Nurturing Faith and Hope: Black Worship as a Model for Christian Education

by Anne E. Streaty Wimberly. Wipf and Stock, 2010.

This resource examines why and how worship in the African American tradition is formative as a learning experience for worshipers.


the role worship participation has in the upbringing of maturing Christians; how worship feeds, protects, and encourages; the supportive effect of the sacraments of baptism and communion

Best For

Christian clergy, lay leaders, educators, and worship leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Encourage faith formation through worship services by collaborating with clergy and worship leaders.
  • Gain a better understanding of how worship functions as a form of Christian education by reflecting on the insights of this text.

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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