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Freedom School Theme:
Chasing the God of our Ancestors
In alignment with our corporate theme #GodChasers, Chasing the God of our Ancestors: Freedom School 2024 urges our scholars to embark on a profound journey of discovery, commitment, and reconnection. Grounded in the belief that God has a plan for the future inclusive of welfare and hope, the theme inspires a deliberate pursuit of understanding biblical and historical ancestors that allows for an understanding of our present relationship with and to our Creator.
Our Adult, Children & Youth curriculums will encourage scholars to delve into the wisdom, struggles, and triumphs of their forebears, drawing parallels between Biblical and other historical contexts. This theme serves as a call to study and reflect on the stories of both biblical and historical figures whose life stories allow us to seek God, understanding God’s character, and our relationship to God. Through this exploration our scholars are empowered to glean insights, strength, and inspiration from the legacies of those who came before, affirming their identity and purpose in the divine narrative as those desiring to seek God with all their hearts.
Delve into a profound exploration of the lives of women across time and cultures with “The Color Purple, Scripture & Tradition.” This course explores the powerful narratives of women who, against the backdrop of both biblical stories and the harrowing eras of African American enslavement and post-Civil War, displayed resilience, strength, and resistance. Scholars will think critically about the well-known and untold stories of women who defied oppression, fought for their rights, and navigated the complex terrain of family, faith, and freedom.
Dr. Deborah Gray White & Rev. Danté R. Quick, Ph. D.
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Chasing the God of our Ancestors: Where it All Began! hopes to meet the goal of Freedom School and the 2024 theme of FBCLG by helping our young scholars learn about who God is through the relationships their ancestors (both biblical and non-biblical) had with and to the God of the Bible. Each week, scholars will be introduced to critical biblical texts and “characters” in the book of Genesis to develop an understanding of God’s character, actions, and love for God’s people. Accompanying the explication of the Biblical text and characters will be a lesson on an essential historical African or African American figure whose story is analogous to the week’s biblical content and aligned with the week’s lesson. Indeed, scholars will become God Chasers by Chasing or pursuing God by looking at the stories of those who lived long before them and learning how their relationship to and with God might impact and inform their own.