Black / African American

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Black / African American Ministry
Within God’s multicultural vision for our whole church, we cherish the opportunity to come together specifically as people in the Black / African American community at Blackhawk Church. Our mission is to build a thriving Black / African American community that follows Christ, fosters cross-cultural relationships for God’s Kingdom, and deeply impacts Dane County with Jesus’ love. We celebrate our shared stories, foods, traditions, values, music, and a sense of home that we sometimes crave while living within our city’s majority culture. We recharge spiritually, support one another, and celebrate what God is doing.

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Social Gatherings
Email [email protected] for more information.

Culture-Specific Community

As a culture-specific community, the Black / African American Ministry (BAAM) welcomes anyone who has extensive experience and involvement with the Black / African American community and identifies with Black / African American culture.

    • Race or cultural background
    • Interracial marriages or families
    • Parents of African American children

Gospel Fusion Venue

Gospel Fusion at Brader Way is a space where we intentionally follow God into multicultural community. This is expressed through fusing Gospel music with contemporary Christian music styles and exploring cultural expressions of prayer and community. Together, this creates opportunities for cross-cultural learning and experiences, drawing us closer to Christ and one another.

Our Story

The Black / African American Ministry at Blackhawk (BAAM) began through the collaboration of two churches in Madison: Zion City and Blackhawk. The pastors of these two churches, Chris Dolson and I (Coliér McNair), became friends years ago. Then, during the 2017 Reach campaign, Blackhawk sought to come alongside churches doing great ministry in neighborhoods that Blackhawk was not reaching at the time. This deepened our churches’ collaboration. At the same time, women in both congregations were coming together for the IF: Gathering.

Eventually, Zion City saw such a shared vision with Blackhawk that we asked to become a part of it. This marked the birth of the Black / African American Ministry and a great step forward in Blackhawk’s growth as a multicultural church. We look forward to what God has in store for this ministry in the days ahead and invite you to find a sense of home with us here.

– Pastor Coliér

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Teachings on Race & Faith
Acts: Empowered for Mission | 10-week teaching series (2021)

Race & Faith | 2-week teaching series from (2020)

#Race | Charles Yu, #trending series (February 3, 2019)

A New Humanity United By the Cross | Charles Yu, Ephesians: Beyond Measure (March 4, 2018)

Race | 3-week teaching series (2015)

Resources for Racial Reconciliation