Leadership Resources

African-American

The Office of African American Ministries strives to be a resource for those serving black ministries. Primary areas of ministry include leadership formation and development, resource development and promotion, consultation and strategic planning, visioning, grant writing and networking.

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New & Noteworthy:

January 28, 2016

Discipleship Ministries’ Resources for Black History Month

Discipleship Ministries offers resources, liturgies, and hymns that reflect on and honor the African American experience.

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November 24, 2009

Plenty Good Room: A Bible Study Based on African-American Spirituals

A short-term Bible study combining an in-depth look at Scripture, American history, and the musical melodies and rhythms of African […]

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Worship
June 1, 2017

History of Hymns: “Father, We Thank You”

By Darrell St. Romain

The ancient second century text The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, or Didache, is the inspiration for this […]

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Music Resources
February 26, 2017

Preaching Notes for Black History Month 2017, week 4

By the Rev Dr. Joy Moore

It is in the valley below where we meet Jesus. For when the word became flesh, the words of the […]

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Black History Month
February 19, 2017

Preaching Notes for Black History Month 2017, week 3

By the Rev Dr. Joy Moore

During Black History Month, we are invited to learn again the practices, promises, and patience of members of the Black […]

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Black History Month
February 12, 2017

Preaching Notes for Black History Month 2017, week 2

By the Rev Dr. Joy Moore

In the cadence of a call and response sermon, the sermon Matthew records of Jesus mirrors the repetition of Moses […]

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Black History Month
February 9, 2017

History of Hymns: “He Rose”

By Darnell St. Romain

Growing up in a black Catholic church in South Louisiana, I found Easter Sunday to be one of the most […]

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Music Resources
February 9, 2017

History of Hymns: “He Never Said a Mumbalin’ Word”

By Darnell St. Romain

The life of Jesus is one of the most prominent themes of spirituals. Spirituals are sometimes referred to as sorrow […]

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Music Resources
February 9, 2017

History of Hymns: “Fix Me, Jesus”

By Darnell St. Romain

While the texts are written using the first person pronoun, the “me” reference in “Fix Me Jesus […]

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Music Resources
February 5, 2017

#SaySomething — Preaching Notes for Black History Month, week 1

By the Rev Dr. Joy Moore

Somebody ought to say something. There is urgency in the words of the prophet Isaiah. The time has pass for […]

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Black History Month
February 1, 2017

Black History Month 2017 Theme

"Our Social Principles state that we believe the family to be the basic human community through which persons are nurtured […]

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Black History Month
March 6, 2016

21st Century Worship Resources for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year C

By The Rev. Dr. Safiyah Fosua

Fire up the cooking pots! Set a new place at the table . . . Just in case she (he) comes home.

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21st Century Africana
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