BLACK MINISTRY SERVICES
LCMS Black Ministry Services provides encouragement, assistance, advocacy and influence to LCMS districts, congregations and schools for synodwide engagment in ministry to people of African-American descent and other ethnic cultures and promotes faithfulness to theology that is contextual and holistic, touching lives with the Gospel through mercy care in the context of daily experiences.
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“declares the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy” (1 Peter 2:9-10).
LCMS districts are invited to contact Black Ministry Services 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.
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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.
- 2012 Black Ministry Family Convocation
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