How to Build Community in the Black Church? (GT Connext)

Is “Discipleship” a Lost Art?

We posed this question along with others about building “community” in the Black Church to an esteemed panel of church leaders including:

Mika Edmondson, Moderator

• Writer & Ordained Baptist minister

• Doctoral Candidate, Systematic Theology, Calvin Theological Seminary (Grand Rapids, MI)


Pastor Teddy Ceasar

• Serves 7,000 Members as Minister of Conservation, First Church of God (Columbus, OH)

• Church Planter, The Destiny Center (Columbus, OH)



Bishop I.V. Hilliard

• Serves 30,000 members as Pastor of New Light Christian Center (Houston, TX)

• Mentors 1,200 pastors through Association of Independent Ministries (A.I.M.)



Elder Reginald Madison

• Director of Christian Education & Outreach, Born Again Church (Nashville, TN)

• Extensive experience with niche small groups including children, youth, young adult and prison ministry.



Rev. Cheryl Price, Ph.D.

• Vice President of Editorial at Urban Ministries, Inc.

• Noted Author & Radio Personality, Urban PraiseMoody



Pastor Kevin L. Smith

• Pastor, Watson Memorial Baptist Church (Louisville, KY)

• Church Historian & Professor, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary



Jay Wells

• Director of African American Ministries, LifeWay Church Resources

• Noted Black church consultant for 30+ years






Click here to download the amazing transcript from this groundbreaking Gospel Today Mastermind!



2 thoughts on “How to Build Community in the Black Church? (GT Connext)

  1. Darius Szerlong

    Hi there! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this page to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

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