LCMS Black Ministry

Black Ministry

Strong faith, fervent love: Revitalizing congregations


Black Ministry provides encouragement, assistance, advocacy and influence to LCMS districts, congregations and schools for synodwide engagement in ministry to people of African-American descent and other ethnic cultures.

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Convocation presentations

The Black Ministry Family Convocation will gather in Mobile, Alabama, from July 27–30, under the theme Empowering the Next Generation.

LCMS Lutherans gathered for the 2022 Black Ministry Family Convocation in Mobile, Ala, under the theme “Empowering the Next Generation.”

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Watch ‘The First Rosa’

The First Rosa

“The First Rosa” film tells the story of Rosa J. Young, a pioneer Lutheran educator and missionary in Alabama’s “Black Belt.” View the full-length documentary for free by streaming online or by downloading your own copy.

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Resources & Services

Support

Contact the LCMS for assistance in ministering to African-Americans.

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Reading Resources

The Rev. Amos Gray IV shares how to implement a youth mentoring program.

The LCMS offers suggested reading resources to educate and assist you in your ministry.

Networking

LCMS Black Ministry encourages a renewed commitment to share the Gospel.

Black Ministry supports school ministries, and it maintains a scholarship fund.

History

The LCMS has been sharing the Gospel with African-Americans for more than 140 years.

Mercy in the Black Belt

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has an enduring legacy of using mercy work as a means by which to share the Gospel. This is true for the Synod’s work with and among African Americans as well.

TimeLine e-Newsletter

TimeLine provides insight, encouragement and resources to all those interested and engaged in serving African-Americans and other neighbors across the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray
Director of LCMS Black Ministry

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How to Help

The LCMS Office of National Mission works within the borders of the United States to support the programs and resources available to congregations, districts, schools, Recognized Service Organizations and other Lutheran organizations.

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Black Ministry Emails

Complete our easy sign-up form to receive free newsletters and other resources from LCMS Black Ministry.

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Black Clergy Caucus

The LCMS Black Clergy Caucus serves congregations and communities throughout the United States. (Directory courtesy of Minuteman Press; Prattville, Ala.)

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