The Black Church and The Missio Dei

Christianizing Christians


  • Jessica Janvier
  • Lionel King


This article explores the historical realities of the Black Church experience and its connection to missions. It is no secret that African American missionaries are not numerously represented within global missions organizations. Quandaries into why this persists have produced many pontifications such as financial barriers and historically discriminatory practices among missions organizations, to name a few. However, this article seeks to concentrate on a theological tradition within African American Christianity that has focused the Missio Dei within the American context.