The lives of young black men in the city are frequently lost or forsaken, but God has not forsaken them. This workshop provides guidelines and practical helps to move young men from a position of victimhood, to a position of leadership and strength… in Christ. This workshop offers a spiritual paradigm for ministry to urban black males which offers practical support enabling them to become leaders in their homes and communities. To recognize that God is able to do more than they can think or imagine in their lives, by God’s power that works within them!
Chris McNair is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, Minnesota Annual Conference. He has degrees from McMurry College (BS) in Abilene, TX, Asbury Theological Seminary (MDiv) in Wilmore, KY and Luther Theological Seminary (DMin) in St. Paul, MN. Rev. McNair’s focus is in urban ministry, particularly working with Black boys and young men. He is the author of “Young Lions: A Christian Rites of Passage for African American Young Men”, and his recently published book, “Not Forsaken: Growing Up Black, Male and Christian in the Hood”, expounding on over three decades of work in the inner city. He is the executive director of Christ’s Children Ministries, a grassroots urban ministry formed by he and his wife Lisa, serving unchurched children and families in urban Minneapolis.