Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Black Church Studies, Black Liberation Theology, Race Reconciliation
Christian Denominations and Sects | Christianity | Practical Theology
Wright, Dante, "Transitioning a Traditional African American Baptist Church in a Postmodern World" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 866.
This project will examine how one church, Sweet Home - The Pinnacle of Praise, rose to the challenge of transitioning from being a traditional black Baptist church to a church equipped to meet the needs of a diverse yet crumbling American culture. The rationale for selecting this topic was the observance that in the 21st century, many black Baptist churches are, to some degree, failing to meet the needs of a fast growing post-modern culture. The potential value of this topic can be seen as a testimony that transformation is possible, practical and it positions the church for success in reaching today's postmoderns for Christ. The approach of this project will be practical and it will demonstrate how this church utilized biblical principles, African-American history, and black liberation theology as a blueprint to restructure the church to meet the needs of this changing culture.