Revitalizing African-American Congregations for the Post-Civil Rights Generation

by F. Douglas Powe. Ministry Matters, February 1, 2012.

This article argues that the decline of the African American church arises from the assumptions of the kind of evangelism employed during the Civil Rights Era.


how to address issues a new way that will revitalize the church

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of African American congregations



Suggested Uses

  • Transform the way your congregation does hospitality and testimony by adapting the principles detailed in this text.
  • Establish your congregation's role within the community by listening to those from the post-Civil Rights era.

About the Contributor

Brian Witwer

Brian Witwer is the retired director of the Center for Congregations' northeast office. Brian has specialized training in leadership and group process.

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