Wednesday, Nov 6 (10:45a)

Main Stage Conversation 1 – The Coming Revolution in Church Economics

Facilitated by Mark DeYmaz with Jay Moon, Greg Wigfield, Svetlana Papazov, John Wallace, & Martin Robinson

Theology of the Multiethnic Church

In this track, we’ll consider the biblical mandate of the multiethnic church to help you better understand and articulate it to others.
Bryan Loritts • Scot McKnight • Jonathan Seda • Ray Chang


Multiethnic Church Planting

In this track, we’ll consider best practices and why a multiethnic church cannot be established or measured by conventional wisdom.
Albert Tate • Saehee Duran • Brian Warth • Trey Grant


Homogeneous Church Transition

In this track, we’ll consider best practices and how to lead your existing congregation to become a healthy multiethnic church.
Rufus Smith • Rob King & Eric Ferris • Corey J. Hodges • Mark Hearn


Sociological Insights

In this track, we’ll consider the latest research, demographic shifts, and coming trends to help you reach an increasingly diverse society.
Korie Edwards • Michael Emerson • Oneya Okuwobi • Daniel Rodriguez


Jesus & Justice

In this track, we’ll consider current compartmentalization in the American Church, and why justice is not peripheral but intrinsic to the gospel.
Dr. John M. Perkins • Ken Wystma • Joy Kirkland • Gabriel Salguero


Empowering Diverse Leaders

In this track, we’ll consider why and how to take intentional steps as well as the necessity, joy, and challenges of building a diverse staff team.
Ken Wystma, Insil Kang, Renjy Abraham & Paul Choi • Matt McGue & Donavan Thigpen • Joel Solomon & Kevin Turpin • Kyle Ray


Missional & Multiethnic

In this track, we’ll consider current compartmentalization in the American Church, and why these two approaches are more rightly understood and pursued as one.
Ed Stetzer • Jason Janz & Juan Pena • Rodrigo Cruz • Bernard Emerson & Kyle Brooks


Disruption

In this track, we’ll explore AI, the coming revolution in church economics, and more, in order to repurpose the church now for the future of things to come.
Paul Sohn • Sergio & Georgina De La Mora • Christopher Benek • Kevin Haah


Cross-cultural Competence

In this track, we’ll consider how to become more adept in relationships by understanding nuance, historical divides, and opportunities for reconciliation.
Susie Gamez • Ben Yazzie Nesan Kistan • Harry Li

Overcoming Fears & Tensions

In this track, we’ll consider subtle and not so subtle barriers that keep our churches from honest and healthy interaction with diverse others.
Miles McPherson • Joanne Solis-Walker • Derwin Gray • Ellis Prince

Contentious Issues

In this track, we’ll consider some of the more difficult topics your church is likely to encounter, discuss, and process in an increasingly diverse society.
David Anderson • Michelle Higgins • Rich Nathan • Insil Kang


Promising Practices

In this track, we’ll consider some of the latest trends, innovative approaches, and effective solutions to help you build a healthy multiethnic church.
Noemi Chavez • Chip Sweeney, Brian White, Josh Clemons & Hazen Stevens • Ben Cloud & Marcellus Dukes • Stephen Beck


Multiplication Toolbox

In this track, we’ll consider some of the best tools, resources, and opportunities (post-conference) for pastors serious about effecting change in their churches.
Tommy “Urban D.” Kyllonen & Christopher Harris • Yucan Chiu • Chip Freed & Santes Beatty • Rich Bonham, Stephen Beck, Joy Kirkland, Hans & Carolien Euser


Common Challenges

In this track, we’ll consider some of the latest trends, innovative approaches, and effective solutions for overcoming the obstacles in building a healthy multiethnic church.
Grace Ji-Sun Kim  Daniel Yang • Phillip Pointer • Mont Mitchell


The Urban Context

In this track, we’ll consider best practices related to multiethnic church planting, growth, and development in challenging environments, and how to fund them.
Efrem Smith & Alex MandesGeorgia Mjartan • Ron & Twany Dotzler • Alex Mandes, John Gearhart & Charles Wilson


Leading Worship

In this track, we’ll consider best practices related to worship arts involving people with varying past experiences, personalities, and preferences.
Julie Tai • Joshua Chavez • Eric Lige • Jude Del Hierro


Leading Children & Students

In this track, we’ll consider best practices for engaging, inspiring, and challenging children and students in and through a multiethnic church.
Georgia Morris & Linda Lovett • Dorena Williamson • Jared Sorber • TBD