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Equipping the Saints: Promising Practices in Black Congregational Life (ETS) was launched in 2012 under the leadership of Howard University School of Divinity (HUSD) Dean Alton B. Pollard, III. Funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc., ETS is a three-year national research project designed to identify, document, and showcase some of the effective practices that contribute to the holistic health and well being of congregants and communities. Driven by the research interest of HUSD faculty collaborators, the following site-specific topics are the focus of current research.


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  • HUSD Dean Pollard and Dr. Love Interviewed on H.U.R. Voices (Sirius/XM) | July 16, 2014
    Howard University School of Divinity Dean Alton B. Pollard, III and Dr. Velma E. Love, project director for Equipping the Saints (ETS): Promising Practices in Black Congregational Life, were interviewed by WHUR’s News and Public Affairs Director Renee Nash on H.U.R. Voices (Sirius/XM Channel 141). The interview aired on July 11 and 12. A recording of the interview is available online.
  • ETS Faculty Research Collaborator Dr. Cheryl Sanders Interviewed by The Washington Post | July 7, 2014
    Equipping the Saints’ Faculty Research Collaborator Dr. Cheryl Sanders’ interview with Hamil Harris of The Washington Post is on YouTube. Dr. Sanders discusses the renovation of the historic Third Street Church of God, the building of the new church annex and the myriad of services provided to the community amid gentrification, etc. The Washington Post article, “For D.C.’s Third Street Church of God, Expanding, Renovating Wasn’t Easy,” is online.