LCMS Black Ministry 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).
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St. Philip's Ev. Lutheran Church
Congregation Name: St. Philip's Ev. Lutheran Church
Pastor's Name: Rev. Howard Alexander
Address: 5210 Wyalusing Avenue
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Bible Study: 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 11 a.m.
Fast Facts: Congregation celebrates its 97th anniversary in 2014. ... Our after school mentoring and tutoring program (S.W.A.G. - Students With A Goal) meets each Tuesday and Thursday during the school year from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dinner is served to students.
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Read convocation recap in the Reporter — Lutherans 'encouraged, equipped, empowered' at Black Ministry Convocation
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.
Contact LCMS Black Ministry to get started.
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.
Visit our suggested reading page for a wide variety of resources design to educate and assist you in your ministry.
Timeline is the official quarterly newsletter of LCMS Black Ministry, advocating for the outreach, nurture and training of districts, congregations, schools and professional church workers engaged in ethnic ministry.