The Black church and its rich traditions of worship, mission and justice-seeking play a key role in United Methodism. In the Baltimore-Washington Conference, 28 percent of the churches, 23 percent of conference membership, and 29 percent of the pastors are African-American.
The following United Methodist groups provide resources for mission and ministry in the African-American community.
Black Methodists for Church Renewal is a national organization that provides resources and opportunities for networking for church leaders.
Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century is the official UMC caucus that speaks for growing vital African-American communities.
African-American Methodist Heritage Center provides a rich repository of black church history.
General Commission on Religion and Race provides resources to create vital conversations about race and faith within the church and the world.