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 …

Scott Sauls | Post-Election Guidance for Christians

November 15, 2020 ...

NAE President Walter Kim and Scott discuss: What evangelicals should believe about God’s sovereignty, regardless of who the president is; What we should think about authority, particularly if we deeply disagree with that authority; How Christians engage on political issues with society at large, especially non-Christian neighbors; and The opportunities the Church has in this …

A Call to Prayer for President-Elect & Vice President-Elect, and for Unity in the Nation

November 11, 2020 ...

In the statement, we commit to pray for President-Elect Joe Biden, current President Donald Trump, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris and current Vice President Mike Pence; for cooperation during the transition period; and for a peaceful transfer of power. We pray that our leaders will listen and speak to all Americans, including those who feel that …

Calling for Fair, Free and Safe Elections

November 5, 2020 ...

NAE President Walter Kim said, “As Christians, we believe in a just society that preserves the dignity and promotes the voice to its citizens. The disruptions of COVID-19 must be met with a vigorous effort to maintain the right to vote and ensure a free, fair, and fully participatory election.” Letter to Congress in May …

Chaplains and Our PTSD

October 20, 2020 ...

The Mission Chaplains minister to people during the worst times of their lives. Those affected in or after a crisis are emotionally charged or in some state of shock. It is a time when people are most vulnerable. Spiritual care from a chaplain during the crisis usually forever endears them to the ministry. No more …

Amy Black | Civics for Christians

October 15, 2020 ...

In this overview of civics for Christians, you’ll hear NAE President Walter Kim and Amy discuss: How we can apply Scripture to our current political experience; What principles should guide Christians when voting; Whether Christians should join political parties; and What the difference is between “politics” and “policy.” Read a Portion of the Transcript Walter:Churches …

How Science and Faith Work Together for Better Mental and Emotional Health

October 14, 2020 ...

In churches, the topic of “mental and emotional health” is trending across pulpits. Yet due to a lack of mental health education and training, churches have historically been ill-equipped in mental health support. I’m here to discuss the opportunity churches have to be part of a new future where mental and emotional health is amplified …

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,” …

Being Kintsugi People

October 9, 2020 ...

Sometimes during the day, I pause from the work of ministry to look at this bowl, in order to remember what kind of work is ministry. We are new creations remade from the broken pieces of old creation. When we encounter the challenge of mental and emotional health, we feel this labor acutely. Elijah was …

On Pastoring with a Mental Illness

October 8, 2020 ...

How did you first realize that you had a mental health issue? I’ve struggled with depression most of my teenage years, but I never had a name to what I was experiencing. I didn’t know what to call it, I just knew that I battled with sadness. When I was 26 years old, an event …