A blog post from Exponential, a community of leaders committed to growing healthy churches, reports on the recently completed Mosaix 2013 conference that was held this week at the Grace Brethren Church in Long Beach, Calif. (Lou Huesmann, pastor). A portion of the entry appears below. Click here to read the complete post.
Multi-Ethnic Ministry Takes Center Stage
This week at the Mosaix 2013 multi-ethnic church conference, more than 1,000 like-minded leaders gathered on site at Grace Brethren Church in Long Beach, Calif., and via live streaming to learn and dream together about the future of the church. That future will find its roots in the planting and growing of ethnically and socioeconomically diverse churches that ultimately are a reflection the kingdom of heaven on earth.
“What I both sense and have heard from numerous credible and respected evangelical leaders is that something significant is happening here,” said Mark DeYmaz, conference convener and executive director of the Mosaix Global Network. “We believe a turning is taking place, a time has come–a course correction is occurring–whereby from this point on, in evangelicalism, Gentile and socioeconomic inclusion in the local church will no longer be seen as implications of the gospel, but rather, as they are are biblically, intrinsic to the very Gospel itself.”
DeYmaz was especially moved after venerable leader John Perkins, 83, closed out Wednesday morning’s plenary session saying, “This is the first time in my 83 years that I’m meeting with people that believe the multi-ethnic church is possible … I’ve seen some hope and some leadership that we’ve been longing for. I feel finished. I can go back to Mississippi and live out the rest of my life.“