Christian Education in the African American Church: A Guide for Teaching Truth

by Lora-Ellen McKinney. Judson Press, 2003.


This book focuses on providing a Christian education for African Americans, equipping congregations with an educational strategy in addition to insight on learning styles, developmental stages in learners, and curriculum.


educational theory, suggestions for creating a strong Christian education, learning styles, curriculum, research results from African American congregations, reflection questions

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Form a Christian education ministry by following the suggestions outlined in the resource and learning more about potential curriculum ideas.
  • Incorporate an educational component into different congregational activities to promote congregational vitality.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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