Includes recitations, prayers, poetry, sample speeches, and responses. This book has been prepared to give persons asked to make welcome speeches or to respond to these speeches a handle on preparing what they will say.
A handy, inexpensive resource, More Welcome Speeches can be used by persons frequently or rarely asked to make welcome speeches. Sample speeches and responses are included which can also be used as a prototype for creating a welcome speech.
More Welcome Speeches provides a quality resource for laypersons in the church. This volume will appeal especially to members of African American churches.
In the African American community, welcoming speeches are important part of each program and service.)
More Welcome Speeches:
Includes poetry, prayers, recitations, tributes, and installation services
Offers appropriate Scripture verses for special days
Provide samples speeches and responses that ... more
This look at New Testament ethics in an African American context is a facinating study that analyzes the differences between first-century biblical ethics and the present reality of African Americans in the U.S.
Henry H. Mitchell's great contribution to the study of preaching has been his insistence that the homiletical practices of the Black church are gifts to the whole church. Nowhere has he made this point more forcefully than in Celebration and Experience in Preaching. In this classic text he advocates a way of preaching that genuinely engages all aspects of the congregation's attention, especially the ability to both understand and to feel the sermon's message. In this revised edition Mitchell builds on this groundbreaking work by examining in greater depth the multiple ways in which we experience the preached word, by defining the different kinds of claim on the behavior of the hearer that biblical texts express, and by e ... more
Henry H. Mitchell has completely revised and integrated his popular books The Recovery of Preaching and Black Preaching for seminarians and pastors--both Black and White--who are seeking to add power and vision to their sermons.
Mitchell persuasively demonstrates that Black culture and preaching style are vital for the empowerment of Black congregations and have much to offer the preaching method of all preachers. By focusing on the use of storytelling, imagination, and style of preaching rooted in African-American culture, Mitchell spotlights effective techniques for lively preaching.
Children imitate behaviors and learn values from the adults who care for them. In the absence of relationships or healthy, clearly transmitted values, children flounder. They are, one could say, relational refugees. Dr. Wimberly identifies the alienation of individuals amon the root causes of larger social problems, such as violence, domestic strife, racial prejudice, and addiction.
That the Holy Spirit is present in preaching is something we take for granted. How the Spirit is present is a question we seldom ask. Luke Powery suggests that we fail to ask that question to the detriment of our preaching. Drawing on the tradition of African American preaching, he locates the Spirit 's activity in the sermon in two primary places; First, in celebration, the joyous acceptance of God 's gifts to the church and to the world. But equally as powerful is the expression of lament, the lifting up of our sorrow, grief, and suffering. In these two experiences the Spirit plays the decisive role, enabling the preacher to lay the congregation 's joys and sorrows at the feet of the living God, and announcing God 's p ... more
In light of globalization, issues of race, gender, and class, and the rapidly changing roles of institutions, this volume asserts that Christian social ethics must be reframed completely. Contributors ask: How can moral community flourish in a global context? What kinds of leadership do we need to nurture global moral community? How shall we construe social institutions and social movements for change in the twenty-first century?
Firmly rooted in the black experience, this approach to homiletics helps readers understand preaching as an oral event. The call/response tension in black preaching is what drives the musicality of speech in black churches. Crawford refers to this musicality of speech in African American churches.
What's goin' down? I know you don't expect a seventy-five year old man to talk all that talk. . .
A strong and much needed book addressing black youth today, Preaching for Black Self-Esteem is geared to a generation of black men and women who can--suggests the authors--proudly face issues such as caste systems, one's own physical characteristics, feelings of ambivalence and inferiority, and even 'buppies'--economically upwardly mobile Blacks.
A very powerful collection of sermons for a generation of Blacks coming of age after the Civil Rights era.