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






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