Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church: Mandate, Commitments and Practices of a Diverse Congregation

by Mark DeYmaz. Jossey-Bass, 2007.


Written in three parts, this book encourages churches to seek diversity, and gives best practices for a multi-ethnic church before summarizing everything in a section that shows how to implement diversity.


seeking diversity, "Seven Core Commitments of a Multi-Ethnic Church", applying the process to three kinds of congregations

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Fullfill the biblical mandate to seek diversity in your church by following the "Seven Core Commitments of a Multi-Ethnic Church."
  • Read the third section of this book about the three kinds of congregations to see where your church falls and how to best approach diversity in your congregation.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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