Every Tribe, Nation and Language: Growing Multi-ethnic Churches (Press Release)

A day conference for church leaders of all Christian traditions who are seeking to integrate people from different ethnic backgrounds into the life and mission of their church.

 

Key note speakers will offer British and African perspectives about the challenge of growing multi-ethnic churches in the context of contemporary British society. Steve Hollinghurst will explore the impact on Christian mission of secularism, individualism and consumerism. Harvey Kwiyani will share insights as an African missionary and theologian who has lived in the West for many years. There will be opportunity to reflect in groups on the questions they raise. We will ask whether ethnically diverse congregations are counter-cultural?

 

After lunch Tani Omideyi will share his experience of growing a multi-ethnic church in the Anfield area of Liverpool and Gale Richards will help us respond together in a conversation with key note speakers about questions raised during group discussion.

 

This unique collaboration between Birmingham Churches Together, Queens Foundation and the Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World will attract delegates from across the Christian traditions of Pentecostal, Anglican, Free Church and Catholic Churches.

 

The Conference organisers are excited by the prospect of a diverse group of Christian leaders gathering from across the midlands (and beyond) to explore together the challenge of growing multi-ethnic fellowships and sharing the Christian Gospel across ethnic and cultural boundaries. They hope the day will bring about new relationships between churches as partners in God’s mission.

To register and book your place follow this link Queen’s Foundation

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About israelolofinjana

Rev Israel Oluwole Olofinjana is an ordained and accredited Baptist minister and has pastored Crofton Park Baptist Church (2007-2011) and Catford Community Church (2011-2013). He is currently the pastor of Woolwich Central Baptist Church, a multicultural church in south east London. He is Nigerian coming from a Pentecostal background. He holds a BA (Hons) in Religious Studies from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and MTh from Carolina University of Theology (CUT). Israel is the editor of “Turning the Tables on Mission: Stories of Christians from the Global South in the UK” and author of “Reverse in Ministry and Missions: Africans in the Dark Continent of Europe” and “20 Pentecostal Pioneers in Nigeria” He has spoken in a number of conferences regarding reverse mission and Black Majority Churches (BMCs) and has also contributed to academic journals and Christian magazines on the subject of Black Majority Churches (BMC) in Britain. He is currently co-opted as a member of the Baptist Union Council. Israel is also one of the Directors of Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World an initiative design to train and equip pastors and missionaries from the South. He is a member of the Global Connections council. When he is not preaching or writing he is playing with Lego! He is happily married to Lucy who works as an administrator and research co-ordinator for the Evangelical Alliance. She is a graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), earning a BA in Social Anthropology and International Development. Lucy loves baking and watching movies!
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