African American Black Council

The African American Black Council (AABC) is a racial/ethnic council of the General Synod Council (GSC) of the RCA. In addition to being the voice of African American and black congregants and congregations in the RCA, the council also advocates for policies of inclusion and economic, social, and racial justice.

The AABC mission statement

The AABC celebrates God’s love by empowering, educating, and encouraging its members to partner with their communities and the RCA to develop ministries and policies for church growth, leadership development, social and racial justice, and economic development.”


The AABC has 24-28 members, all of whom are confessing members of an RCA church or church plant and are elected to serve by the region where the church is located. At least three of the members must be young adults, ages 18-29, who represent each geographical region. Terms are for three years.

Guiding Scripture

“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8)

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