Celebrating Black History Month

The Lord reminds His people throughout the Bible to tell all generations of His wonderful works. He did not want them to forget how He demonstrated His grace and goodness to them and the world. Part of what that means for the church is that we must preserve the memory of the people and places the Lord has worked in the past. Hebrews 11 is an excellent example of how the church should cherish and celebrate people of faith who honored God with their lives.

February is Black History Month. As a church, we want to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of the incredible men and women who’ve helped spread the Gospel and build the church.

We have taken some time to compile for you resources as well as some works written by African and African American men and women for you and your whole family to enjoy! Take some time to read through some of these and learn more about our incredibly diverse church history!

READ

Kingdom Race Theology: God’s Answer to Our Racial Crisis by Dr. Tony Evans

 How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind  by Thomas Oden

 Mary McLeod Bethune: Her Life and Legacy  by Nancy Zrinyi Long

 An Encyclopedia of African American Christian Heritage  by Dr. Marvin McMickle

 Africa and the Bible  by Edwin Yamauchi

How to Honor the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  – Woodside Blog

FOR KIDS

Creative God, Colorful Us by Trillia J. Newbell

 Heroes in Black History: True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes  by Dave & Neta Jackson

 God’s Very Good Idea  by Trillia J. Newbell

WATCH

The Link: Celebrating Black History Month with Lisa Fields

The Link: Celebrating Black History Month with Dr. Eric Moore & Pastor Jacob Ley

The Link: What’s Your Legacy? with Pastor Dan Stewart & Micah Williams

LISTEN

This is Mahalia Jackson : Spotify Playlist