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Our Help$18.99Add to cart
In Psalm 46:10, God invites His people to spend time reflecting on His power and majesty–to be still and know that He is God. Our Help: Devotions on Struggle, Victory, and Legacy presents a variety of meditations to encourage you to grow stronger in your relationship with God and to share His message of love with others. Written by a variety of authors and representing perspectives from a range of generations, this collection of short devotions and feature stories also includes questions for reflection, suggested Bible readings, a Scripture index, inspiring poetry, and more. Rediscover the hope you have in Christ and how you can live your life to bring Him glory.
African American History And Devotions$5.99Add to cart
Four weeks’ worth of daily devotions for families, including a scripture verse, a reflection on the scripture, related activities for each day, and a prayer. This devotional is great for use during Black History Month, but can be used at any time.
Pulpit And Politics$22.99Add to cart
New from best-selling author Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle is Pulpit & Politics, which seeks to provoke an emergence of a new generation of black preacher-politicians who will move beyond spiritual leadership and into advocacy and social justice. Dr. McMickle argues for the vital role of the preacher, not only in the pulpit but in serving the community and challenging the government, from within or without.
*Highlights past and present examples of African American leaders in ministry and politics, from Hiram Revels to Martin Luther King Jr. to Al Sharpton.
*Explores the letter and spirit of the principles of religious liberty and the separation of church and state.
*Discusses historic examples of religious advocacy around social justice issues in the black community, including the abolition of slavery and the civil rights movement.
*Considers four models of clergy leadership in the African American church and community: priestly, prophetic, nationalist, and political.
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Birmingham Revolution : Martin Luther King Jrs Epic Challenge To The Church$16.00Add to cart
From time to time prophetic Christian voices rise to challenge our nations “original sin.” In the twentieth century, compelled by the Spirit of God and a yearning for freedom, the African American church took the lead in heralding the effort. Like almost no other movement before or since, Christian people gave force to a social mission. And, remarkably, they did it largely through nonviolent actions. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s words and historic efforts as the Moses of this civil rights movement stand out as perhaps the most significant instance of a modern Christian leader acting in a prophetic role to instigate political change. In many ways “The Letter from Birmingham Jail” stands at the center of that movement. In this book African American journalist Edward Gilbreath explores the place of that letter in the life and work of Dr. King. Birmingham Revolution is not simply a work of historical reflection. Gilbreath encourages us to reflect on the relevance of King’s work for the church and culture of our day. Whether its in debates about immigration, economic redistribution or presidential birth certificates, race continues to play a role in shaping society. What part will the church play in the ongoing struggle?
To Serve This Present Age$15.99Add to cart
Reviews the history of the black church’s social justice contributions and leadership
Establishes today’s need for justice ministries in the congregation and community
Spotlights real-life ministries and initiatives
Provides sample training manual materials
At a time when the African American church is increasingly associated with the controversial prosperity gospel, pastors Danielle Ayers and Reginald Williams remind black church leaders of the prophetic call to “do justice.” Exploring first the biblical foundations for justice work that goes beyond charity, the authors also recall the storied history of the black church’s leadership in the Civil Rights Movement. From there, this practical resource establishes the contemporary need for justice ministries in the congregation and the community. From initiatives of care and education to programs of action and collaboration, discover the transforming impact the church can have on society, culture, and community through diverse social justice ministries. Features Spotlights on real-life ministries and initiatives, as well as two training manual sections, “Doing Justice” and “Our Vote.”
African American Experience In World Mission$19.99Add to cart
Venture into the world of overseas missions from an African-American perspective. This collection of articles takes you deep into the history of missions in the African-American community. You will learn of the struggles to stay connected to the world of missions in spite of great obstacles. You will read of unique cultural experiences while traveling abroad. You will feel the heart for fulfilling the Great Commission both in the African-American community and beyond. All text remains the same in this revised edition, with the exception of new study guide questions at the close of each chapter. The questions can be used to help facilitate discussions in Sunday School, Bible study, seminary classes, conference workshops and other group or individual studies.
My First Bible For Children Of Color$12.99Add to cart
My First Bible is a collection of favorite Bible stories that introduces young children to the stories of the Bible. Designed especially for Children of Color, these stories teach young children to trust and believe in Jesus and to make Jesus real in their lives. Each story can be read by your child or you can read them aloud to your children so they can easily grasp the importance of the gospel message.
Children Of Color Storybook Bible$14.99Add to cart
Proudly created by African-Americans for African-Americans, this story Bible features rich, vibrant artwork emphasizing characters of African descent. Your kids will learn self-esteem, character, and Christian values as they follow heroes and heroines they can actually identify with through 61 action-packed Bible adventures adapted from the ICV text. Illustrated by Victor Hogan. Best for children ages 5-9 years old.
Deacons In Todays Black Baptist Church$17.99Add to cart
What does it mean to be a deacon in today’s black Baptist church?
Respected author and pastor Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle explores the scriptural basis and historical context for the deacon ministry in the black Baptist church, and addresses the practical issues related to this ministry today:
What personal qualities should a candidate for deacon possess?
What does the ministry of deacons entail?
What relationship should exist between the pastor and deacons?
What about training, term of service (if any), and women deacons?
Models of contemporary deacon ministry, illustrated by case studies, provide a twenty-first century look at this first century ministry.
African American Church Management Handbook$16.00Add to cart
Highly regarded pastor Floyd Flake; his wife, co-pastor, author, Elaine Flake; and church chief financial officer Edwin Reed offer a design based on key needs in the black church, and their experience at one of the nation’s most respected and largest black churches, Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in New York. This unique, detailed, and thorough resource for black churches of any denomination covers virtually all aspects of church management from the theoretical and theological to the practical “nuts and bolts” of church administration. The authors include a special section offering principles for economic development, an area in which Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral has experienced extraordinary success. The African American Church Management Handbook is sure to find a permanent place on the desks of African American pastors, seminarians, and church leaders for many years to come.
Real Deal : A Spiritual Guide For Black Teen Girls$18.99Add to cart
Navigating life can be a challenge for any teenager, but some issues and struggles are unique to African American teens. This book offers some real life guidance that many African American teen girls need. Billie Montgomery Cook addresses a wide range of topics including body image, self-esteem, sexuality, friendship, which are of particular importance to teens.
All of the subject matter is framed within the context of a young woman’s developing Christian faith. Using a trendy language and style that will appeal directly to young African American girls, the author offers comfort, counsel, advice, and hope. Each chapter concludes with a short, faith-affirming prayer from the author to her readers as well as space for readers to write a prayer of their own. This book is based on the author’s communication with her own teenage daughter.
Welcome Speeches For Special Days$8.50Add to cart
This useful resource incorporates recitations, suggested scripture, prayers, poetry, speeches, and responses for celebrating a variety of special days in the African American church. Perfect as a worship planning tool for pastors and worship leaders, Welcome Speeches for Special Days is ideal for celebrating those special Sundays that congregations highlight throughout the year.
Staying Pure$7.99Add to cart
Part of initial launch of Lift Every Voice imprint. First in a series of books with the main character of Payton Skky. For 12-17 year-old female African-Americans. Sponsored by the Institute for Black Family Development.
Staying Pure addresses the pressures African-American girls face to stay physically pure and remain devoted to God. Not only is Payton Skky popular, but she is also dating the best looking guy at her high school. While he is pressuring her to sleep with him, Payton is content to wait, convinced that he is the one she will marry. As the pressure increases Payton starts to wonder if waiting is really worth it, especially since she believes that they will always be together. When Payton’s boyfriend breaks up with her for a more willing girl, Payton is distraught. How could God allow this to happen? They were supposed to be together forever. If she had slept with him would they still be together? Payton struggles with these questions and with exactly what is God’s plan for and meaning of purity.
Moody Press, in partnership with The Institute for Black Family Development, is launching a new joint imprint–Lift Every Voice. The vision for this endeavor is to see African-American Christians encouraged in their faith in Jesus Christ through quality books written by African Americans. While Moody Press already publishes several African-American authors, such as Tony Evans, Crawford Loritts, and Clarence Shuler, Life Every Voice products will be targeted almost exclusively toward African Americans.
More Welcome Speeches$10.99Add to cart
Some General Words Of Welcome
Welcome Speeches And Responses For Specific Occasions
Graduate Recognition Day
For Christian Unity
Welcome Speeches Given By Children
About To Start
Poetry And Prayers
Sample speeches and responses for a variety of special occasions are included in this book, along with appropriate Scripture verses. These samples reflect the ways we honor God in both celebration and meditation. Use them as a handle when you are asked to give a speech or a response. You will find speeches for Pastor Appreciation Day, Church Anniversary, Choir Anniversary or Appreciation Day, Usher Board Day, Women’s Day, Men’s Day, and more. Another section contains poetry and prayers for use in speeches or short devotionals.
Welcome Speeches And Responses For All Occasions$9.99Add to cart
Some General Words Of Welcome
A General Response
Welcome Speeches And Responses For Specific Days And Occasions
Mother’s Day Tribute To Motherhood
Usher Board Anniversary/Appreciation
Graduate Recognition Day
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
Poetry, Prayers, And Scripture
: A great guide for persons asked to deliver welcome speeches or to respond to those speeches. Sample speeches and responses are provided for a variety of occasions, with appropriate Scripture verses. Another section gives poetry, prayers, and recitations. For general use, this resource is especially helpful in African-American churches.