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With a unique mix of humor, illustrations, and research findings based on a nationwide study of black young adults, this practical resource equips church leaders with a profile of black millennials that will help churches continue to effectively attract and make disciples of this emerging generation of young adults. Drawing on the biblical narrative of Matthew 14, where Jesus invites Peter to come meet him on the water, this book includes specific ministry principles and programming proposals for use in the local congregation.
"For those seeking groundbreaking research combined with practical applications, look no further than Black Millennials and the Church: Meet Me Where I Am. Mitchell not only has the data to back up his claims, but shares practical ideaslike making sure all the gatekeepers in the church buy into your new thing. If you serve as pastor, attend, or have the slightest interest in black church ministry, then read this book!" F. Douglas Powe Jr., PhD, Director of Lewis Center for Church Leadership, James C. Logan Professor of Evangelism (E. Stanley Jones Chair), Wesley Theological Seminary
"Joshua has the unique ability to communicate a solid and sound, relevant blueprint for connecting the Millennials and the church. He will motivate and inspire you to be both an agent of transformation and advocate of relevant tradition for this crucial generation in ministry. A must read!" Rev. Linda D. Stevens, retired pastor, Jerusalem Baptist Church; Founder, New Life Empowerment Temple
Joshua L. Mitchell, MDiv, DMin, serves as Minister to Youth and College Students at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church in Houston, TX, where he provides leadership for more than 1,500 African American young people, ages 14-24.
An ordained Baptist minister and contributor to Urban Faith magazine, Rev. Dr. Mitchell holds a bachelor's degree in Communications, a Master of Divinity, and a Doctor of Ministry, earned from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond Virginia.
His nationwide research in black millennials and discipleship has made him a respected speaker, preacher, and teacher.
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