A Vanderbilt University online resource guide with tools for African American religious leaders. Vashti McKenzie says this new project is "sensitive to the seasons of congregational life of the African American worship experience. It is a 21st century electronic resource that will inspire, inform, and fertilize the spiritual ground from which effective preaching will grow."
"Black Americans are the most consistently religious — and religiously active — ethnic group in the country. More than 90 percent of black Americans surveyed reported having a religious affiliation, and more than six in 10 said they were members of historically black Protestant churches. Moreover, black Protestants are among the most religiously involved Americans — 85 percent say religion is very important in their lives, and more than half say they attend worship services at least once a week."