Global Missions in the Context of Urban Missiological Needs

Answering a Global Calling While Reaching American Cities


  • Lee P. Christian, Jr.


Since the time of slavery, the Black Church has been the epicenter of theological thought, bridging the gap between the atrocities of the Black American experience and the peace-loving God of the Scripture. From the days of slavery, through the Jim Crow era, the Civil Rights era, and post-Civil rights period, the Black Church has been at the forefront to champion the cause of “the least of these my brethren” (Matt 25:40) in its own communities. This article explores the unique history and contribution of Black urban communities in the context of diaspora and the Great Commission.