E. K. Bailey Preaching Conference

Alliance for Greater Works attended the 25th Annual E. K. Bailey Preaching Conference at Concord Church in Dallas, Texas, July 6-7, 2021. The goal was to introduce our new initiative, The Resilient Church Collective (RCC), to those pastors in attendance. The RCC is a statewide initiative in Texas designed to help leaders of churches serving African Americans and other people of color through trauma-informed healing. 

The E. K. Bailey Preaching Conference is a highly regarded gathering amidst the African American preaching community. This conference was founded by the late E. K. Bailey and is now hosted by Bryan L. Carter, Senior Pastor of Concord Church. The theme was “Preaching After the Pivot: Biblical Preaching to a Hybrid Church” – addressing the new normal facing churches in this “post-mid-pandemic” era and a response to the many societal concerns of our ever-changing world. Pastors from all over the country convened physically and virtually at the campus of Concord Church to learn from those who are leading the way in this “new normal.” 

Alliance for Greater Works is actively seeking a cohort of approximately 25 Texas churches to participate in The Resilient Church Collective, and the E. K. Bailey Preaching Conference was a great opportunity to connect with pastors interested in expanding their knowledge and garnering tools to better address mental health in the Black Church. 

If you know of a church that meets the criteria of and would benefit from The Resilience Church Collective, share this information with them. For more detailed information and to apply for the initiative visit our website at https://allianceforgreaterworks.org/resilient-church-collective/.

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Christie Dobbins

Community Engagement Specialist

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