Clarkston, Georgia has been called the "most diverse square mile" in America. Pastor Trent DeLoach of Clarkston International Bible Church, talks about how a church that was struggling as the community experienced dramatic demographic change in the 1990s, transitioned to embrace the change and reach the nations moving in next door and across the street. With over 50 languages spoken and 90+ nations represented, Clarkston IS the world.
We talk about things like, how do we develop multiethnic churches, how do ethnic congregations partner together, how to share space, how to grow through diversity across languages, how to map your community to identify immigrant groups, and how to pray for and reach the home countries of the people in your community?
Clarkston International Bible Church has become a ministry hub of the North American Mission Board (SBC) to help churches across the country learn how to minister to and engage refugee communities. You can follow the church online at http://cibcfamily.com
This podcast interview with Pastor Bryant Wright of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia, explores refugee ministry from a gospel and local church perspective.