Principles of Perseverance: Learning from the African-American Church Experience

This workshop discusses the stealth methods of a small community of emancipated, literate African slaves and Europeans in the 18th century who persevered under restricted religious freedom. With genius poetess Phillis Wheatley at the center of this stealth community, they wrote theology, smuggled slaves to freedom, and created art. In fact, they may constitute the first recorded mission activity from our shores—predating George Lisle and Hudson Taylor.