Black Ministry

The Rev. Ulmer Marshall, a former student of Rosa J. Young, prays with parishioners at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mobile, Ala., in 2014. LCMS Black Ministry is planning to open a network of Rosa J. Young academies throughout the U.S. (LCMS/Erik Lunsford)

LCMS Black Ministry: A look backward and forward

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has been involved in black ministry for over 140 years.

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TimeLine Newsletter – Third Quarter 2017

A great experience was had by many at the 2017 Lutherans in Black Ministry Family Convocation this summer in Birmingham, Ala. More than 500 people attended the event, coming together “All for Jesus” to worship Him in Word, in Sacrament, and with hymns and spiritual songs.

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Empowerment Center, including Lutheran Hope Center, opens at Ferguson’s ‘ground zero’

LCMS missionary Rev. Micah Glenn and the Lutheran Hope Center are based there, along with community partners.

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During the five-day convocation, more than 540 attendees spent time together in worship, learning and fellowship under the theme “All for Jesus — Know Him. Confess Him. Serve Him.” (Meredith Jackson)

Black Ministry convocation brings people together in worship, learning, fellowship

More than 540 people attend the LCMS Lutherans in Black Ministry Family Convocation, July 12-16 in Birmingham, Ala.

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TimeLine Newsletter – Second Quarter 2017

Many LCMS pastors, deaconesses and lay leaders strongly believe in mission to their home communities around the world. Many return home to share God’s love in Christ and to enhance or begin ministry work in these places.

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2017 LCMS Lutherans in Black Ministry Family Convocation

The 140th anniversary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Black Ministry will be celebrated during a convocation July 12-16, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala.

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