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Center for Black Church Studies

Mission

The Center for Black Church Studies endeavors to cultivate black theological genius and inspire people to interweave their ministry and scholarly work into the historical tapestry of the black church’s prophetic witness. Subsequently, critical reflection is for emancipatory action. The Center for Black Church Studies also functions as a center for creativity fostering theological imagination and cultivating innovative practices.

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What We Do

  • Bridge the gap between the church and the academy
  • Cultivate theological genius
  • Support students, local churches, and pastors through educational opportunities and by building community

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Special Advisor & Founding Director, IJM Institute

Bethany Hoang, Class of 2004

“The rooting of justice in our spiritual formation in Christ requires careful thought and teaching. I was equipped to lead in this way through my time at PTS. ”