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On October 14 in Newport News, Virginia, Associate Professor of  Christian Education, Spiritual Formation, and Youth Ministry Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield shared from a new book project in a presentation entitled “Faith Lives of African American Adolescents” to the Convening Table on Education at the National Council of Churches meeting on “Ending Racism: Confronting Our Past, Revisiting Our Present and Naming God’s Preferred Future.” 

Dr. Crutchfield, along with co-author Dr. Denise Jannsen of the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, just signed a contract for the book to be published in the fall of 2021 with Judson Press. The working title is Faith Formation in African American Adolescents.

On October 17, Dr. Crutchfield was the guest preacher for the Trevecca University of the Nazerene Church chapel service in Nashville, Tennessee.

Using material from his Covenant Discipleship in the Local Church course he is teaching this semester, he preached the message “What Does It Really Mean to Follow Jesus?” After worship, students gathered for lunch for a special chat with Dr. Crutchfield in which he spoke about his journey, discipleship, and the importance of seminary–including specifically what MTS has to offer.

Dr. Crutchfield also recently submitted the final manuscript for his book Faith Formation in the African American Church to the publisher this week. It is scheduled to be released by Judson Press in the fall of 2020.