Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: This week I’m at the Exponential Conference teaching a course to seminary students about missional multiplication. One of the topics we are discussing is how churches think they can grow faster by being mono-cultural (i.e. homogeneous). When in reality they may grow faster with homogeneity, they better fulfill the missio Dei (and probably last probably longer if they’re heterogeneous).
Take a look at Mark DeYmaz’s explanation of the difference between homogeneous and heterogeneous churches at the link below. DeYmaz also explains why Donald McGavran warned that churches should be heterogeneous and not homogeneous: https://churchhealthwiki.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/hup-mark-deymaz-on-why-mcgavran-recommended-heterogeneous-churches/
Then take a look at this video by John Perkins who powerfully emphasizes the same thing:
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