LCMS Black Ministry Fall 2022 TimeLine Newsletter

The Fall 2022 issue of the TimeLine newsletter highlights the recent 2022 LCMS Black Ministry Family Convocation in Mobile, Ala., where attendees discussed ways to inspire and invest in the next generation of Lutherans.

This issue of TimeLine newsletter features the stories of:

  • The Rev. Michael Shannon, who had no confirmation students following COVID closures and now has 10, with many students bringing their friends;
  • Dr. Patricia Jackson and her ministry through Lutheran education;
  • The Rev. Amos Gray’s practical tips for youth ministry;
  • The life of David Robinson Sr., 103-year-old member of St. John Lutheran in Detroit;
  • The work of the Rev. Christopher Bodley in inner-city Detroit;
  • The missionary service of the Rev. Delwyn Campbell in his hometown of Gary, Ind; and
  • A call for Lutheran schools to bring youth into the church from the Rev. B. Keith Haney, assistant to the president for Missions, Stewardship and Human Care in the LCMS Iowa District West.

In addition, the Black Clergy Caucus shares information about its theme for the next three years (2022–2025): “Advancing the Next Generation.”

We want to hear from you! If you have ideas for future issues, or comments or feedback on articles you’ve read in TimeLine, please contact the Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray Jr. at

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