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Overview A practical guide to multicultural ministry in a changing America, with motivating stories and examples from the author?s personal experiences in successful multicultural ministry. It also offers practical how-to ideas from a wide circle of churches.
Publishers Description David Anderson writes about multicultural leadership not from the perspective of an ivory tower intellectual, but as a hands-on practitioner who loves and believes in the body of Christ. . . . If you believe there is no solution to the race problem, I urge you to reconsider and to learn from someone who is on the frontlines of making multicultural ministry a reality in the church today. ---Bill Hybels, founding and senior pastor, Willow Creek Community Church Multiculturalism isn t a trend, it s a reality. Evidence of this country s rich racial mix is all around us in our schools, our stores, our neighborhoods, our recreational facilities---everywhere except our churches. Heaven may include every culture, tongue, and tribe, but in the United States, Sunday morning remains one of the last bastions of ethnic separatism. It s time to stop merely talking about multicultural worship and start living it. In this groundbreaking book, David Anderson invites us all---African-American, Asian, Caucasian, and Latino---to learn how to dance the dance of multicultural ministry. We ve all got different moves, but that s the beauty of diversity: the various gifts we bring, the wisdom of our heritages, the different creative ways we express the same Lord. Think it can t be done? Think again. As Anderson demonstrates, it is being done successfully by more and more churches. Wherever your church is now on the multicultural continuum, you can join the ranks of those moving toward a diverse and thriving ministry. Combining frontline insights with inspiring stories, Anderson takes you and your church into the strategy-level realities of what it takes to make multicultural ministry work in your setting. Do you hear the beat of the Spirit? God is calling your church to the dance of unity in diversity. Don t hold back Grab this book, get out on the dance floor, and let Multicultural Ministry show you the steps. Includes a Racial Reconciliation survey and six-session Racial Reconciliation curriculum."
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David A. Anderson is the founder and senior pastor of Bridgeway Community Church, a multicultural congregation in Columbia, Maryland. He is the founder and president of the BridgeLeader Network, a diversity consulting firm, and an instructor of cultural diversity at the University of Phoenix's Maryland campuses. Dr. Anderson received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Moody Bible Institute and his Doctor of Philosophy in the sociological integration of religion and society at Oxford Graduate School. His books include Letters Across the Divide, Multicultural Ministry and Gracism. A sought-after conference speaker, lecturer and consultant, he has had media exposure on over 2000 radio stations and television appearances, including Black Entertainment Television (BET), C-SPAN, TBN, PAX and ABC promoting his message of diversity. He also hosts a live radio show, Afternoons with Dr. David Anderson: Your Bridge Building Voice in the Nation's Capital. Dr. Anderson and his wife, Amber, reside in Ellicott City, Maryland, with their three children, Isaiah, Luke and Asia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Multicultural Ministry?
Excellent Church Resource Aug 2, 2005
This is a wonderful book to read about the multiculturalism concept in churches. It doesn't just talk about the reasons for advocating church diversity, it talks about why it doesn't happen in churches and the history behind it. The author gives excellent tools at the end of the book to help churches begin to explore racism and cultural diversity in their own facilities. Thumbs up! Dr. Anderson for the insight God has given you.
Good book to read Apr 25, 2004
Dr. Anderson's book is worth reviewing. If you enjoy reading this book then I encourage you to also read Racism@Work Among the LORD's People by Robert Upton.
BEST RESOURCE FOR MULTICULTURAL MINISTRY Apr 23, 2004
If you want to begin a multicultural ministry, there is no better resource than this book. Unlike other books that deal with principles and theories about diversity, David Anderson lives it out both in his personal life and in his ministry. I would wholeheartedly recommend this book as a great tool to begin the process of breaking down the walls of seperation and segregation. Hopefully, a book like this would make "Eleven o'clock Sunday Morning" the most integrated hour.