Ethnic Ministries Summits

Charlotte, North Carolina, 2017

The 2017 Ethnic Ministries Summit planned for Charlotte, North Carolina, November 2-4, 2017, has been canceled. For more information, click here.

Kansas City, Missouri, 2018

Planning has begun for the 2018 Ethnic Ministries Summit in Kansas City, Missouri, September 20-22, 2018. More information will be coming soon. If you are interested in this summit, please contact us.

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Past Summits

North Bay Area, California, 2016

“Kingdom Fusion”

The theme “Kingdom Fusion” aptly described the 2016 Ethnic Ministries Summit which was held at Hessel Church in Sebastopol, California, October 28-29, 2016. Dr. Mitch Kim, senior pastor of Wellspring Alliance Church in Chicagoland, was the main speaker. He shared solid information and encouragement for multi-ethnic ministry from his experience of merging a largely Asian American congregation with a historic and predominantly Anglo congregation in 2015.

Seminar leaders gave insights on biblical perspectives on migration, the benefits of a multi-ethnic church, law enforcement and ethnic community relations, the global refugee crisis, developing community-based partnerships, and other timely topics.

National and regional sponsors included:

Be One Together
Bible League International
Hessel Church
Camino Global
Santa Rosa Alliance Church
Redwood Gospel Mission

Atlanta, 2015

“Intercultural Fusion: Compelled to Love All Nations”

This three-day Summit was held at First Baptist Church of Lilburn in Lilburn, GA, April 16-18, 2015. Plenary sessions included “Compelled,” “To Love,” and “All Nations.” A popular new “Second Generation” track was provided, as well as a “People Groups Discovery and Engagement Workshop.” Click here to see the multiplicity of features this Summit included.

Salt Lake City, 2015

“Discover Hidden Treasures: Discover God’s Multicultural Gifts to the Intermountain West”

The first one-day Summit presented by EAN was held at The Fellowship Church in Sandy, UT. Plenary topics included “Diaspora and God’s Mission”, “People on the Move: Partners in God’s Mission,” “Global People Movements to the Intermountaion West,” and “Next Step Opportunities for Partnership in the Intermountain West.” You may learn more about it here.

Chicago, 2013:

Videos of many of the Chicago Summit’s seminars are available here: Chicago Summit videos.

Spartanburg, 2012:

This summit spawned the networking of local churches for periodic worship times together and further collaboration.

Boston in 2010:

Recordings from some of the seminar sessions are available as downloads.

Phoenix, 2009:

“Circle the Nations into God’s Glory”

The Summit is really the visible peak of a process that started three years previously, bringing together people from the various ethnic groups in Phoenix to plan for the event and now continues a new impetus for ministry in the area.

St. Louis, 2008:

“Standing Together That We May Be One”

Seattle, 2007:

“Gateway to the Nations”

Connect with the intercultural leaders to hear what is happening.

Atlanta, 2006:

“Welcome to My House…God’s Invitation to Ethnic America”

771 people attended the event from all over the USA (including 4 people from Alaska), Canada and India.

Dallas/Ft. Worth, 2005:

“Workers Together: Casting the Nets Wide”

Philadelphia, 2004:

“Proclaiming Liberty in Christ”

Minneapolis / St. Paul, 2003

This was the largest summit held, with many academic students attending.

Charlotte, 2002

With only a year to plan, the summit team met their goal with a summit. Today there is a coalition of ministries continuing to meet together and strategize regarding reaching the international community.

La Mirada, 2001:

“Lighting The Way”

The first Summit was held and met needs of many in attendance. The motion was set to move forward in the coming years.

Other Events

Denver, 2011:

Denver hosted our first shorter regional conference.