Immigrant & Multiethnic

Given 95% of net US population growth by 2060 will be from immigrants and their families, consider how and what your church can do to recognize, affirm, learn from, and engage multiethnic immigrants already in or soon coming to your community.

Session A - Wednesday, Nov 9 (10:45a)
A Multiplying "Ethnosystem" • EFCA's All People Team
Today's immigrants are multiethnic young multipliers that are at once entrepreneurial and open to God. Join members of EFCA's All People Team to consider why and how the church should move away from assimilation to adopt a "strangers-no-more" attitude, forge partnerships, and learn from this dynamic "ethnosystem" of people whereby to advance the message and kingdom of God.

Session B - Wednesday, Nov 9 (1:30p)
Discipleship Pathways • Mekdes Haddis
Understanding the need for justice and mercy in immigrant communities can help churches strategically and effectively fulfill the great commission. Join Mekdes to explore pathways of mutual discipleship that create equitable spaces for listening to, learning from, and integrating immigrant voices for the sake of the Gospel and future of the multiethnic church.

Session C - Thursday, Nov 10 (10:45a)
Equipping Immigrant Church PlantersSam Chacko
As God brings increasing numbers of immigrants into the community, how might we come alongside, engage, and equip leaders from among them for local church ministry? In this session, Sam will share practical ways you and your church can empower today’s immigrants for church planting, growth, and development with the future in mind.

Session D - Thursday, Nov 10 (1:30p)
Mobilizing 2nd Gen Immigrants • Daniel Yang
Which models of multiethnic churches are helping second-generation immigrants—particularly Gen Z—have a better perception of the church, and deal with ethnocentrism and racism? In this workshop, Daniel will share insights for creating spaces of meaningful belonging to inspire and mobilize the most ethnically diverse generation in American history.