Ethnic ministry tracks popular at Send gathering

PLANO, Texas – More than 35 percent of the registrants at the 2013 Send North America Conference signed up for one of five ethnic ministry tracks.

The final tally of registrants included 1,526 participants for the ethnic tracks, which included Hispanic Leadership and Mission, Black Church Discipleship and Development, Reaching People from a Muslim Background, Korean Leadership and Development and Leadership Development for Kingdom Development in Chinese Churches. Registrants from other ethnic groups in North America also were included in the total.

The 2013 Send North America Conference drew more than 4,200 church planters, pastors and church leaders to the Dallas-area Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano July 29-30.

“We are thankful for what God is doing in the multiethnic community in North America and their willingness to participate in the Send North America strategy as evidenced in the participation of more than 1,500 multiethnic leaders,” said Mark Hobafcovich, NAMB’s team leader for multiethnic church mobilization.

“This is a great indicator that the participation of the multiethnic community is beginning to match the reality of the mission field in North America, which is increasingly more multiethnic,” he said.