Webinar: Multiethnic Church Leadership

March 5th, 11am CT (12 pm EST/9am PST)

Co-Sponsored by Northern Seminar and Missio Alliance

Join Derwin Gray and Mark DeYmaz as they talk about the theological vision for multiethnic church and their experiences building and sustaining multiethnic congregations.

Derwin and Mark both pastor multiethnic churches and are prominent leaders shaping the future of the church. They will be sharing from years of experience in leading local congregations and teaching other pastors. Join our webinar to hear stories of creative ministry in multiethnic contexts and to learn vital principles and practices for how to think biblically and theologically about multiethnic ministry.

Northern Seminary starts a new program in Multiethnic Church Leadership soon: click here for details.


In this webinar we will:

Gain theological frames regarding God’s heart for a diversity of cultures and expressions.

Learn practices for leading congregations in a broader awareness of multi-cultural ministry

Receive practical training for how to lead in your local context.

Hear stories from pastor with decades of experience in the church.



Dr. William D. Shiell
President & Professor of Pastoral Theology and Preaching
Northern Seminary

Dr. William D. Shiell is the eleventh President of Northern Seminary, where he also serves as Professor of Pastoral Theology and Preaching. A native of Pensacola, Florida, Dr. Shiell holds degrees from Samford University (B.A.) and Baylor University (M. Div., Ph.D.).



Derwin Gray   
Lead Pastor of Transformation Church (Indian Land, SC)

Dr. Derwin L. Gray is the founding and lead Pastor of Transformation Church (TC), a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped community in Indian Land, South Carolina, located just south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Derwin is husband to Vicki and papa to Presley and Jeremiah. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University, Southern Evangelical Seminary (M.Div. with a concentration in Apologetics), Northern Seminary (Doctor of Ministry in New Testament in Context) and he has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He is the author of Hero: Unleashing God’s Power in a Man’s Heart (2010), Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future (2013), Crazy Grace for Crazy Times Bible Study (2015), and The High-Definition Leader: Building Multiethnic Churches in a Multiethnic World (2015).


Mark DeYmaz 
Directional Leader Mosaic Church (AK)

A thought-leading author, pastor, and recognized champion of the Multiethnic Church Movement. Mark planted the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas in 2001 where he continues to serve as Directional Leader. In 2004, he co-founded the Mosaix Global Network serves as its president. Mark has written six books including his latest, Disruption: Repurposing the Church to Redeem the Community (Thomas Nelson, March 2017)

Mark is an Adjunct Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and teaches D.Min. courses at seminaries across the country including TEDS, Western, and Phoenix, where he earned his own D.Min. in 2006.

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