Black church studies leads the Divinity School in the great work of strengthening the body of Christ through critical reflection, dialogue, and praxis that is propelled by the prophetic witness of global Black Church traditions.

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.