“Over time, the value of humanity must become more important to us than the value of size and homogeneity.”
How this fivefold evangelism process can lead to a witnessing community and a movement of God.
“If unity and diversity are perfected in the eternal church, we should be ever pursuing its perfection in the local church, as well.”
Ed Stetzer: "The majority of believers are comfortable with the level (or lack) of diversity that exists in their church."
Numbers, dollars and buildings may not be the best way to measure the effectiveness of multiethnic churches.
“If you want people to live in a different way, you have to promise them change—the possibility of a different kind of church.”
Ed Stetzer: "While cities are an excellent place for gospel advancement, urban ministry is not without its challenges."
Craig Greenfield: "Would Jesus show any sort of special concern for one particular group or another?"
Mark DeYmaz: “It takes more than mere words and sentiment to bring about systemic change.”
“By working and worshipping together as one, these pastors hope to represent Christ as a peacemaking force in their city.”