New Wine, New Wineskins: How African American Congregations Can Reach New Generations

by F. Douglas Powe Jr. Abingdon Press, 2012.

This resource notes the historic role of the African American church and challenges congregations to adapt new mediums in order to express the same message.


how African American churches can become missional versus a congregation with a mission, discovering new mediums for your congregation's message

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of African American churches


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Discuss ways to express your congregation's mission and message to a wider audience by discussing how to inject contemporary language and pop culture into ministry.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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