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Mirroring Your Community: The Gospel According to the Technicolor Church

Mirroring Your Community: The Gospel According to the Technicolor Church

October 15, 2019

Staff from First Baptist Church, Duluth share experiences of leading a church from “traditional” monoethnic programs to a ministry that reaches “every nation, tribe, language and people.” They shared what worked, what did not, and what is still in the process to “love, reach and disciple all people for Jesus.” Speakers: Keith Murdock, Todd Jones, Abioye Tela

The Nations in Your Neighborhood: Interpreting your Community Demographics through a Gospel lens

The Nations in Your Neighborhood: Interpreting your Community Demographics through a Gospel lens

October 10, 2019

This episode will help you discover, understand and engage the diverse people groups in your community. We will explore research tools to examine the demographics in your area, discuss points of connection for engagement with internationals, and provide an overview of gospel-centered resources and processes for disciple-making. There will also be suggestions for next steps to move forward. Speakers: Russ Reaves, John Davenport

Reaching Multicultural Children

Reaching Multicultural Children

October 8, 2019

In this episode, we will discuss how to adapt to the challenges of multicultural children and their families while developing an inclusive, spiritual environment for children to grow in their faith. Speakers: Jan Langston, SoYoung Lee

Reaching Hindus for Christ

Reaching Hindus for Christ

October 3, 2019

This episode includes a brief overview of Hindu belief, rituals and tradition. We must create a sense of urgency among believers to reach Hindus for Jesus and to give practical training for sharing Christ with Hindu neighbors and friends who live in America. Speaker: Charlotte Kumar

Minorities Reaching Minorities

Minorities Reaching Minorities

October 1, 2019

Yesterday’s mission field becomes today’s missions force! This episode highlights how one ethnic minority church reaches other ethnic minority groups. First Korean Baptist Church has been faithfully serving and reaching refugees at Cedar Point Community. You will hear practical examples of how they reach other ethnic minorities for the Kingdom. Speaker: YongCheol Jung

Loving the Foreigner through Immigration Issues

Loving the Foreigner through Immigration Issues

September 26, 2019

This episode focuses on what the Baptist State Convention is doing on the immigration front to assist our churches in loving their neighbors in their various cultural contexts. Speakers: Amaury Santos, Larry Phillips, John Faison

Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

September 24, 2019

First Baptist Church, Duluth, a long-time traditional Baptist church, now experiences heaven on Earth by pursuing oneness in worship with its multi-ethnic congregation of 47 nationalities. Live interpretations in Korean, Spanish and Mandarin help ease the differences and difficulties in worshipping with one mind and one voice (Romans 15:6). Dynamic ESL, on the other hand, assists American society and the church in adapting to a multi-ethnic community. Speaker: Seung-hee (Cindy) Rhe

Gospel Conversations

Gospel Conversations

September 19, 2019

Have you ever wanted to have a gospel conversation with someone but had no idea where to begin? “How to Begin Gospel Conversations” leans on best practices for how to have these conversations across various contexts. This episode surveys tools, tips and resources for turning conversations toward the gospel, by drawing from Scripture and stories to help produce solutions. Speaker: Andrew Ivester

Five Congregations, One Location

Five Congregations, One Location

September 17, 2019

In today’s ministry landscape, partnership is the name of the game. Whether renting space to a new church plant or purposefully partnering with an ethnic or language church, congregations of any size and shape can more effectively advance the cause of Christ by opening their facilities to multiple congregations. This episode will explore the positives (and negatives) of these partnerships while making the case for how we can begin to view our facilities as an extension of our God-given mission. Speaker: Tyler Ward

Engaging Your East Asian Neighbor

Engaging Your East Asian Neighbor

September 12, 2019

Asians are the largest and most unreached people group on the planet. By God’s grace, God has brought them to North Carolina. In this episode, you will get to know the culture of Asians (especially East Asians) and how to engage them with the gospel of Christ. Speaker: Sammy Joo

Engaging the Cultures you Want to Reach

Engaging the Cultures you Want to Reach

September 10, 2019

Learn how to connect, create and collaborate with other cultures on a deeper level in order to love and lead them to the Lord. Gain practical skills and biblical approaches to developing deeper relationships. Speaker: Ken Tan

Developing International Church Planting Partnerships

Developing International Church Planting Partnerships

September 5, 2019

First Baptist Church Duluth has developed strategic church planting partnerships with the nations that represent the largest unreached people groups in their local community. In this episode, they share how they partner with evangelical organizations in China, Mexico, Nigeria and India. Speakers: Joe Page, Daniel Kumar

Cultivating Multi-Ethnic Worshipping Communities

Cultivating Multi-Ethnic Worshipping Communities

September 3, 2019

Multi-ethnic worship is about much more than Sunday morning services and songs in different languages. This episode discusses the characteristics of healthy, diverse worshipping communities that are united around Jesus Christ. Speakers: Mark Barneycastle, Jaewoo Kim, Joy Kim

Creating a Renewed Vision for Smaller Churches

Creating a Renewed Vision for Smaller Churches

August 27, 2019

It is easy for churches, especially smaller churches, to remain stagnant as the community changes around them. This episode talks about strategies for smaller churches to create a renewed vision for community engagement. Using these strategies will help you see that being small can be an advantage to engaging the community. Speaker: Danny Estave

Addressing the Poverty of your Community

Addressing the Poverty of your Community

August 22, 2019

Sometimes we are so familiar with something that we don’t even see it anymore. At other times, a need seems so great that we become paralyzed by the feeling of insufficiency. As followers of Jesus, we should never let people fall through the cracks, especially when it comes to people struggling with poverty. This episode offers a fresh look at poverty in North Carolina and how the gospel compels us to care for the often overlooked and frequently forgotten. Speaker: Dan Collison

Cross-Cultural Competence and Interactions

Cross-Cultural Competence and Interactions

August 20, 2019

This episode focuses on how to formulate cross-cultural discussion groups in your church. These groups will provide the impetus for shared ministry and interaction that lowers the fear of awkward interactions. Speaker: Mark Hearn

Cross-Cultural: How to do Mutual Disciple-making

Cross-Cultural: How to do Mutual Disciple-making

August 19, 2019

A growing number of churches have been captured by the vision of every tribe, tongue and nation being represented in their churches. In an effort to promote this kingdom in our churches, the rudimentary elements of what it means to do church and ministry must be reconsidered in light of John’s vision in Revelation 7:9-10. Discipleship is one of those fundamental Christian tasks that we need to reimagine to consider the cultural dynamics that come into play. Speaker: Walter Strickland II