Black church studies leads the Divinity School in racial reconciliation by helping all students reflect on racial identity and its legacies, the challenges for Christians of color, and the concerns of the global black church.

The Office of Black Church Studies assists the theological formation of seminarians by supporting the work of the faculty, especially those teaching and administering courses in black church studies; counseling black seminarians and prospective students; providing educational opportunities through events, lectures, and domestic and international field education. It also helps students of color gain the greatest value from their theological formation, while supporting all students in deepening communion across racial and cultural boundaries.