African American Church Growth

12 Principles for Prophetic Ministry

By Carlyle Fielding Stewart Published
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Filling a need not previously addressed, African American Church Growth contends that it is the prophetic consciousness which appeals to many blacks of the post-civil rights era, and that emphasis on the prophetic will help bring the black church out of the disillusionment of a "post-civil rights malaise".

Carlyle Fielding Stewart defines prophetic ministry as a concern for wholeness of the individual and community. Going beyond a simple call for social justice, the author addresses both spiritual and social tyrannies, within and without the church, that preclude church growth in our center cities and rural communities. Dr. Stewart demonstrates with practical examples how tyranny can be overcome in thriving black churches.

About the Author

Carlyle Fielding Stewart

Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III is Pastor, Hope United Methodist Church, Southfield, Michigan. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University and Doctor of Ministry from Chicago Theological Seminary. Dr. Stewart has held numerous administrative and teaching positions in the Illinois and Michigan areas. He is the author of many published articles in The Chicago Daily News and Journal of Religious Thought.

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