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Jonathan Griffiths is an ordained Foursquare minister and FMI missionary to Great Britain.

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Pastors who want to diversify their churches

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  • Format: free online video
  • Length: 07:53 minutes

Randy Remington, senior pastor of Beaverton Foursquare Church in Beaverton, Ore., has seen heaven at the grocery store. 

Living in an ethnically diverse city, where many tribes and tongues can be encountered at the local WinCo, Randy candidly shares how he dealt with the realization that the church he serves was not reflecting the ethnic spectrum of the city they are a part of—they were “Wonder Bread” instead of “multigrain.”

Recognizing a divergence between the local church community makeup and the city makeup is a first step toward making a change as a church. But how can we as leaders be missional in our own spaces and reach the nations on our doorsteps?

The strategy taken at Beaverton Foursquare Church took two main avenues. First, they looked for ways to build bridges that connected to people groups that were not yet represented among the church body. But the second essential step was to deliberately break down barriers so that people could engage with and serve in the local church.

Driven by the vision of the church in Rev. 7, Randy and his team have seen major advances in their local congregation. Hear from him about the ways they reached the people of their city and became a fuller reflection of the people groups they serve in this QuickTalk recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2014 in Dallas.

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