Mark DeYmaz

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A go-to, thought-leading, practitioner and author of numerous books on the subject of multiethnic and economically diverse church planting, growth, and development, Mark is an experienced, competent, and engaging communicator on the topics of race, class, culture, gender, and political division, that today are disrupting the local church. Whether speaking to large audiences from the main stages at Catalyst, Q, and Exponential, at annual denominational or network gatherings, or more locally in consulting with pastors and churches, non-profit organizations and for profit businesses, he will provide sound biblical theology and practical advice. As the convener of the Mosaix' triennial National Multiethnic Church Conference, Mark also understands first-hand the responsibilities and pressures of event planning, and will work with you and your organization in a professional yet easy-going manner.

Topics Include:

   • Disruption: Repurposing Your Church to Redeem the Community
   • Biblical Mandate of the Multiethnic Church
   • Seven Core Commitments of a Healthy Multiethnic Church
   • Seven Common Challenges of a Healthy Multiethnic Church and How to Overcome Them
   • Multiethnic Conversations: Building Unity and Diversity through Small Groups
   • Transitioning an Existing Homogeneous Church to Living Color
   • Should Pastors Accept or Reject the Homogeneous Unit Principle?
   • Developing Cross-cultural Relationships and Competence  
   • Planting a Multiethnic Church in the Urban Context
   • Multiethnic and Missional Church Growth and Development
   • Metrics of a Multiethnic and Economically Diverse Church
   • Funding Multiethnic and Economically Diverse Churches in the Urban Setting
   • Three Critical Adjustments the American Church Must Now Make
   • Peacemaking in an Otherwise Painfully Polarized Society

2017 Schedule

Mark DeYmaz will be speaking at the following events. For bookings, please contact Alison Clinton.

     January 10-11 • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary D.Min. Cohort, Long Beach, CA
     January 12-13 • Salvation Army Conference, Pasadena, CA
     January 16-19 • DMin Course, Phoenix Seminary, Phoenix, AZ
     January 21-22 • The Perfecting Church, Sewell, NJ
     January 25 • Houston Church Planting Network, Houston, TX
     January 26-27 • Barna Research International Gathering, Malibu, CA
     January 31 • John M. Perkins Foundation Board Meeting, Jackson, MS
     February 1 • Forest Hill Church, Charlotte, NC
     February 2 • Multiethnic Church City Forum, ForCLT Mission Network, Charlotte, NC
     February 3-4 • Western Conference North Carolina UMC, Charlotte, NC
     February 7-8 • Lifeway, Nashville, TN 
     February 9-12 - Unavailable
     
February 21 • Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR
     February 24-25 • Elders Retreat, Mosaic Church, Little Rock, AR
     March 7-8 • WPAUMC Leadership Intensive Site Visit, Pittsburgh, PA
     March 12-14 • Mosaix Learning Lab, Mosaic Church, Little Rock, AR
     March 15 • Thrivent, Minneapolis, MN
     March 16 • ReproducingChurches.com, Orlando, FL       
     March 29 • Cherry Hills Community Church, Highlands Ranch, CO
     March 30 • City of Little Rock Sustainability Summit, Little Rock, AR
     March 31 • Catalyst West, Mariners Church, Irvine, CA
     March 31-April 1 • Mosaix Regional Conference (Central Arkansas), Little Rock, AR
     Speakers include Naeem Fazal, Dr. Rod Cooper, Noemi Chavez, and Chris Beard
     April 24-27 • Exponential East, Orlando, FL
     April 28-May 12 - unavailable
     May 15-18 • Redemptive Leadership DMin Cohort @ GCTS, Denver, CO
     June 1-2 • Mosaix Regional Conference, Jackson, MS
     Speakers include Albert Tate, Matt McGue, and others TBA
     
June 20-21 • EFCA National Conference, Austin TX
     August 25 • Brotherhood Mutual 100th Year Anniversary, Ft. Wayne, IN
     September 10 • Mosaic Church, Little Rock
     September 15 • First Woodway Baptist Church Men's Dinner, Woodway, TX
     September 18 • Hope Church, Las Vegas, NV
     September 20 • Arkansas Recycling Coalition Conference, Eureka Springs, AR
     September 25-26 • Growing Young Summit, Fuller Theological
     October 2-3 • Exponential West, Irvine, CA
     October 13-14 • Salvation Army (Central Territory) Biennial Conference, Kenosha, WI
     October 15 • Mosaic Church, Little Rock
     October 20-21 - Unavailable
     
October 28 - Western Conference North Carolina UMC, Charlotte, NC
     November 4-6 • Mosaix Learning Lab, Mosaic Church, Little Rock, AR
     November 11 • Innovation Lab, Crossroads District - Oklahoma United Methodist Church
     November 12 • Qualye UMC, Oklahoma City, OK             
     November 19-20 • Liberty Church Planting Network, Washington, DC             
     December 3 • Mosaic Church, Little Rock
     December 4 • Leadership Cohort Launch, North Georgia Conference UMC, Atlanta, GA
     December 5 • First Baptist Duluth, Duluth, GA

 


Oneya Okuwobi

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Oneya Fennell Okuwobi is a Ph.D. student in Sociology studying race and religion at the Ohio State University. She has fourteen years of experience in corporate finance including roles in strategic business planning, category expansion, and organizational leadership. In ministry, Oneya serves as the Director of Cultural Inclusion at Peoples Church (Cincinnati, OH). Oneya is co-author of Multiethnic Conversations: An Eight-Week Journey toward Unity in Your Church. It is the first personal devotional and small group study on multi-ethnic life and church designed for people in the pews. Oneya also directs City Cohorts for the Mosaix Global Network. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A., Economics) and Regent University (M. Div., Practical Theology). Oneya is married to Dele Okuwobi and they have one daughter, Cadence. 

Topics Include:

     • The Theological Basis for Multiethnic Church
     • Making the Mix Work: Cultural Competence in Multiethnic Churches
     • Racial Inequality and the Multiethnic Church
     • Multiethnic Youth Ministry
     • Bridging Cultures: Multiethnic Church Mergers


Noemi Chavez

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Noemi Chavez was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She is married to Joshua Chavez and has two awesome boys, Josh and Stephen. Noemi taught for the Los Angeles Unified School District for eight years before she began pastoring alongside her husband at 7th Street Church in Long Beach, CA. She is committed to raising up the next generation of leaders to serve the future of the church and their communities. Noemi is also a conference speaker. She also serves on the board of the Young Women's Empowerment Conference, which focuses on reaching out to and connecting with at risk girls that are on probation and are in the foster care system. Noemi is on the board of student outreach at Biola University as well. When she isn’t catching footage of her kids skating, dancing, biking or singing, she is having coffee with friends.