Phyllis Wezeman

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Growing Healthy Asian American Churches
Written by Asian American authors and pastors, this resource provides various biblical perspectives for honoring culture while responding to younger generations and the unchurched, offering eight biblically informed values to follow.
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The Future Church: How Ten Trends Are Revolutionizing the Catholic Church
This resource looks at current trends in the Catholic church, suggests directions for its future, and offers possibilities for its transformation.
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Drumming in Worship: Experiencing God's Heartbeat
This article cites examples of churches that use drumming to build community.
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In Search of Wisdom: Faith Formation in the Black Church
Composed of eight essays, this resource uses biblical texts, African traditions, and narratives from exemplary lives to examine wisdom as the core concept of faith formation in the Black Church.
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Hispanic Ministries Bilingual VBS Curriculum Archive
This resource contains bilingual archives of Vacation Bible School curricula developed for Presbyteries in Indiana and Mexico.
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The Future of the African American Church: An Invitation to Dialogue
Two distinct perspectives, one from a seminary professor and one from a youth pastor, offer dialogue on timeless and timely topics facing today's African American churches as well as congregations from any faith tradition.
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A Future for the Latino Church: Models for Multilingual Multigenerational Hispanic Congregations
This book highlights case studies of dynamic Latino congregations, identifying three factors that impact this growing U.S. demographic.
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But I Don't See You as Asian: Curating Conversations about Race
Written by a third generation Chinese-Filipino and experienced leader of multi-cultural congregations, this resource uses statements people commonly make about race to serve as entry points for conversations on this important subject.
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"The Ethnic Church" in Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
This article identifies three distinct ethnic characteristics of congregations frequented by Latinos.
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Patheos - Hosting the Conversation on Faith
Since 2008, Patheos.com has hosted faith-based blogs from numerous global contributors and promoted worldwide discussion on countless topics related to religion and spirituality. Using the site’s search engine produces between 70,000 to 80,000 results for subjects such as: Asian church, Black church, ethnic church, Hispanic church, multicultural church, and racial church.
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Honoring the Generations: Learning with Asian North American Congregations
This resource explores opportunities for ministry in the Asian North American Christian community, offering practical resources and theological thought for church ministry with any ethnic group.
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Singing the Lord's Song in a New Land: Korean American Practices of Faith
This resource reviews a history of the Korean American Church and discusses eight key faith practices.
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Standing in the Shadow of Love: The Role of the Black Church in Youth Suicide Prevention
This web resource, provided by Psychology Professor and Pastor Dr. Sherry Davis Molock, identifies risk factors for suicide: stigma, isolation, “copy-cat” clusters, barriers to treatment, and access to lethal methods within the African American community, and suggests solutions for black churches.
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Being the Church in a Multi-Ethnic Community: Why it Matters and How It Works
This book advocates for the use of the term multi-ethnic, exploring a variety of multi-ethnic models.
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Out of Silence: Emerging Themes in Asian American Churches
Based on interviews, research, and surveys, this resource considers three types of Asian American churches, presenting the multicultural congregation as the ideal model for community building.
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Blogs about Hispanic/Latino Churches
Leadership Network's website is committed to helping ministry professionals learn from each other and is dedicated to moving churches from ideas to implementation to impact.
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Protestant Latino Worship Practices Resource Guide
This web page has nine interviews with Protestant North American Latino worship leaders, pastors, and musicians.
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"Is the Black Church Dead?" A Roundtable on the Future of Black Churches
This 2-hour panelist discussion examines the evolution of the Black Church, its positive and negative manifestations, and critical issues in contemporary society.
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Korean American Churches: From Generation to Generation
This article examines generational differences in the Korean American Church to provide insight into multi-cultural congregations in multi-ethnic communities.
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Striving Toward Multi-Ethnic Church
This interview with Shirley Hoogstra of Calvin College and Rev. Dr. Geraldo Marti explains that there is no formula for growing an intercultural church but there are some essentials.
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¬°Alabadle! Hispanic Christian Worship
Composed of several essays, this resource looks at Christian worship in Hispanic congregations of different faith traditions.
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Reflect, Reclaim, Rejoice: Preserving the Gift of Black Sacred Music
As part of the Africana Hymnal Project of the United Methodist Church, this video invites viewers to reflect on Black sacred music from the past, reclaim its connections to the present, and rejoice in its heritage for the future.
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Black Church Studies: An Introduction
This resource considers core aspects of the Black Church, providing insight into its history, worldview, theological practices, and more.
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Ethnic Specific and Multicultural Ministries
This website provided by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), offers consultations, programs, and resources, which helps the ministry team assist the denominations, synods, congregations, agencies, and institutions in becoming more culturally diverse and anti-racist as they strive for full partnership and participation of people of African Descent (African American, African National, Afro Caribbean, Black), Asian and Pacific Islanders, and Latinos in the life of the ELCA.
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Asiamerica Ministries
The mission of the Episcopal denomination’ s Asiamerica Ministries is to strengthen existing ethnic congregations and to start new ones.
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Intercultural Ministries
This web resource by the Church of the Brethren provides information to develop a multicultural congregation.
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Pentecost Journey DVD - A Planning Guide for Non-Hispanic/Latino Congregations
This comprehensive program helps churches intentionally reach out to Hispanic and Latino communities.
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