Books

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. 


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.


Disruption

by Mark DeYmaz
Thomas Nelson, 2017

In Disruption, thought-leading author and pastor Mark DeYmaz presents a proven, practical guide to help you rethink your approach to church. Whether your congregation is currently growing, plateauing, or declining, if you are a church planter or pastor, or a denominational or network leader, this book is for you. Mark will help you understand why we need to challenge conventional wisdom, learn what new practices to establish and how current metrics are not the primary measure of a church's influence.


The Coming Revolution in Church Economics

by Mark DeYmaz and Harry Li
Baker Books, 2019

Tithes and offerings alone are no longer enough to provide for the needs of the local church, enable pastors to pursue opportunities, or sustain long-term ministry impact. Growing financial burdens on the middle class, marginal increases in contributions to religious organizations, shifting generational attitudes toward giving, and changing demographics are having a negative impact on church budgets. Given that someday local churches may be required to pay taxes on the property they own and/or lose the benefit of soliciting tax-deductible gifts, the time to pivot is now. For churches to not only survive but thrive in the future, leaders must learn to leverage assets, bless the community, empower entrepreneurs, and create multiple streams of income to effectively fund mission.


Multiethnic Conversations

by Mark DeYmaz and Oneya Okuwobi
Wesleyan Publishing House, 2016

This powerful resource is a proven catalyst to help transform the minds, attitudes, and actions of people in your local church, and lead them to enthusiastically embrace one another in the midst of cultural change. Structured around eight weeks of daily readings and thought-provoking questions, this attractive and accessible workbook is a Christ-centered, biblically accurate guide that facilitates authentic personal exploration and small group discussion of race, class, and culture. As the centerpiece tool of the Mosaix Global Network, this book brings diverse people together beyond the distinctions of this world that so often and otherwise divide. It all begins with conversation.


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.


re:MIX

by Mark DeYmaz and Bob Whitesel
Abingdon Press, 2016

re:MIX: Transitioning Your Church to Living Color is a practical guide for pastors, denominational leaders, and lay leaders who are seeking to transition their monoethnic congregations into healthy multiethnic churches of Christ-centered faith. The book is theologically sound, cross-culturally relevant, and based on field research. It provides transferrable lessons and practices that are applicable in a variety of local church and denominational contexts. Authors Mark DeYmaz and Bob Whitesel demonstrate that such transitions are not just timely or optional. Indeed, these biblically grounded transitions are necessary for churches pursuing growth and health in an increasingly diverse society. By becoming a church of living color, existing or declining churches present a more credible witness of God’s love for all people and can achieve renewed significance and sustainability. re:MIX is full of instructive, immediately useful information in a clear and easy-to-use format and includes sidebar stories from church leaders in a variety of denominations who have transitioned their congregations to living color.


Articles

Outreach Magazine • Mosaix Columns

by Mark DeYmaz
Outreach Magazine, January 2010 - Current

Since 2010, Mark DeYmaz has been a contributing editor and written articles providing 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.