Mark DeYmaz on Loving Your Neighborhood

2014-05-31 11.34.07This past weekend at Eastbrook Church, guest speaker Mark DeYmaz kicked off our series “Love Your Neighborhood” with a powerful and challenging message. Mark is the Pastor at Mosaic Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the founder of the Mosaix Global Network, a network of churches, organizations, and leaders seeking to strengthen multi-ethnic churches and ministry.

At a more personal level, Mark has been of help to me as the pastor of a multi-ethnic congregation both through his numerous writings (see Building a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church and Leading a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church) and personal conversations. Mark is working alongside of Elie Hasbani, who is the lead pastor for our new church plant coming in September 2014, Ethnos Church.

In his message, Mark speaks about what a neighborhood is, who truly is our neighbor, and what it means to love “the other.” You can view the message in its entirety below.

Love Your Neighborhood from EastbrookChurch on Vimeo.

Love Your Neighborhood

Love Your Neighborhood bigBeginning this weekend, May 31 & June 1, we start a new series at Eastbrook entitled “Love Your Neighborhood.”

Jesus said we should love our neighbor as ourselves. What does it mean to take that to the streets literally by loving those around us where we live, work, and play? What does it mean for us as a church to love our neighborhood and join God in His work in the midst of our city?

May 31/June 1 – “Love Your Neighborhood” with special guest Pastor Mark DeYmaz of Mosaic Church

June 7/8 – “Living at the Intersection”

June 14/15 – “Real Neighborhood Transformation”

June 22 – Big Block Bash and baptism celebration

June 28/29 – “Wherever You Are God Has a Plan”

Multi-Ethnic Church Pre-Conference Session

I blogged through the pre-conference sessions on the multi-ethnic church for Exponential 2013 that I attended over the past few days. You can access all the sessions here:
Session 1: Mark DeYmaz on theology of multi-ethnic ministry
Session 2: Pastor Wilfredo ‘Choco’ de Jesus on his church in Chicago
Session 3: Rich Wilkerson, Sr., on his church in Miami
Session 4: Byron Davis on the generations and multi-ethnic ministry
Session 5: Mark DeYmaz on best practices of multi-ethnic ministry