Growing in Diversity

The Bible shows us the Lord’s hot pursuit of all peoples and cultures, and this is expressed most completely in the gospel and is fulfilled completely in the kingdom of God. Yet, God’s multi-ethnic vision is not commonly found in North American churches. We are compelled to ask: Is this a theological problem? Apart from language and geographic barriers, is the presence of God seen and found in multi-ethnic gospel communities? Or is his presence muted & blocked by comfortable mono-cultural churches? This intensive will explore the theological and practical urgency for multi-ethnic church planting and reforming mono-cultural churches into a Christ-glorifying diversity.


Session 1: Three Major Hindrances to a Multi Ethnic Vision
Session 2: Two Reasons Churches Need a Multi Ethnic Vision
Session 3: Understanding, Preaching, Teaching, and Living the Whole Gospel as the Foundation to a Multi-Ethnic Vision

Sojourn Midtown
1207 S. Shelby St.
Louisville KY



Dr. Jarvis J. Williams (PhD)

Dr. Jarvis J. Williams (PhD) is an associate professor of New Testament Interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He is the author of numerous books and articles, Christ Died For Our Sins (Pickwick, 2015). He regularly preaches and lectures throughout the country.