Books and Articles


Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church

by Mark DeYmaz
Jossey-Bass/Leadership Network, 2007


Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church provides the Biblical mandate for the multi-ethnic church and outlines seven core commitments required to bring it about. In 2008, the book was chosen as a finalist for a Christianity Today Book of the Year Award and for a Resource of the Year Award sponsored by Outreach Magazine, nominated in both cases in the Pastoral Leadership category.

Leading a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church (formerly Ethnic Blends)

by Mark DeYmaz and Harry Li
Zondervan/Leadership Network, 2010


Increasingly, church leaders are recognizing the intrinsic power and beauty of the multi-ethnic church. Yet more than a good idea, it’s a biblical, first-century standard with far-reaching evangelistic potential. How can your church overcome the obstacles in order to become a healthy, fruitful multi-ethnic church of faith? And why should you even try? In Leading a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church, DeYmaz and Li provide an up-close and personal look at seven common challenges to mixing diversity into your local church. Through real-life stories and practical illustrations, learn how to overcome the obstacles in order to build a healthy multi-ethnic church.

Should Pastors Accept or Reject the Homogeneous Unit Principle?

by Mark DeYmaz
Mosaix Global Network, 2011


In this groundbreaking e-book complete with streaming video embedded in the text, pdfs that can be downloaded and much more, Mark DeYmaz challenges long-held, erroneous, assumptions concerning the Homogeneous Unit Principle. For decades this principle has been promoted as themodus operandifor those who would plant, grow or develop successful churches in the United States typically measured by numbers, dollars and buildings. But, we should ask, is the Homogeneous Unit Principle biblical?

Mommy, Please Don’t Cry

by Linda DeYmaz
Multnomah/Random House, 1996


Mommy, Please Don’t Cry is an anointed resource providing hope and comfort for parents who grieve the loss of a child. Serene illustrations frame gentle words that describe heaven from a child’s perspective. With room for the reader’s personal reflections at the end of the book, every page is a poignant gift of hope and healing. “Our stories are all different, but our pain is the same,” writes Linda. “We are mothers who will forever grieve the loss of our children. And yet, there is hope for our troubled souls.” The book was borne from Linda’s own experience resulting from the death of her daughter, Alexandra Grace DeYmaz, delivered stillborn on Easter morning, 1995. A Retailer’s Choice Nominee in 2004, Mommy, Please Don’t Cry has sold some 100,000 copies to date. 

Real Community Transformation: Beyond Rhetoric to Results for the Glory of God

by Mark DeYmaz
Leadership Network, 2012


Well-meaning pastors boldly proclaim, “We’re going to change the world; we’re going take this city for Christ!” But the question remains, Have you ever seen this happen? In Real Community Transformation, Mark DeYmaz explains how to lead your church beyond rhetoric to results by advancing a proven, effective, model for community engagement via the local church. Learn why you should and how you can apply a balanced, synergistic strategy along spiritual, social, and financial fronts; and in the process, advance the credibility of its witness among believers and non-believers, alike. In addition, find out why rhetoric so often fails to produce results when it comes to taking our communities for Christ, and how to get beyond it for the glory of God. Real-time stories of transformation, interactive links and videos, as well as the testimony of civic leaders, validate this bold, thought-leading resource!


Outreach Magazine Ethnic Blends Columns

by Mark DeYmaz
Outreach Magazine, January 2010 – December 2012


In a series of articles published by Outreach Magazine between January 2010 and December 2012, Mark DeYmaz provides insight and best practices for local churches seeking to reflect the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven, for the sake of the Gospel, in an increasingly diverse and cynical society.

In the 72204: A Little Money Makes a Big Impact

by Cesar Ortega, Pastor of Community Engagement
Special to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Wednesday, January 23, 2013