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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.

Pastor at Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church, New Jersey

Alison VanBuskirk, Class of 2015

“My call as a pastor centers on shaping a community where people can connect and be real with each other and God.”