What if my church doesn’t have the financial resources to commit to the strategies suggested?

While it was not the leading barrier to implementing HIV ministry in the NAACP’s nationwide survey, some ministers reported not having resources to engage in HIV prevention ministry. Commitment to making HIV a priority in your church does not have to cost any money. Through commitment, we can build partnerships and identify the resources. There are many free resources available to help you. Many are listed in the Resource section of the Manual and some are included on the online resources page.

Other resources include:

  • Health agencies,
  • Health professionals in your own congregation,
  • Brochures, litanies, prayers, and
  • Mobile testing units that can be made available to churches in many locations for no charge.

There are also some grants for faith-based HIV initiatives in some communities.

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Learn About Our Work In the Community

Visit our blog to read about the work The Black Church & HIV initiative is doing across the U.S. to fight the HIV epidemic’s disparate impact on Black America.

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Social Justice

The Pastoral Brief and Activity Manual provide more in-depth information about HIV’s impact on the Black community, resources, and how to join the fight.

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