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Bridging the Diversity Gap: Leading toward God's MultiEthnic Kingdom

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In a diverse, divided world, pastors and church leaders are faced with the question of how to lead across ethnic lines to bring healing and unity to the body of Christ. How can the church more accurately reflect the vision of God's kingdom, gathering together every tribe and nation? It all begins with leaders whose minds and hearts have been transformed by the gospel.Autho ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 1st 2013 by Wesleyan Publishing House
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John Pawlik
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a must read for anyone leading or serving in a ministry or organization that is attempting greater racial diversity. If your ministry is mostly white and you are trying to do something to make it reflect the kingdom of God more, this is a practical handbook on how to make that happen. A groundbreaking book on religious sociology was written by Emerson and Smith was published in 2000. It painted a bleak picture of the current racially segregated state of the American church and demonstrat ...more
Taylor McConnell
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This is an amazing book. I would recommend that everyone read this book and the content is so informative, helpful and challenging if you work within the context of any Christian organization. He focuses most of his content on how to apply it on an organizational level so it's extremely useful! ...more
Ben Larzabal
Feb 07, 2020 rated it liked it
The content in this book is excellent but the editor failed tremendously. Much of the book is disorganized, lacking natural connections from one section to another. It is so bad that some of the charts/tables have words and phrases cut out of them. I can only hope the author finds a better editor who will help him put together a second edition.
Brian Sturtz
Jul 14, 2017 rated it liked it
This book offers lots to consider. For one thing the author offers a lot of "how to" insights and resources for church leaders to consider as they deal with the issue of race and the church. The author includes a learning lab and case study at the end of the book. ...more
Arloa Sutter
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In our highly racialized society, the Church should be leading the way toward reconciliation, modeling before a world torn apart with conflict, what it means to love our neighbors as ourselves. Christ has given the Church the "gift of reconciliation" with which to bless the world. Yet it often seems like an uphill battle to build and sustain multi-ethnicity and multi-cultural understanding within our churches and institutions. Refined and tested in the crucible of real life leadership, Alvin San ...more
Matthew Mitchell
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great introduction and guide to leading organizational change towards a Christ-centered multi-ethnicity. Sanders promotes an "inside out, top down, and all in" philosophy. I especially appreciated how Sanders showed the biblical/theological underpinnings of the goal and also didn't sugar-coat the obstacles to achieving success. Full of sobering realism with no "silver-bullets," yet hopeful for real progress. The author clearly speaks from experience which lends authority to his counsel. And it e ...more
Pete Kersker
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This is a must-read for anyone in vocational ministry. Sanders challenges all of us to be culturally aware in our churches. While you may not agree with all of his methods or conclusions, he certainly addresses the elephant in the room. He also asks the right questions.
Aaron Case
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Although this book is primarily about integrating diversity in the church, it contains other nuggets of leadership wisdom as well. The section on leading change was invaluable to me.
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