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CFTROU 0060: Moving Toward a More Multi-cultural Church

Today we’re joined by Dr. Noe Garcia, Senior Pastor of North Phoenix Baptist Church, for a candid conversation about becoming a more multi-cultural church. From growing up in Mexico to getting involved in gangs to being called into gospel ministry, his is an incredible story. Join us as Pastor Noe unpacks the challenges of being a minority senior pastor and how God has used him to create a church that reflects – and reaches – North Phoenix.

Key Points:

  • The importance of being inclusive.
  • The difference between being a staff pastor and the lead pastor.
  • What church staff can do to encourage their senior pastor.
  • The challenges of being the first minority pastor of a church.
  • Changes churches can make to better reflect – and reach – their communities.

It’s hard to be in the position where you feel like your skin color is a barrier and you can’t change it and you can’t run because God’s not releasing you.” — Dr. Noe Garcia Click To TweetI think we all have this inherited systematic racism to some degree where you put people in categories based off of their appearance. — Dr. Noe Garcia Click To TweetMinorities don’t want to play the part – we want to actually be an authentic part of what the gospel is calling us to do. — Dr. Noe Garcia Click To Tweet

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

North Phoenix Baptist Church

Sharper! Conference

Jimmy on Twitter

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