Church of Many Colors

by Lisa Wangsness. Boston Globe, May 13, 2010 .

This article details the story of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and describes how it adapted to an increasingly diverse neighborhood.


a case study of resilient congregational change

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clergy and lay leaders



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  • Learn how a congregation shifted its cultural identity to embrace a diverse community through multicultural models of worship and outreach.

About the Contributor

Melissa Spas

Melissa Spas is the managing director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, where she develops and leads educational programs and partnerships with religious organizations and the people who lead them. She has also worked for leadership education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions. 

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