Liberty Community Church: A Beacon of Hope

Liberty Community Church is the only African American PC(USA) church in the state of Minnesota. Located in North Minneapolis inside one of the city’s poorest zip codes and situated between major interstates which make it a prime spot for sex trafficking and illegal drug trading, this Matthew 25 congregation revitalized the spaces of two Presbyterian churches that closed in the last thirty years and transformed them into healing spaces for the neighborhood. Liberty Community Church is a beacon of hope, not just through the direct services it provides, but through its strategic partnerships within the Presbytery and around the city to invite others into anti-racism work and to educate people about the historical and legal obstacles that must be overcome to dismantle structural racism and close the opportunity gap. Across the country, congregations, mid councils, and the Presbyterian Mission Agency are working together to eradicate systemic poverty, dismantle structural racism, and build congregational vitality.

#17 – Vitality & Racism – Minneapolis, MN from Presbyterian Mission Agency on Vimeo.