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Mosaix Global Network:

Shaping the Multiethnic Church Movement

The Mosaix Global Network represents a growing movement of pastors/ministry leaders seeking to know God and to make Him known by establishing multiethnic churches throughout America and beyond. Founded in 2004 by George Yancey, coauthor of the book, United By Faith, and Mark DeYmaz, pastor of the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas, MGN exists to catalyze this movement by:

Like a magnet, the emerging network is attracting the attention of those pursuing or considering the vision of the multiethnic church — those who might otherwise have remained unknown to one another. According to Executive Director Jim Spoonts, “MGN is a synergistic environment through which a growing number of individuals and churches are advancing theological truth, articulating principles, and accelerating applications at a rate far greater than if we were going at it alone.”

Through various points of connection, MGN promotes the biblical mandate for the multiethnic church and defines six core commitments required to bring it about. The one-day MultiEthnic Church Summit is highly recommended for pastors/ministry leaders desiring to infuse their congregations with vision and will help pastors frame an initial dialogue. Two-day Mosaix Regional Conferences offer ministry professionals a chance to dialogue directly with recognized leaders and practitioners shaping the multiethnic church movement today.

Central to MGN understanding, the coming integration of the local church must not be focused on racial reconciliation. Rather, it must be focused on reconciling men and women to God through faith in Jesus Christ and, consequently, on reconciling local communities of faith to the pattern of the New Testament church.

MGN believes that the New Testament, not changing demographics or global people shifts, should urge the movement forward. The church is to reflect the kingdom of God “on earth as it is in heaven”; and, having been called to unity by Christ “to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me” (John 17:20–23). MGN exists to enlist, equip, and encourage others in pursuit of this dream.

“I have no doubt that the coming integration of the local church will be the single greatest force defining church history, growth, and effectiveness in the 21st century,” says Cofounder Mark DeYmaz. Toward this end, church planters and reformers are now coming together to pioneer the movement through MGN.

To learn more about MGN or to get involved in the network, visit http://www.mosaix.info.

MARK DEYMAZ, senior pastor, Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas. DeYmaz has written Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church (Jossey-Bass/Leadership Network) due out in September 2007.

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