Multi-Ethnic: Disruptive Innovation
An Equipping Lab for Church Leaders
Many pastors have said, “We’re going to take this city for Christ!” But the question remains: Have you ever seen it happen? Why is it that such rhetoric and otherwise well-meaning intention fails consistently to produce measurable results? And what will happen when the government takes away tax-exempt status for local churches: can your church survive such economic disruption; will you lose your job; what must we do now to not only survive but thrive in the future?
In this Exponential pre-conference on Disruptive Innovation (sponsored by Mosaix and Stadia), Mark DeYmaz, Tommy Kyllonen, Oneya Okuwobi, Ron Dotzler, and more, will share experiential knowledge and proven practices to help you plant, grow, or otherwise develop local churches that reflect their communities, advance social justice, and leverage church assets to generate for profit sustainable income, in order to get beyond rhetoric to results in advancing a credible witness of the Gospel in an increasingly diverse and painfully polarized society.
February 26-27, 2018
Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am – 11:30am
3000 S John Young Pkwy
Mark DeYmaz, Tommy Kyllonen, Oneya Okuwobi, and Ron Dotzler
For Church Leaders
How to reflect your community in your church
Advancing social justice
Generating sustainable income
Advancing a credible Gospel witness
A great way to invest in your church. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to be inspired, equipped, and empowered to plant, grow, or develop multi-ethnic churches!
Our Need for Multi-Ethnic Thinking
“To advance a credible message of God’s love for all people in an increasingly diverse society, we must move ourselves entirely as well as the churches we lead. We must adjust to a new reality.“
Mark DeYmaz, Founder of Mosaix Global Network
A recognized leader in the Multi-ethnic Church Movement, Mark planted the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas in 2001 where he continues to serve as Directional Leader. In 2004, he co-founded the Mosaix Global Network with Dr. George Yancey and today serves as its president, and convenor of the triennial National Multi-Ethnic Church Conference. In 2008, he launched Vine and Village and remains active on the board of this 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on spiritual, social, and financial engagement and transformation in Little Rock's University District, the 72204 ZIP code.
Tommy "Urban D." Kyllonen has been in full time urban ministry for over 20 years at Crossover Church in Tampa, Florida. He has been the lead pastor for over 14 years. Under his leadership the church has grown from 40 to over 1,000. This multi-ethnic, multi-generational, economically diverse church has become a model. As they grew, they relocated into a 43,000-square foot retail building that was a former Toys R' Us in the heart of Tampa's inner-city. Outreach Magazine recognized Crossover as one of America's Most Innovative Churches. Crossover has also been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, CBS News, BET News, and several regional media outlets.
Oneya Fennell Okuwobi is a Ph.D. student studying race and religion at Ohio State University. She has 14 years of experience in corporate finance including roles in strategic business planning, category expansion, and organizational leadership. In ministry, Oneya serves as the Director of Cultural Inclusion at Peoples Church (Cincinnati, OH). Oneya is co-author of The Multi-Ethnic Christian Life Primer. It is the first personal devotional and small group study on multi-ethnic life and church designed for people in the pews. Oneya also directs city cohorts for the Mosaix Global Network. Oneya is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A. - Economics, Government) and Regent University.
For 8 years out of college, Ron worked as a successful Chemical Engineer in the computer industry. In 1988 he, his wife Twany, and their family moved into the inner city community of north Omaha and founded ABIDE, a 501(c)3 non-profit inner city mission. Ron is Pastor, Author, Entrepreneur, Founder and Chairman of ABIDE and the Founding Pastor of Bridge Church. God has used Ron and Twany to reach, raise and release over 150 emerging leaders, facilitate in the start-up of 28 non-profit ministries as well as several new church plants.