What a joy to host a cross section of progressive African American faith leaders from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference. Their commitment to justice, economic equality, and faith-based community development was inspiring. We look forward to continuing our work together. www.sdpconference.info
Faith and Money Network is excited to announce a new collaboration with the Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference (SDPC). The SDPC is a social justice organization that reaches African American congregations from around the country who are committed to sustaining justice ministries. The mission of the SDPC is to nurture, sustain, and mobilize the African American faith community in collaboration with civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders, to address critical needs of human and social justice within local, national, and global communities.
Thanks to a grant from the Lilly Endowment, SDPC is creating The Micah Institute and Ministerial Excellence Fund. This fund will enable congregations and seminaries to address and correct the economic challenges facing pastoral leaders who desire to transition from a theology of scarcity to one of sufficiency.
The Institute and Fund represent a long-term program and financial investment to help serve and sustain ministry excellence in some of the most challenging communities of this nation. The targeted audience and partners will be pastors, seminaries and their students and congregational lay leaders, all stakeholders in modeling Christian stewardship and discipleship.
Our role at Faith and Money Network will be to support SDPC servant leaders by offering tools, information and unique sets of historically and culturally significant experiences that they self-identify with and feel they can use to help sustain and advance their own effective community development in oppressed urban, rural and suburban neighborhoods, on their own terms, in partnership with others.