Building a City on a Hill: African American Communities of Purpose

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Building A City On A Hill: African American Communities of Purpose explores how we can shine for Jesus by demonstrating Christian character wherever God has placed us. Each chapter reminds us that God calls us to be Christians at home, at work, and in the community. This call enables us to change lives and foster economic development, which causes families and communities to flourish. A revisit of historic Black towns showcases the self-sufficient businesses and enterprises that African Americans built after emancipation. Vocational excellence, unselfish service, and an awareness that God is at work in each life are key to this curriculum.

Building A City On A Hill is suitable for Adult Vacation Bible School, small groups, and individual Bible study. The lives of ten Bible characters serve as examples of good works and moral excellence while being the light in their particular situations. By learning about these characters, you will be inspired and equipped to be the light of the world.


  • Family Devotion
  • Private Study
  • Weekday Bible Studies
  • Adult Vacation Bible School
  • Church Retreats
  • Ministry Group Training

Written and edited by Kwasi I. Kena, D.Min., and Carey Latimore, Ph.D. Compiled and edited by Ramon Mayo.



Building A City On A Hill: African American Communities of Purpose Leader’s Guide

Building A City On A Hill: African American Communities of Purpose Student Workbook



Dr. Kwasi I. Kena is the Faculty Chair and Associate Professor of Ethnic and Multicultural Ministry at Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana.

Dr. Carey Latimore is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where he teaches courses such as The African American Experience Through Reconstruction.