St. Louis Churches Put Strong Emphasis on Urban Ministry
Story and photos by John Coleman
The Revs. Conway Briscoe (left) and Tom Fogarty outside Centenary UMC, St. Louis, MO. Read the story...
The Revs. Monica Jefferson, dean of the St. Louis Urban Academy, and Joe Connelly, Urban Academy consultant and trainer, talk with Diane Johnson after the commissioning at a Holy Boldness Urban Ministry training module in St. Louis. MO.
Gateway Central District (metro St. Louis) Superintendent, the Rev. Nancye Dunlap, speaks at the final St. Louis Holy Boldness Urban Academy training..
Missouri Area Bishop Robert Schnase speaking at the final St. Louis Holy Boldness Urban Academy training.
"Our design team began preparing a year in advance. The pastor's role is key; so all pastors had to participate in months of small-group studies to get them talking to each other."
The Rev. Monica Jefferson is Dean of the Urban Academy and Missouri Conference Coordinator for Urban and Intercultural Ministries.
The Rev. Kevin Kosh, Union Memorial UMC at the final St. Louis Holy Boldness Urban Academy training.