Workshop: An Indigenous Reformed Movement among African Americans

In a little under a week people from across the nation will have the opportunity to learn about a critical movement. The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is holding its annual General Assembly (GA) in Houston this year. I have the privilege on presenting on the topic: “An Indigenous Reformed Movement in the African American Community”.

Lemuel Haynes
Lemuel Haynes

Here’s the description.

Thirty years ago Dr. Carl Ellis articulated a vision for an “indigenous Reformed movement in the African American community.”  Others have taken up that call and in God’s providence that vision is becoming a reality.  The evidence for the growing momentum of Reformed doctrines among African Americans can be seen in the surge in popularity of Christian Hip-Hop, the ubiquity of the Internet and social media, and the presence of ministries like the Reformed African American Network (RAAN), the African American Leadership Initiative (AALI), and the African American Leadership Development and Recruitment Weekend (LDR Weekend).  This presentation will talk about the history, the progress, and the future of an indigenous Reformed movement among African Americans.

We’ll talk about the past–how Reformed theology is really nothing new to African American Christianity, and, in a way, it’s just a return to our religious roots.

We’ll talk about the present–what are the signs of a resurgence in Reformed theology among African Americans? What are the initiatives and events that are building momentum for this movement?

We’ll talk about the future–what does a truly indigenous Reformed movement look like? How can Christians cooperate with God’s kingdom-building work among African Americans?

Join us on Wednesday, June 18 at 8:00 a.m. (room 336AB) to learn what an indigenous Reformed movement looks like and how we can facilitate such a movement. Hope to see you there!

Learn more about the PCA’s General Assembly 2014: 

1) 42nd PCA General Assembly

2) Seminar Descriptions

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