X’s and O’s of African American Church Planting…


We welcome Randy Rowland as a guest blogger for the third in a series of five posts.

Fun factoid:  African American church plants work well in shared church buildings, commercial store buildings and public meeting places.  But, they don’t do well in theaters.

Factoid:  African American Churches develop at very close to the same rate as other ethnic and white churches.  It appears to take about 7 years to reach sustainability in members and budget

Factoid:  There are varieties of worship music in African American church plants ranging from Gospel to Hip/Hop, contemporary and traditional church music. 

Factoid: Preaching is still very important in African American Churches and is given slightly more time in the service than in white churches.

Factoid:  Youth and young adult retention in African American churches is at about the same challenge level as it is in white churches.

Interrogatoid:  Wouldn’t it be cool to see 100 new churches serving African Americans into the CRC?

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Yes, but it would be even more fun to see 100 churches where all races feel welcome.  If the church cannot embody that kind of interracial unity, then who can?