Book Review: “Being the Church in a Multi-Ethnic Community” by Alan McMahan (Wesleyan Publishing House)

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April 29, 2020
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   Other than corps that target a particular ethnic group, it would be difficult to find any in the Southern Territory that were not racially and ethnically mixed. Many are not only ethnically diverse but represent people from multiple nationalities. If so, what can a book like this teach us? 

   Most corps integrated slowly so there was little thought to how styles of worship or what could be done to encourage the more diverse population. A book like this helps to not only understand the personal dynamics of a diverse congregation but ways to engage all racial and ethnic groups to provide a more enriched fellowship and worship for all concerned. It is about being intentional instead of being accidental. This book helps officers and soldiers think it through.

     The book is available through Crestbooks.com (type title in the search bar), through Wesleyan Publishing House or through other online retailers.

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