Hosts Tony Merida and Vance Pitman spend time with author and pastor Jamaal Williams to discuss Scripture’s example of the multi-cultural church through the lens of Jamaal’s book, In Church as It is in Heaven. Discover the steps your church can take through prayer, hospitality, and curiosity, that your local expression of the body of Christ would begin to look more like the one in heaven.
In This Episode, You’ll Discover:
- How to disciple your congregation through education and representation
- The importance of separating cultural Christianity from true faith in Christ
- Why your church needs an intentional plan for unity
- How the spiritual disciplines unite us corporately
- What God has gifted us to celebrate as a unified body!
- Jamaal’s Book: In Church as It Is in Heaven
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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):
The multi-ethnic church is not a new thing; it’s a New Testament thing. — Vance Pitman
A multi-ethnic kingdom culture is simply a church that welcomes people from every nation, tribe, and tongue, and that seeks to disciple them in the likeness of Christ without them feeling the need to check their ethnicity at the door. — Jamaal Williams
Throughout the Bible, we see God gathering together people from every nation and tribe, and if this is a theme throughout the biblical narrative, then we should be striving for that here and now, not waiting for that in heaven. — Jamaal Williams
It was an undeniable mark of the first-century church that the gospel reconciled people who should not have been reconciled. What’s tragic about where we live today, after what we have walked through in America these last few years, is that the world should be able to look at us and see something different. — Vance Pitman
We ultimately see hospitality in how Jesus welcomed people—no matter who they were, no matter how broken they were, no matter their background. He sat with them, ate with them, made space for them. And as Christians, the way forward is to model hospitality. — Jamaal Williams
Be intentional about this Idea of pursuing multi-unity. We’re not talking uniformity but unity, which means diversity within the unity. It’s a celebration of who God made us to be. — Jamaal Williams
Published October 24, 2023