Reverend Daughter Ministries began in honor of her late mother, Carol M. Smith, who affectionally used "Reverend Daughter" to affirm Rev. Nikia Smith Robert's call to ordained ministry. Reverend Daughter's mother was an activist in her own right and introduced Reverend Daughter to the "God of the Oppressed." In the lineage of a freedom-fighting mother, Rev. Daughter continued to advocate for those who are marginalized by actively engaging justice work that is premised on the liberative principals of biblical witness. Reverend Daughter Ministries (RDM) is a ministry that combines faith and justice to strengthen the beloved community and build a more just society.
The objective of RDM is to provide communities, organizations and faith leaders with serviceable models of faith and justice through radical preaching, scholarship and activism.
Through preaching, teaching and activism, the vision of RDM is to challenge conventionality and complicity with a call to action for communities of faith to respond to injustices as grounded in a rich prophetic tradition of social activism and radical faith. RDM envisions a 'woke' church that is committed to prophetic resistance, proclamation and praxis that probes unjust public policies and laws while promoting equality and human dignity for the marginalized as consonant with biblical witness.
Our motto is, "Just Faith: living justified by faith and faithfully living for justice" The interstices of faith and justice is widely grounded in scripture. More particularly, however, Rabbi Simlai (ca. A.D. 250) shares that "Moses gave Israel 613 commandments, David reduced them to 10, Isaiah to 2, but Habakkuk to 1: 'the just will live by faith.'" At RDM, we fervently believes that a “just faith” empowers us to live faithfully for justice.
o How does the believer engage scripture and faith to pointedly address social and political realities that evoke the fulness of humanity?
o How does the church regain the trust of the community by becoming more visible, engaged and relevant in its response to injustice?
o In an age of technology and social media, how do faith communities organize and mobilize the masses in ways that are electric and effective?
o How do communities of faith resist "church as usual" on "just another sabbath sunday" and instead find innovative, exciting and engaging ways to make disciples and apply the biblical mandate to, "do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our G-d?"
o How does the body of believers make an impact in a world of unbelievers?
o How do we align our ministries to serve the most vulnerable, such as seeing Jesus' proximity to the criminality as a call to act in solidarity with those who are incarcerated?
Join the faith movement today and live faithfully committed to justice with Reverend Daughter Ministries where we firmly believe in the reconciling work of a Just Faith! Book Reverend Daughter today.