Black Ministries

The history of contributions to The Episcopal Church by its black clergy and black congregations is long and inspiring. The church pays tribute to this legacy by supporting and fostering the growth of black congregations through partnerships that reach across ethnic and racial boundaries, from the Episcopal provinces, dioceses, and deaneries to local parishes. Through the Recruitment, Training, and Development Program, black postulants and candidates for ministry are empowered and encouraged to seek vocations in lay and ordained ministries. This program offers an annual conference to provide historical perspectives of black Episcopalians in the church, leadership training, opportunities for networking, and mentoring for ongoing education and spiritual growth. 

CONTACT: The Rev. Angela Ifill, officer for Black Ministries
New Visions Initiative
New Visions is an ongoing congregational renewal program designed specifically for congregations of African Descent. Built upon a foundation of lifelong Christian formation, the initiative’s purpose is to spark new visions of missioncentered communities and find fresh ways for congregations to strengthen their ministries. Click here to download more information about New Visions, and here to download the participation enrollment form.
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New Visions Initiative