Commitment to Unity Is What the Church Needs Most

January 5, 2021 ...

“The lines of division have never been so wide in our country. Polarization is like powerful magnets throughout our ideological spectrum. They pull us apart and clump us into tribes. We have a hard time breaking away from the magnetic security of being with like-minded people, who reinforce our like-mindedness. Efforts to move towards others …

Lawsuits Should Not Be the Solution to Conflict Among Christians

December 9, 2020 ...

“Paul begins his letter to the Corinthians by reminding the church how they resolve conflict,” said Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “‘If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord’s people?’ This correlates with …

Churches Facilitate Conversations Between Police and Community

November 18, 2020 ...

“As trusted institutions, churches have a unique opportunity — and responsibility — to bring together groups of people who have tension or conflict with each another,” said Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “We want to see our communities thrive, and churches can play an important role in improving the relationships …

Prognosis Good for Churches Post-COVID

October 13, 2020 ...

“The coronavirus pandemic has not had an equal impact on the health and ministries of churches across the country. But it’s encouraging to see that evangelical leaders — many of whom lead networks of churches — see the majority of their churches flourishing and blessing their communities through the innovation and entrepreneurship of their leaders,” …

How Evangelicals Come to Faith

September 3, 2020 ...

“Throughout the Bible the family is central to God’s vision for human beings and society,” said Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. “As expected, family plays a foundational role in introducing the next generation to Jesus Christ. At the same time, evangelism beyond family is critical, especially in a post-Christian world.” In …

Evangelical Leaders Encourage Participation in Census

July 7, 2020 ...

“Census data impact decisions at the national, state, tribal and local levels — from congressional representation to the allocation of billions of dollars,” said Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “A full count helps distribute resources more equitably, which is why many churches, denominations and organizations promote participation.” Deborah Pegues, best-selling author …

Most Pastors Do Not Feel Equipped for Mental Health Issues

June 2, 2020 ...

“Pastors cannot be expected to have the same level of skill, training and experience as professional therapists,” said Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Pastors have a shepherding and counseling role to play, but should refer when people need the next layer of care. Pastors should also play a role in …

U.S. Should Seek to De-escalate Tensions With Iran

February 27, 2020 ...

“U.S. evangelical leaders are concerned with peace and security in Iran and throughout the Middle East,” said Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Many know Iranian Christians and churches, and lament the widespread suffering among Iranian people. Our leaders know that the situation with Iran is complex and reject simplistic answers.” …