A Few Reflections from the African American Church Planting Initiative

This past week in Nashville, Tennessee a historic event took place. African American church planters from several denominations gathered to strategize about church planting in African American communities. The conference came about as a direct result of the extensive study on African American church planting conducted by LifeWay Research. While the study is dozens of … Continue reading A Few Reflections from the African American Church Planting Initiative

Reflections on the Legacy Conference

Few people know this but the Reformed African American Network almost had a different name. I don’t know what it would have become, but it almost certainly wouldn’t have had “RAAN” as a convenient acronym. Of the many conversations I had with various people about the name, one stands out.  RAAN co-founder, Phillip Holmes, and … Continue reading Reflections on the Legacy Conference

Desiring God 3K Campaign

What would you be willing to do to see more racially and ethnically diverse churches in America? One of the biggest blessings in my life is to serve as the co-founder and President of the Reformed African American Network (RAAN).  We started RAAN in 2011 to address the core concerns of African Americans biblically.  We … Continue reading Desiring God 3K Campaign

5 Things You MUST Do After a Conference

Many of us spend enormous amounts of time , energy, and money attending conferences.  These events are often exhilarating experiences, but by the time next year's conference rolls around we can barely remember anything about the previous one.  How can you make sure the lessons, connections, and thoughts you had during the conference stick with … Continue reading 5 Things You MUST Do After a Conference