As a congregation that seeks to grow together, we want to learn about and celebrate our differences. Then we can better express the love of God to each other better as we know each other and grow in His likeness. Part of this process is done by discovering the rich heritage of our Christian leaders from different ethnic backgrounds.
In celebration of Black History Month, we’d like to share this great article about some monumental historical figures who you may not have known were also giants in the Christian faith. Please read about the incredible faith of our Black brothers and sisters who made an incredible difference in the history of this country and see how their understanding and belief in God’s justice and mercy influenced their lives and the lives of those around them.
Black History Month: 20 Stories Christians Should Know
Here are more resources if you want to delve even deeper and celebrate Black History Month with your fellow believers.
Black History Month
National Museum of African American History & Culture
What Did We Miss? Celebrating Black History Month
Evolution Of The Black Church: Pre-slavery—Missionaries In Africa
Africa Before Transatlantic Slavery
For Kids: Empire of Ancient Mali
Some great short bios on this Instagram account of Rasoolb: https://www.instagram.com/rasoolb/
Of course there is a rich history of African people before they were ever African Americans. We hope to continue to learn more about each other as brothers and sisters in Christ.
At Trinity, we thank God for our rich heritage and our current diverse group of believers because God created us all uniquely and beautifully in his image. Join us in that celebration and gratitude to the Lord of all creation!