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One Body, One Spirit

George A Yancey

One Body, One Spirit

George A Yancey

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Book Description As society diversifies, local churches find themselves interacting with people from every tribe and tongue. But not every church is equipped to handle the realities of ethnic and racial diversity in their congregational life. Sociologist George Yancey's groundbreaking research on multiracial churches offers key principles for church leaders who want to minister to people from a variety of racial and cultural backgrounds. Insights from real-life congregations provide concrete examples of how churches can welcome those who have been marginalized, giving people of all heritages a sense of ownership and partnership in the life of the church.^Table of Contents1. Introduction2. Multiracial Churches: Past and Present3. Should We Have Multiracial Churches?4. Types of Mulitracial Churches5. Seven General Principles for Building Multiracial6. Inclusive Worship7. Diverse Leadership8. An Overarching Goal9. Intentionality10. Personal Skills11. Location12. Adaptability13. ConclusionAppendix A: How This Research Was ConductedAppendix B: Useful WebsitesAppendix C: Determining the Type of Multiracial Church of a CongregationNotes

- Publisher When the church began, an amazing diversity of people from different geographic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds gathered together to confess a common faith in Jesus Christ. The apostle Paul cast a vision of one body where Jew and Gentile would worship together in unity. The Revelation to John likewise foreshadows an eternal future where all nations will join together at the throne of the Lamb.Sadly, Christianity has not often lived up to this ideal. The history of the church has been marked by continued segregation, ethnic strife and racial division. But at the dawn of a new millennium, hopeful signs of change are emerging.As society diversifies, local churches find themselves interacting with people from every tribe and tongue. But not every church is equipped to handle the realities of ethnic and racial diversity in their congregational life. Sociologist George Yancey's groundbreaking research on multiracial churches offers key principles for church leaders who want to minister to people from a variety of racial and cultural backgrounds. Insights from real-life congregations provide concrete examples of how churches can welcome those who have been marginalized, giving people of all heritages a sense of ownership and partnership in the life of the church.Based on data from a landmark Lilly Endowment study of multiracial churches across America, this volume offers insights and implications for church leadership, worship styles, conflict resolution and much more. Here is an essential resource for pastors and church leaders committed to cultural, ethnic and racial reconciliation in their congregations.

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About "One Body, One Spirit"

Book Description As society diversifies, local churches find themselves interacting with people from every tribe and tongue. But not every church is equipped to handle the realities of ethnic and racial diversity in their congregational life. Sociologist George Yancey's groundbreaking research on multiracial churches offers key principles for church leaders who want to minister to people from a variety of racial and cultural backgrounds. Insights from real-life congregations provide concrete examples of how churches can welcome those who have been marginalized, giving people of all heritages a sense of ownership and partnership in the life of the church.^Table of Contents1. Introduction2. Multiracial Churches: Past and Present3. Should We Have Multiracial Churches?4. Types of Mulitracial Churches5. Seven General Principles for Building Multiracial6. Inclusive Worship7. Diverse Leadership8. An Overarching Goal9. Intentionality10. Personal Skills11. Location12. Adaptability13. ConclusionAppendix A: How This Research Was ConductedAppendix B: Useful WebsitesAppendix C: Determining the Type of Multiracial Church of a CongregationNotes
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When the church began, an amazing diversity of people from different geographic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds gathered together to confess a common faith in Jesus Christ. The apostle Paul cast a vision of one body where Jew and Gentile would worship together in unity. The Revelation to John likewise foreshadows an eternal future where all nations will join together at the throne of the Lamb.Sadly, Christianity has not often lived up to this ideal. The history of the church has been marked by continued segregation, ethnic strife and racial division. But at the dawn of a new millennium, hopeful signs of change are emerging.As society diversifies, local churches find themselves interacting with people from every tribe and tongue. But not every church is equipped to handle the realities of ethnic and racial diversity in their congregational life. Sociologist George Yancey's groundbreaking research on multiracial churches offers key principles for church leaders who want to minister to people from a variety of racial and cultural backgrounds. Insights from real-life congregations provide concrete examples of how churches can welcome those who have been marginalized, giving people of all heritages a sense of ownership and partnership in the life of the church.Based on data from a landmark Lilly Endowment study of multiracial churches across America, this volume offers insights and implications for church leadership, worship styles, conflict resolution and much more. Here is an essential resource for pastors and church leaders committed to cultural, ethnic and racial reconciliation in their congregations.
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Meet the Author

George A Yancey

George Yancey (Ph.D., University of Texas) is associate profGeorge Yancey (Ph.D., University of Texas) is associate professor of sociology at the University of North Texas, specialessor of sociology at the University of North Texas, specializing in race/ethnicity and biracial families. He is the coaizing in race/ethnicity and biracial families. He is the coauthor of United by Faith (Oxford), coeditor of Just Don't Mauthor of United by Faith (Oxford), coeditor of Just Don't Marry One (Judson) and the author of Beyond Black and White (Brry One (Judson) and the author of Beyond Black and White (BC

Table Of Contents

  • Foreword By Michael O. Emerson
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Multiracial Churches: Past And Present
  • 3. Should We Have Multiracial Churches?
  • 4. Types Of Multiracial Churches
  • 5. Seven General Principles For Building Multiracial Churches
  • 6. Inclusive Worship
  • 7. Diverse Leadership
  • 8. An Overarching Goal
  • 9. Intentionality
  • 10. Personal Skills
  • 11. Location
  • 12. Adaptability
  • 13. Conclusion
  • Appendix A: How This Research Was Conducted
  • Appendix B: Useful Websites
  • Appendix C: Determining The Type Of Multiracial Church Of A Congregation
  • Notes

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  • Catalogue Code 192418
  • Product Code 0830832262
  • EAN 9780830832262
  • Pages 189
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Church Life/issues
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Aug 2003
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.249kg

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