God’s spirit is awakening us to the beautiful mess of being a diverse church together. Everybody seems to be talking about being a multi-ethnic church. But what does that mean? Are we using consumeristic tactics to build multi-ethnic churches? Is this leading to a new colonialism rather than shared-life in community? We need to move beyond cool church practices and dive deep into neighborhood-rooted ways of being a multi-ethnic missional church.
In this free webinar you will learn:
- How to discern current multi-ethnic church practices
- How to move beyond Colonialism to Community
- How the neighborhood should shape multi-ethnic ministry
- How Missional and Multi-ethnic converge
This webinar is brought to you by V3. Learn more about the V3 Movement here.
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Brandon Wrencher is a speaker, writer, group facilitator, and trainer working within faith, education, and non-profit sectors at the intersections of decolonized faith, contemplative activism and local presence to build beloved communities. He is the architect of The Good Neighbor Movement, a faith community in downtown Greensboro, NC. Brandon is currently pursuing the MA in Theology from Duke Divinity School. He is active with the V3 Church Planting Movement, Christian Community Development Association, Rural Advancement Foundation International, and Faith-Rooted Organizing. He writes for Sojourners, The Other Journal, Missio Alliance and other publications. Brandon is married to Erica, an altogether cooler and more spiritual person than Brandon! They have two sons Phillip (5) and Morris (2).
Erica Wrencher is a public educator, speaker, vocalist, and activist working with schools, churches, and neighborhoods to build beloved communities. Erica is a high school history teacher in Guilford County Schools in North Carolina. Erica is passionate about mobilizing students to make connections between the past and the present to realize their responsibility in bending the shape of history toward justice and peace. Erica holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Teaching from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She enjoys leading worship and eating good food and drinking good wine with her community and family. Erica is married to her best friend Brandon and they are the parents of two sons, Phillip and Morris.
Dan White Jr co-planted Axiom Church in Syracuse, NY with the compelling commitments of tight-knit community, locally-rooted presence, and life-forming discipleship. Dan is also a strategist with the V3 Movement, coaching cohorts from around the country through a 18-month missional system. Dan has written two books: Subterranean (Cascade) and co-authored the award-winning The Church as Movement (IVP). He co-founded the Praxis Gathering in Philadelphia, a yearly conference for pastors and practitioners to explore mission, discipleship, and re-imagined leadership. Dan has a Masters in Church Planting from Capitol Seminary. Dan is married to Tonya, dad to Daniel and Ari, and can be found enjoying conversations and a dark roast at Salt City Coffee.
Lori M. Ruffin is an upbeat strategic thinker. Fueled by a passion to help individuals and organizations fulfill their God-given purpose, she is the Operations Manager for the V3 Movement and the Founder of The COO Team, a virtual operations agency for nonprofits and small businesses. She enjoys helping others cultivate their relationship with God, songwriting and singing. She lives in Richmond, Va., with her husband and daughter.