Black Ministry

Essay: “The History of LCMS Mercy Work with African Americans”

Roosevelt Gray, director of Black Ministry, has written an essay regarding the history of LCMS mercy work with African Americans.

TimeLine Newsletter – Fourth Quarter 2015

The fourth quarter edition of LCMS Black Ministry’s TimeLine newsletter focuses on how congregations involved in African-American and ethnic ministries are reaching out to their communities.

BNM presenters emphasize ‘good moment’ for LCMS

At the Sept. 9-10 meeting in the St. Louis, the LCMS Board for National Mission continues its policy work, hears from numerous speakers and takes several actions.

Screenings of ‘The First Rosa’ scheduled Synodwide

The film that tells the story of famed educator-missionary Dr. Rosa Young is being shown at a number of Synod venues this fall, prior to its release in January.

TimeLine Newsletter – Third Quarter 2015

The third quarter edition of LCMS Black Ministry’s TimeLine newsletter focuses on Rosa Jinsey Young, the young woman who grew up in Wilcox County, Ala., and left a legacy of faith, family and serving others.

TimeLine Newsletter – Second Quarter 2015

LCMS Black Ministry is proud to announce the timely re-launch of its quarterly newsletter, TimeLine, starting with this second quarter 2015 issue.

Reaching Your Neighbors through Fellowship – Missional Communities

Many of Christ’s followers became active in missional community with Him because someone was connected to them, invited, encouraged and mentored them as a disciple of Jesus.

Black Clergy Caucus embraces ‘21st-century ministry’

The term came up often at the Jan. 14-16 LCMS Black Clergy Caucus gathering in Dallas as a priority for ministry.

U.S. Church Planting: A New Initiative for the LCMS

The LCMS is in the beginning stages of creating a church-planting initiative to help districts, circuits and congregations.

Interview with Mary Jones Wise, great-niece of Rosa Young, about the upcoming film titled “The First Rosa”

Mary Jones Wise, great-niece of Rosa Young, discusses the first film documentary about the life of Dr. Rosa Jinsey Young – “the mother of black Lutheranism in central Alabama.”

Interview on the set of “The First Rosa”

During filming of “The First Rosa” documentary in Selma, Ala., the week of Sept. 22, 2014, the Rev. Jon Vieker, senior assistant to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod president, interviews two of the actors playing Rosa J. Young at different stages of her life, Jordan Donegan and Jasmine Gatewood.

‘The First Rosa’ LCMS film project begins with local fanfare

Mayor of Selma, Alabama, George Patrick Evans signs an official city proclamation declaring Sept. 22-28 – when “The First Rosa” begins filming – as “The First Rosa week.”

Newlyweds share ‘terror’ of Ferguson riots; Synod responds with prayer, presence

Amid the racially charged protests in Ferguson, Mo., Lutherans are doing what they can to bring peace.

Lutherans ‘encouraged, equipped, empowered’ at Black Ministry Convocation

Sharing your faith and reaching out to others: black, white, Hispanic — everyone! — was a major focus of the LCMS Black Ministry Family Convocation.

Fall filming planned for Rosa Young movie

Filming for “The First Rosa: Teacher, Confessor, Church Planter” — a documentary about the life of African-American educator Dr. Rosa Young — is planned for Sept. 22-26 in Alabama.

Exist to Witness

Christ died to save sinners. That’s the message that’s changing lives through LCMS Black and Hispanic Ministries.