Embracing the New Samaria
Opening Our Eyes to Our Multiethnic Future
What does the Bible tell us about ethnic diversity? How far do we need to travel to fulfill the Great Commission?
Walk out your front door and you’ll find our “new Samaria”—a land of immigrants, refugees, and people of countless cultures and backgrounds longing for us to welcome them and to share the good news.
Dr. Alejandro Mandes has dedicated his life to helping bridge cultural gaps in the church. He shares his vision for the church “to see, love, reach, and ultimately be the new Samaria in a way that brings true transformation to our churches and communities.” A Latino and a native of the US-Mexico borderland, he has traveled around the world to understand cultures, equip thousands of leaders, and befriend influencers within the emerging immigrant church.
With the ultimate goal of unity, Embracing the New Samaria will help you to consider new ways to do church that accommodates multiethnicity, community development, and theological diversity. You’ll see that Mandes is a teacher who admonishes out of love and trains from a huge, passionate heart. You’ll be challenged with thoughtful questions, hear memorable stories, learn key strategies, and make plans to equip those around you to impact your changing community in loving, tangible, and practical ways.
It’s time for all of us to catch the vision that Mandes presents, to make disciples and love our neighbors, so that we embrace a great community of every tribe, language, and tongue.