BLACK MINISTRIES FACILITATOR, REV. CHARLES TILLMAN
Accountability, 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. Read more
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Strategic Readiness Team
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.
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.
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.
Plan of Action
1. Identify, develop, and recommend at least 25 emerging Black leaders in leadership positions on the Local, District, and General levels.
2. Declare the first Wednesday of each month for prayer and fasting for Nazarene Black Ministries, the BSRT, and the Black Ministries Facilitator
2016 Black Conference Video - Grace and Peace Magazine
Video and Audio Recordings
Nazarene Black Ministries History
A Case for Black History Month by Charles Tillman