Although, many church goers will be in competition this Easter Sunday to see who has the best new outfit, a NC minister is issuing another challenge to black churches.
Durham NC, Minister Paul Scott , founder of the newly formed Black Messiah Movement is issuing the “Black Church Challenge,” an effort to get Black churches more connected to the black community.
Scott says that in earlier years , pastors and their congregations were heavily involved in the movement to help their fellow African Americans, “now in the age of mega churches , many pastors seem more concerned with passing out collections plates than passing out plates to the homeless.
He is also challenging the Black church to get reconnected with the struggle for justice for African Americans. “During the 60’s, many black pastors were on the front lines marching for the civil rights of African Americans, now many are more concerned about driving fancy cars than marching, says Scott.
Scott says that if the churches were involved in their immediate communities and established more community programs, 99% of the problems facing African Americans such as youth violence, the academic achievement gap and unemployment could be solved, overnight.
“Stop waiting on a Savior and be one, “ says Scott
Minister Paul Scott was ordained a Baptist minister but left the church in 2003 to form the Messianic Afrikan Nation Ministry where he conducts a “street institute” every Sunday where he teaches and passes out free black history books in the hood. He can be reached at (919) 972-8305 or firstname.lastname@example.org Follow on Twitter @truthminista