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The African American Intercultural Congregational Support Office assists the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in addressing the needs of African American Congregations. It works in partnership with Mid Councils to nurture conversations and facilitate ministries that will transform African American congregations into a more vibrant and healthier congregation.

The office emphasizes principles that will encourage, nurture, support, motivate, equip and empower leaders and disciples of Jesus Christ, to become more intentional about engaging in spiritual practice that nurtures a transformational spirituality and leads towards transforming communities and the world, The Beloved Community or The Realm of God on Earth.

Get the African American Presbyterian Congregational Support Directory

Cover-for-Church-DirectoryIn the PC(USA) there are approximately 460 predominantly African American congregations and an estimated 80,000 African American Presbyterians. If you are traveling or planning to relocate and want to connect with a local congregation, you can find local congregations with this directory.

The African American Presbyterian Congregational Support Directory, consisting of predominately African American congregations includes:

  • Index by synods, congregations and pastors
  • African American Clergy Women
  • African American Seminary staff persons
  • African American General Assembly staff persons African American executives in governing bodies

We are happy to announce that the Revised 2020-2021 African American Directory is now available for download.  

Please help us keep this directory updated by submitting your changes to us immediately.  Use the forms for individuals and congregations.

Download the directory here

Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of emancipation in the United States. It marks the day when emancipation was first proclaimed in Texas, and it is an important date in U.S. history and in African American history. Many communities around the country have Juneteenth celebrations, which almost always focus on education and celebration of freedom. Prayer services are also a major part of Juneteenth celebrations. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had become official January 1, 1863.

Resources

National Black Presbyterian Caucus Conference

Moving from Heritage with Hope The National Black Presbyterian Caucus (NBPC) is committed to Jesus Christ, working to ensure that the witness of Presbyterians of African descent is healthy, growing, dynamic and empowering; that racial justice is integral in the church’s self-understanding and lived out in every aspect of ministry within the Presbyterian Church. Transformational… Read more »

Gender and Leadership in the PC(USA)

The Gender and Leadership in the PC(USA) report is part of a larger research project assessing the status of women at all levels of the church and conducted in two main research areas: theological and sociological. This study is the sociological portion of the research, and contains two nearly-identical surveys: one representative sample of Presbyterians (Presbyterian Panel)… Read more »
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