Holistic Ministry Before We Called It That

By Al Tizon

Holistic ministry—what happens when churches engage the world in both word and deed, through both evangelism and justice—is a relatively new term, reflecting how evangelicals rediscovered social activism as part of the biblical missional agenda.

But African American churches have been wording and deeding it for quite a long time! I was reminded of this by this short slide show on the legacy of activism in the African American church.

How about your church tradition—what kind of legacy of holistic ministry does it have?

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