Probably not many more than 400-500 African-American cross-cultural missionaries exist among approximately 42 million African-Americans. While the Black church focuses upon the needs of the local congregations and community — understandably so — global missions is usually the "Great Omission." Although local ministry is essential, so the mandate to the Black church is the same as to any other part of Christ’s Body — to go to the ends of the earth to give everyone the opportunity to hear the Gospel. RMNi desires to help churches establish and pursue their global mission priorities.
If you would like to obtain a bound copy of the Director's PhD dissertation entitled: African American Under-representation In Intercultural Missions: Perceptions Of Black Missionaries And The Theory Of Survival/Security, go here for ordering information. The dissertation is publication number 9826892. The work was completed at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois in 1998. You may also download and print the dissertation yourself by clicking here.