Mindset Shifts to Create an Environment that Promotes Diversity w/Mark Hearn

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

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