"He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?" Micah 6:8
Global Ministries promotes Allen Temple Baptist Church’s awareness of and involvement with issues that concern people globally, and especially Africans and people of African descent. The Ministry provides opportunities for service and education, and for cultural, religious, and economic exchange.
Our Activities: Global Ministries facilitates cultural, economic, and religious exchange, in part, by sponsoring sojourns globally, and particularly to the African continent. Global Ministries provides experiences that help participants affirm their personal
connection to Africa as her sons and daughters.
What We Believe: Our Pastor Emeritus, Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Sr., often said, “just as those of Jewish heritage advocate on behalf of the State of Israel, and those of Irish heritage advocate on behalf of Ireland, and those of Italian heritage advocate on behalf of Italy, so we of African descent must advocate on behalf of African people worldwide.”
We believe that the African American Church should heed Pan-Africanist calls for African economic cooperation, and Black historical and cultural awareness.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has said that one of the principles undergirding South African society is Ubuntu – the essence of being human. Ubuntu is an Nguni word that describes a particular African worldview in which people can only find fulfillment through interacting with other people. Thus, it represents a spirit of kinship across both race and creed that unites humankind to a common purpose. Bishop Tutu has said: "Ubuntu is very difficult to render into a Western language…It is to say: 'My humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in what is yours”. People who embrace this principle are known for their generosity.
We believe there are many ways that African people can help one another, and help people worldwide.
In our modern western society, people think of themselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another. However, we have come to understand that we cannot live isolated from one another in this country or in the world.
We believe that going on spiritual sojourns and sharing with others will cause a deeper expression of our humanity.
Ultimately, what motivates us is our desire to answer God’s call to ‘do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly. We will do our part to bring about global justice, to show love and compassion, and to eliminate human suffering. We will strive to remain humble remembering that God has called us to this work, and that it is God, who enables us to accomplish it.
The Global Ministries Team thanks Allen Temple Family and Friends for their support and the opportunity to serve our sisters and brothers! The team will journey to South Africa June 23 through July 5 to minister! Please join us in prayer with and for them each day of their mission trip as well as include their covenant in your daily prayers. To read their covenant, please click here
Click here to view the Oakland Post article on the 2015 From Charity To Justice International Missions Conference.
Ultimately, what motivates us is our desire to answer God’s call to ‘do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly.’ We will do our part to bring about global justice, to show love and compassion, and to eliminate human suffering. We will strive to remain humble remembering that God has called us to this work, and it is God, who enables us to accomplish it.
Reverend Theophous Reagans