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LNP25 | Creating Churches Where People of Color Feel Safe, Valued, and Heard

Leadership Network Podcast | Episode 25

October 23, 2022

By Linga Ndambasha and Eli Bonilla Jr.

GenZ is the most ethnically diverse generation our country has ever seen. If we want to effectively reach this group, we must lean in, learn, and adjust to welcome them into our church communities.

In this episode, we welcome Linga Ndambasha and Eli Bonilla to teach us about their experiences as young people of color in the 21st century American Church. We’ll discover how we can build churches that are safe, welcoming, and relevant for the diverse generation we are trying to reach.

Leadership Podcast Series:

It seems that more public figures, athletes, celebrities, and even politicians are talking about mental health and admitting that they too are struggling. Every day, more young people are choosing a profession in the mental health field. We have more awareness than ever before,—and yet the percentages of depression, anxiety and even suicide are getting worse. Why is this happening? Join us for a three-week series diving into the root causes, innovative responses, and new strategies to build churches that help the next generation find the healing they are longing for.

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