African American global missions is certainly no prairie fire, but there are brush fires all over the country, which, with the wind of the Spirit will flare and ignite to result in the considerable human and financial resources of the African American church being utilized for global mission. These sites provide resources toward that end.
- Jim Sutherland
Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse provides unreached–people–group profiles and other resources to churches wanting to “adopt” an ethnic group as yet unreached with the Gospel. They are available for church missions conferences.
Mission Frontiers devoted their April 2000 issue to “The African American & Missions.” The issue is, thankfully, online. It's worth a visit.
Shalom Outreach does an amazing job of mobilizing African Americans through short-term mission trips.
SIM has for years had staff specifically designated for African American recruitment.
A US Center for World Missions affiliate is the African American Center for World Missions. It's worth a visit.
Urbana has perhaps the most comprehensive page of links relating to African American missions
Wycliffe Bible Translators has the only section of a major missions–sending organization (of which I'm aware) devoted entirely to African Americans. You'll find information on African American missions and some African American missionaries serving with Wycliffe.
The US Census Bureau has much demographic information on African Americans.
African American Church Missions —“an 'international town well' for black churches to connect ” to share inspirational stories and resources for global missions.
Great Commission Global Ministries—“It is our mission to equip, network, and mobilize all people, but especially Black people, for ministry to the world.”
Africa On Fire specializes in African American church mobilization, utilizing a discipleship model.
Life Impact Opportunities focuses upon missions mobilization, missionary care and leadership multiplication.
Eric and Ramona Reese serve in a dangerous slum (favela) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Here is a video of their ministry. They serve with the International Missions Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).
Gina is an African American missionary in Lima, Peru. Here is an account of a short-term ministry trip of two African American University of Kentucky, USA students. Gina serves with the International Missions Board of the SBC.
Know the Truth International Ministries specializes in short-term missions trips to eastern Africa, and to the Caribbean.
Blackchurchmissions.org has some unique Black history exhibits and missions information, with links. This is the work of Joel Freeman, who wrote Return to Glory.
Ethnic Harvest has a valuable page of "Gospel Resources for African Americans.
Arnold Polk, an African American, has developed the interlocking block machine, which produces superior building blocks with far less time and money. Blocks can be used in as regular building blocks for clinics, homes, churches and water catchment systems. For more information, visit Polk Building Ministries.