More on LAMP-RDU's Vision and Mission

LAMP Seminary RDU promotes the following resources as valuable tools for the local church in line with our vision and mission:



Racial Reconciliation

Reformed African American Network - "The mission of the Reformed African American Network is to fuel modern reformation in the African American community and with a multi-ethnic mindset by providing biblically-faithful resources, by connecting Christians who adhere to Reformed doctrines–especially African Americans, and by building theology in community from a Reformed and African American perspective as well as with others from diverse ethnic backgrounds."

Grace and Race  - Resources from Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC that provides "events and spaces for prayer, conversation, and the sharing of cultural goods across racial/ethnic lines."

The AND Campaign  - "an urban coalition that promotes the voice of human flourishing in the socio-political arena. We seek to assert biblical wisdom and restore the true narrative of humankind to its rightful prominence which is justice for all."

The Front Porch - "Conversations about faithfulness in African-American churches and beyond."

The New City Network - "Planting, growing, and encouraging urban churches that pursue the poor."

PCA's Mission to North America, African American Ministries - "Vision: To see the PCA grow in redemptive ethnic unity. Mission: To work within the PCA to see an elevated, cultivated, and integrated African American presence in the PCA."

Thriving Frequency Conference - "Thriving is an urban missions organization that seeks to inspire, encourage, and train those who aspire to or are actively engaged in Gospel ministry in the urban context."

Arrabon Conference - "Arrabon equips churches and organizations with effective cross-cultural engagement and reconciliation practices for their community."

Duke Divinity School Center for Reconciliation - "The Center for Reconciliation (CFR) was founded to inspire, form, and support leaders, communities, and congregations to live as ambassadors of reconciliation."

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Pastoral Ministry and Leadership Development

Prof. Rah's Blog - "Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is Milton B. Engerbretson Association Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary."

Pastor Eric Mason - "Dr. Eric Mason lives in the heart of Philadelphia with his wife, Yvette, and his two sons Immanuel and Nehemiah. Dr. Mason is founder and lead pastor of Epiphany Fellowship. He is also the founder and president of Thriving Inc., an urban ministry organization committed to training leaders for ministry in different cities in the U.S. and abroad."

Pastor Derwin L. Gray - "Derwin L. Gray is the founding and Lead Pastor of Transformation Church, a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, mission-shaped community with two campuses in South Carolina (Indian Land and Rock Hill), both just south of Charlotte, North Carolina."

Pastor Doug Logan - "serves as Lead Pastor of Epiphany Camden. Doug and his wife Angel have been married since 1996 and have been blessed with three sons, Bernie, Aharon, and Avery. He is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Doug served at both 10th Presbyterian and Epiphany Fellowship in a 2-year Church Plant Residency program before planting EFC. He also serves as, Vice President of Relational Connectivity and is a Board Member of a Urban Church Planting Network called Thriving."

Anthony Bradley - "Dr. Anthony B. Bradley is an author, professor, and public intellectual whose provocative and compelling views have made him a highly sought after lecturer, TV commentator, and cultural critic."

Leaders Collective - "We help pastors and church planters sustain healthy, fruitful ministry so they--through Jesus' Church--can advance the gospel throughout the world."

New City Fellows - "New City Fellows seeks to equip young professionals to be gospel-shaped leaders in the social, cultural and spiritual renewal of Raleigh."

Sam James Institute - As the equipping ministry of the The Summit Church, "The Sam James Institute (SJI) equips people for their calling in God’s mission to make disciples."

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Christian Community Development Association - The CCDA aims, "To inspire, train, and connect Christians who seek to bear witness to the Kingdom of God by reclaiming and restoring under-resourced communities."

Chalmers Center for Economic Development - "The Chalmers Center's vision is for local churches to declare and demonstrate to people who are poor that Jesus Christ is making all things new. Everything we do begins and ends with helping the church fulfill that role. We equip churches to walk alongside people who are poor, breaking the spiritual, social, and material bonds of poverty."

Asset-Based Community Development Institute (Northwestern University) - "Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future."

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Zac Hicks - "Zac Hicks (D.Min. candidate, Knox Theological Seminary; M.Div., Denver Seminary; B.A., Biola University) is Canon for Worship & Liturgy at Cathedral Church of the Advent (Birmingham, AL), blogger at, and author of The Worship Pastor (Zondervan, 2016). Zac's passions include exploring the intersection of old and new in worship and thinking through the pastoral dimensions of worship leading. He is a songwriter, having recorded seven albums to date."

New City Music - "Scripture tells of a heavenly city where chosen people from every nation and tongue gather together to worship God. When Jesus returns we will finally see this city perfected, the way it was meant to be. But even now we see vivid glimpses of it in our local congregations. In cities around the world, believers are joining hands across cultural barriers and lifting their voices together in praise of their Savior. Many musicians leading this worship have been trained at New City Fellowship. This site hopes to further extend this movement, offering music, video, instruction, and reflection for those who want to take part in the vision of cross cultural worship."

Doxology & Theology - "a fellowship of evangelical worship leaders deeply committed to renewing our faith in the gospel of Christ and to renewing our ministry practices to conform fully to the gospel."

Cardiphonia - "We are an ongoing collaboration of artists and musicians giving their first fruits to the church."

Calvin Institute of Christian Worship - "The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW), located at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is an interdisciplinary study and ministry center that promotes the scholarly study of the theology, history, and practice of Christian worship and the renewal of worship in worshiping communities across North America and beyond."

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CCEF (Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation) - "Our mission is to restore Christ to counseling and counseling to the church by thinking biblically about the issues of living."

Intersect - "Intersect exists to educate you to engage the intersection of faith, culture, work and economics so you can equip others and be empowered to glorify God in all your life." 

The Bible Project - creative animated videos which show, "The Bible is a unified narrative that leads to Jesus and has profound wisdom for the modern world."

New City Catechism - short, question & answer format of timeless Christian truths.

The Davenant Trust - " a non-profit organization founded to support the renewal of Christian wisdom for the contemporary church. We seek to sponsor historical scholarship at the intersection of the church and academy, build networks of friendship and collaboration within the Reformed and evangelical world, and equip the saints with time-tested resources for faithful public witness."

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