Grow in Community · Mature as a Leader · Shape Our Culture
The lack of representation in leadership is reflected in our pews. The results negatively affect how we experience the PCA.
African American teaching elders
We’re committed to implementing a strategy that unites current African Americans in the PCA, invites those who are outside of our circles, and positions us to thrive and serve well in our local contexts.
Recruit new African American leaders who desire to serve in and outside of the pulpit.
Support emerging leaders by connecting them with existing leaders & advocates, regardless of ethnicity.
Equip leaders through resources that help them effectively lead and minister in their church, work, and community.
Mobilize emerging leaders by encouraging them to plant churches, serve locally, or serve on committees in the PCA.
The African American Ministries (AAM) seeks to advance the vision of the PCA, which is to “glorify God by extending the kingdom of Jesus Christ over all individual lives through all areas of society and in all nations and cultures.”
To reach “all cultures,” we need the presence, perspective, and influence of African American leaders, as well as churches that welcome them.
AAM aims to catalyze new church plants led by African American elders.We do this by building an influential community of thriving African American leaders and congregants through resources and relationships out of which we recruit, support, and mobilize church planters.
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An optional 30-minute conversation to learn more the ministry and how you can take full advantage.
Fellowship with other African American PCA members from across the country or connect with leaders close to home.
The Presbyterian Church in America was formed in 1973 to be a denomination that is “Faithful to the Scriptures, True to the Reformed Faith, and Obedient to the Great Commission.” Read more at pcanet.org.
AAM is a ministry of Mission to North America. MNA coordinates church planting, church renewal, and missional partnerships to serve PCA churches and presbyteries in North America in their mission to grow and multiply biblically healthy churches.
Starting new churches is the most effective way to grow the body of Christ and promote gospel renewal. We need PCA churches that will reach all kinds of people, and that will address issues that affect all kinds of communities.
African American PCA teaching elder Carl Ellis says, “Addressing concerns requires new models of the church – models able to appreciate the old traditions yet armed with theology that is biblical, cognitive and applied to addressing legitimate African American cultural core concerns.”
If you are an African American leader who is interested in starting a Church, please register with AAM to let us know.
There are people like you all over the country, and maybe even some in your area at other churches. Tell us where you are so that we can connect you to people and resources. Register with AAM.
Please click here to submit a job description.
We are working on a system to both track open positions and develop emerging leaders to become qualified candidates in the future. Give to AAM to support this initiative.
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