Crossing the Ethnic Divide: The Multiethnic Church on a Mission

by Kathleen Garces-Foley. Oxford University Press, 2007.


This resource will be useful for congregational leaders interested in ministry within a multi-cultural context. Using an ethnographic study of a single multi-cultural congregation, this book offers a case study on how to move a homogenous congregation towards a more diverse direction.


story of a multi-cultural congregation in Los Angeles, analysis of how evangelical churches are responding to an increasingly diverse society

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Identify and respond to potential challenges your congregation may face as you seek to become more multi-cultural.
  • Compare and contrast your congregation's efforts to becoming more multi-cultural to the experience of Evergreen Baptist Church, discussing what worked and what didn't.

About the Contributor

Wendy McCormick

Wendy McCormick is the Center for Congregations’ southwest Indiana director. She has an interest in congregational fundraising and stewardship, including planned giving.

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