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In a 2011 State of the City Address, the mayor of pastor and author Mark Hearn's city said there were fifty-seven languages spoken at the local high school. Hearn left asking himself, How should our church respond? This question led to a movement that brought First Baptist Duluth to reflect its surrounding community. This journey was captured in Georgia Baptists Pastor Hearn’s first book, Technicolor: Inspiring Your Church to Embrace Multicultural Ministry. In this broadcast, Scott and Mark discuss the motivation behind the book and pathways for churches to be a multicultural congregation. Topics include: • Why the title choice and how it relates to being multicultural • Pastors often wish they could reach all nations, but why is that not simple • How to disciple with multiple languages spoken • Ways to apply a discipleship pathway with different cultural backgrounds • Lessons learned while members transitioned to embrace diversity • Insight into how 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation immigrants join an American church • How to emphasize accommodation over assimilation to attract and connect with guests and future members. • 9 lessons learned to help a church become multi-cultural
Let's talk TOP HIGHLIGHTS & LESSONS LEARNED from 2021. PJ's top Highlights: • Real Friendship is Real Discipleship • Taking Action to be a Disciple-Maker • Volunteers Drive Your Mission Forward PJ's Next Steps for Leaders: • Walk Thru The Bible o Jan 13 FBC Cartersville o Jan 20 2nd Baptist Warner Robbins o Jan 27 Northside Valdosta Ray's Top Highlights: • Tim Elmore quote • Donald Whitney • Gary Lewis and Scott Smith Ray's Next Step for Leaders: • SPARK Conference 2022; 5 locations o Christ Place Gainseville o Eastside Marietta o 2nd Baptist Warner Robbins o Byne Memorial Albany o FBC Rincon Carl's Top Highlights: • Forget about algorithms and trust God and use data to inform decisions. • Making disciples and not just converts. Healthy churches we are studying have an intentional plan to disciple their people. • How you finish is more important than how you begin. Carl's Next Step for Leaders: • Minister Education Essentials at North Metro Baptist Church Lawrenceville, GA on May 2-4 Matthew's Top Highlights: • How do you make disciples when you are too busy? • Overbusy schedules are a breeding ground for conflict • Dr. Whitney spiritual disciplines from family Matthew's Next Step for Leaders: • A KEY opportunity happening in 40+ locations are our Learning Communities. • www.gabaptist.org/discipleship Let's also take a moment and share where we are headed in 2022. We have interviews with some of the top leaders in the nation scheduled, including: • Dr. Bryant Wright-President of Send Relief IMB • Dr. Johnny Hunt, Sr VP NAMB Evangelism and Leadership • Jim Putman, Co-founder of Real Life Ministries, and Chad Harrington talk key insights from their new book Revolutionary Disciple. • Kyle Walker pastor FBC Cartersville and preaching professor and Chris Winford FBC Brunswick discuss preaching changes during pandemics and any potential long term effects. • We are also working on an emphasis on spiritual disciplines and why teaching key doctrines needs to be a part of your discipleship process. Be sure to subscribe and never miss an episode: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRESLi21We1lue5FaPAlokA Instagram: instagram.com/gabaptist_discipleship Podcast: gabaptistdiscipleship.transistor.fm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gadiscipleshi