Efrem Smith planted The Sanctuary in Minneapolis and four years later it is a dynamic multi-cultural, multi-racial church that is making huge impact in an urban context.
I got to spend some time with Efrem at Exponential '08 last April in Orlando and he is a funny, inspiring guy - not just on the stage, but off the stage too! We had him and Eric Bramlett hosting the event and they did a phenomenal job. It is clear that Efrem is a leader who is very passionate about church planting and understands the priority of being a reproducing church. Here are a few take-aways from Efrem's inspirational talk:
- "Race is still an issue, class is still an issue, tribalism is still an issue - all around the world."
- "The church of the future should be multi-racial and multi-cultural."
- "We should try to plant as many multi-racial, multi-cultural new churches in the cities as we possibly can."