Ambassador Network forms Strategic Partnership with the Mosaix Global Network, Wheaton College, and the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center.
The Wheaton College Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College, and the Ambassador Network have partnered to establish the Mosaix Institute at Wheaton College. The Institute will be a relational network of pastors and planters, denominational and network leaders, educators, authors, and researchers who exist to establish healthy multiethnic and economically diverse, culturally intelligent, socially just, and financially sustainable churches that express a credible witness of God’s love for all people in an increasingly diverse, painfully polarized, and cynical society.
“Scripture goes to great lengths to point out the diversity of those who follow Christ,” says Ed Stetzer, executive director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. “Thus, it seems only right and perhaps pleasing to God that our churches might be signs of the kingdom of God today in increasing multiculturalism. A multicultural church is not simply about skin tone, but about the intentional engagement of cultures. It means that we seek to celebrate, encourage, accommodate, and even engage those cultures. This new institute will equip all churches for this important work in showing and sharing Christ.”
The partnership will…
WHY THE NEED?
Currently, just 23% of Evangelical churches and only 11% of Mainline churches have at least 20% diversity in their attending membership… this in spite of the fact that Jesus taught us to pray, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Stated another way, an increasingly diverse, painfully polarized, and cynical society is finding less credible the message of God’s love for all people as proclaimed from segregated pulpits and pews.
The kingdom of heaven is not segregated.
For the sake of the Gospel, the church on earth must reflect this reality.
WHAT’S THE PLAN?
Under Dr. Chang’s leadership, the Mosaix Institute at the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center will help to pastor ministry leaders, local churches, church planting networks, and denominations, to build healthy multiethnic, biblically just, culturally intelligent, and financially sustainable works, to glorify God and advance a credible witness of the gospel by:
WHAT’S THE TIMELINE?
HOW WILL THE INSTITUTE BE ESTABLISHED?
Ambassador Network is committed to raising initial funding to establish the Mosaix Institute in the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center, for such a time as this. Funding partners will be acknowledged on a forthcoming Mosaix Institute website as well as in digital and print media highlighting the initiative. Join the launch team as an angel investing partner!
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS
· Ambassador Network (AN)
Established in 2010, AN’s passion and mission is to launch a movement of multiplying, multiethnic, and missional churches, both locally and globally. As a movement, the network exists to:
· Plant healthy and reproducing churches in strategic locations
· Develop and cultivate young emerging, multiethnic leaders
· Strategize and assist ministries to be more effective in fulfilling their calling
· Mosaix Global Network (MGN)
MGN is a relational network of pastors and planters, denominational and network leaders, educators, authors, and researchers alike, that exists to establish healthy multiethnic and economically diverse, culturally intelligent, socially just, and financially sustainable churches that express a credible witness of God’s love for all people in an increasingly diverse, painfully polarized, and cynical society.
· Wheaton College Billy Graham Center (WCBGC)
Established in 1980 by Billy Graham, the WCBGC is a ministry and academic center which exists to develop and mobilize Jesus-followers for individual and communal witness. Training takes several forms: teaching and preaching in churches, classrooms, and conference settings; online and print evangelism tools; and mentoring in individual and group contexts.