is God's love for all people.Tweet: Information does not lead to transformation. @ToddAdkins via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

Intentionality is the middle ground between quota and wishful thinking.Tweet: Information does not lead to transformation. @ToddAdkins via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast