Who We Partner With

Strengthening the Black Church
(SBC 21)

Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century is a program designed to assist United Methodist churches with predominantly black congregations to become more effective in mission and ministry. It does this by linking successful congregational resource centers and coaches with congregations that are in search of new ideas and revitalization.

SBC 21 seeks to strengthen Black congregations by providing opportunities for Partner Congregations (pastor and team members) to step away from the persistent obligations of daily and weekly parish life and engage in learning/mentoring/coaching environment for strengthening the congregation as well for personal renewal and reflection.