Multi-Ethnic Church Training


Title: Leading & Building a Healthy Mult-Ethnic Church: Tools for the Marathon

Purpose: To provide an interactive & learning experience with (emerging) leaders of First Alliance Church on the principles & practices of building a healthy multi-ethnic church

Each Saturday session will be held
from 9:00 AM – 12:15  PM


What Should I Expect?

-To learn
-Relationship-building among leaders and up-and-coming leaders
-Self-examination & exploration
-Strategies to develop FAC into the church God is calling it to be
-Tools to impact your walk with Christ & others

 Layout of Saturday morning Workshops:
9:00-9:15 am            Danishes & Coffee
9:15-10:30 am          Prayer & Session A
10:30-10:45 am        Break
10:45am-12:00 pm  Session B
12:00-12:15 pm        Home Practice & Wrap-up

Overview of Session Topics:
What is a multi-ethnic church?
~What is the Biblical mandate for the multi-ethnic church? 
~From other churches that are on this journey, what principles and practices have MOST contributed to their success?
~What are the potential pitfalls and what can we do to avoid them?
~What steps can we take to intentionally grow and nurture a “healthy” multi-ethnic church?
~As a body of believers, how can we mobilize to have Gospel impact, turning God’s pleasure outward into our community?

 Who Should Plan to Attend this?
-Worship Team
-Small Group Leaders
-Children’s ministry workers
-Youth Workers
-Ministry Board
               Interested in attending but not sure if it’s for you? Contact Pastor John!

Sign Up Today: email or call –; 717-564-4091  
or fill out your info on the Google Form


About the Facilitators:

Robert (Bob) Hewitt, PhD, MSW, LLB is Professor Emeritus of Social Work (Department of Social Work & Gerontology, Shippensburg University). (1987-2008). Dr. Hewitt is an accomplished educator, trainer, consultant, and popular keynote speaker. He has 51 years of university level teaching, multilevel direct and indirect social work practice and as a trainer/workshop facilitator for family development; juvenile justice professionals; and other corporate settings. Dr. Hewitt has twelve years of International Social Work practice experience, having lived and practiced social work in the Republic of Panama from 1973-1985. Often as a co-trainer/facilitator with his wife, Dr. Nicole Hewitt, Bob’s current work and community service efforts are in the areas of strengthening families with teens and pre-teens, cultural humility approach to antiracism, multiethnic conversations, multiethnic church development and training presentations for men and boys. Bob continues to be available as a motivational keynote speaker. He is a board member for Bridge of Hope National where he serves on both the Board Service Committee and the Cultural Humility Task Force Committee. Both Bob and Nicole, serve as members of the Spiritual Advisory Committee for the East Africa Missions (EAM) located in Tanzania, Africa. They are members of Brownsville Church of God, Chambersburg, PA where they teach/facilitate. The Hewitts also are members of the Worship Team at BCOG. They are the parents of Rob, Lori, and Emmanuel.

Nicole M. Hewitt, PhD, MSW is a published author, educator, trainer, consultant and researcher. Dr. Hewitt serves as an active adjunct faculty for both Shippensburg University and Harrisburg Area Community College. Her passions include small group facilitation, community and economic development, multicultural initiatives in secular and faith-based organizations, and leadership development. She serves as an ally on the Guiding Coalition for the Circles Initiative in Franklin County. She served as a research consultant for Shalom Inc. of Philadelphia for five years (2013-2018). She recently authored her first book entitled Lunch Notes to Our Children: Daily Spiritual Food for our Kids’ Hearts, Minds & Souls (released November 2018). She resides in Chambersburg, PA with her husband, Bob, and youngest son, Emmanuel Hewitt. Emmanuel currently attends Eastern University.

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