Out of 4,900 teaching elders in the PCA, only 1% are African American.
The lack of representation in leadership is directly connected to the lack of diversity in our pews.
Most Black Presbyterians are first-generation trailblazers. We have to navigate social and cultural stresses in American Presbyterian churches akin to the stresses experienced by our American brothers and sisters serving abroad, but without the resources and support often afforded to the latter. These stresses lead to disorientation, insecurity, anger, resentment, feelings of superiority or inferiority, and homesickness, which eventually results in burnout.
But access to a resource like AAM means more Black leaders, congregants, and a denomination that better reflects the kingdom of God
Every dollar you invest helps us attract, resource, and retain black Christians in the PCA.
Here are three ways you can help.
Pray that faith, hope, and love would be strengthened and renewed in Black leaders and congregants throughout the PCA.
Give a one-time or monthly gift so that we can provide the resources, support, and care they need.
Collaborate with our team to help us raise money and increase our impact.