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Black Ministries Ethnic Facilitator, Rev. Charles Tillman - Role and Function
The Black Ministries Facilitator, Rev. Charles Tillman, is accountable to the Multicultural Ministries USA/Canada regional office and his primary function is to implement the agreed-upon policies and strategies for evangelism and strengthening of existing structures on the various districts of the Church of the Nazarene.
1. The Facilitator is available to arrange meetings with district superintendents and district leaders to help formulate and implement church planting strategies. 2. Upon the approval of the district superintendent, visit churches and pastors who express a desire to sponsor culture specific congregations. 3. Upon the approval of the district superintendent, visit to culture-specific congregations that express the need for consultation in leadership development. 4. Recommend potential pastors for new and existing congregations. 5. Assist district superintendents, when requested, in the development of strategies for new initiative among specific people groups.
Contact Rev. Charles Tillman for more information about Black Ministries.
Black Ministries Strategic Readiness Team
The Black Ministries Strategic Readiness Team 2017-2021 met at the Global Ministry Center on July 12 - 13, 2017. Strategic Readiness Teams meet annually to pray, plan and strategize for their perspective ethnic group in the USA/Canada. The new members of the Strategic Readiness Team for the next quadrennial (2017- 2021) are Rev. Charles Tillman, Rev. David Solomon, Rev. Dianne Adams Bonner, Rev. John Wright, Rev. Sidney Mitchell, Rev. Shane Burt-Miller (for Rev. Althea Taylor), Rev. Montague Williams and Minister Cassandra Trotman. Members of the Strategic Readiness Team (SRT) serve for a maximum of four years, are appointed by the Black Ministries Facilitator, and work alongside the Facilitator, Rev. Charles Tillman in the development of a strategic plan. The team reviewed and updated the objectives of Black Ministries for the quadrennium. Click here for contact information.
Black Ministries Unique Mission
The mission statement for Black Nazarene Ministries is to help the Church of the Nazarene develop strategies for reaching black communities through the starting of new churches and the implementation of inclusive discipleship and culturally-specific leadership training programs. We articulate this mission through what we call Project H.O.P.E., or Helping Our People Evangelize. Members of the Black Mission Team help to create a focus group that is advisory in its capacity, visionary in its strategy, reconciliatory in its mission, and prophetic in its message.
The Black Ministries Strategic Readiness Team shall help districts and local congregations in the following manner:
1. To provide a voice for African-American and Black members of the Church of the Nazarene. 2. To strengthen Black churches in the Church of the Nazarene. 3. To identify potential target areas where new congregations could be started. 4. To train and nurture leaders of our churches for gospel-inspired service to the Black community. 5. To provide support for institutions that strengthen our community. 6. To provide relevant ministry for our youth and young adults. 7. To empower laity for present-day ministry. 8. To create denominational and district partnerships for service and evangelism. 9. To be active advocates for racial justice at home and abroad. 10. To provide spiritual nurture for our members. To enhance clergy-lay ministry partnerships.
Black Ministries Plan of Action
1. Identify, develop, and recommend at least 25 emerging Black leaders in leadership positions on the Local, District, and General levels.
Black Ministries Ministry Resources
2016 Black Conference Video - Grace and Peace Magazine
Nazarene Black Ministries History