Black Ministry

Supporting Selma college is top concern for Black Caucus

The Synod’s black pastors — many of whom graduated from Concordia College, Selma, Ala. — discuss how they can help the struggling school.

TimeLine Newsletter – First Quarter 2016

The first quarter 2016 edition of Black Ministry’s TimeLine newsletter celebrates and reflects on 100-plus years of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod sharing the Gospel in Alabama.

4 leadership lessons from Rosa Young on leaving a lasting impact

Before Rosa Parks, there was Rosa Young. 4 leadership lessons from Rosa Young on leaving a lasting impact

Longtime LWML, black-ministry leader Dr. Iri Skinner dies

A funeral service for Skinner, 93, is planned for Jan. 30 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Selma, Ala.

‘The First Rosa’ film set for DVD release

LCMS congregations will soon receive their free mailed DVD copy of “The First Rosa,” along with online access to resources related to the film.

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.