Multiethnic Small Groups

Multiethnic Small Groups

Diversity helps us grow in Christlikeness.

Multiethnic ministry isn't easy, as Aaron Cho, assistant pastor of community life and formation at Quest Church in Seattle says, but it's worth it. I'm excited that you're interested in this resource, and I know you'll benefit from the knowledge and experiences of the experts we've pulled together. Whether you already have multiethnic groups and you're looking for help, or you're just beginning to consider multiethnic groups, this resource will give you the tools to lead healthy groups.

For a sample from this training tool, read "Multiethnic Small Groups Matter."

Leader's Guide


Multiethnic Small Groups Matter
Are we really "all one in Christ"?
By Amy Jackson

Showing Hospitality to the "Stranger"
Why it's so important to hear stories from people who are different from us
By Ruth Haley Barton

Wisdom from Multiethnic Churches

Lead a Healthy Multiethnic Small Group
Wisdom from Mark DeYmaz, pastor of Mosaic Church
Interview by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

Multiethnic Small Groups and Racial Reconciliation
How one church's quest for reconciliation is reflected in their groups
Interview by Amy Jackson

Practical Tips

How Psychology Shapes Our Prejudice
Christena Cleveland, a social psychologist, is helping churches transcend deep-seated divisions.
By C. Christopher Smith

Build Multicultural Understanding
3 tips for multiethnic small groups
By William Fraher Abernathy

Practical Wisdom for Multiethnic Ministry
What one church is learning about developing unity in a diverse church
By Kevin M. Gushiken

Discipling People from Collective Cultures
Most churches aren't as individualistic as those in the West.
By Charles Davis

Living a Color-Conscious Life
Discover an alternative to colorblindness that builds relationships between racially diverse people.
By Austin Channing Brown

Action Steps for Healthy Multiethnic Small Groups
A list of things you can work on right away
By Amy Jackson


Total number of pages—27

You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this resource within your local church.

  • Word Document
  • SMG-BSG123-D