LCMS districts are invited to contact Black Ministry for assistance in their efforts to do work among African Americans and other ethnic ministries. We are available for prayer and consultation — making contacts and developing strategies for witness, mercy and life together on the congregational, circuit or district level.
In cooperation with a district mission facilitator/executive, we will provide site visits, interviews and workshops to educate and encourage pastors and congregational leaders.
Black Ministry encourages districts and congregations to intensify commitment to reach out with the Gospel of Jesus Christ to multi-ethnic and multi-cultural people. But, in particular, existing Black ministries are in steady decline, needing attention through prayer, equipping, networking and trusting in the power of the resurrected Christ to breathe new life into them.
Black Ministry, in cooperation with LCMS schools, supports and strengthens school ministries; recommends and assists in the accreditation process; develops and/or conducts in-service training; and makes called working referrals and community witness recommendations. Black Ministry also maintains a scholarship fund for urban children in need.
Did you know LCMS Black Ministry celebrated its 137th anniversary in 2010? Ministry to people of African-American descent has a rich history within The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
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