Dinner Table Conversation (Hampton Roads)
January 25 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 pm ESTFree
Join us for our live Dinner Table Conversation, with a varied group of Pastors and Faith Leaders from Newport News, Hampton, and York County. We will be discussing various topics from Racism and the Church, Covid19 and the Church isolation, Faith – Work and Economics and other topics.
As we enter a new year, pastors, like the rest of us, often find themselves reflecting on the past year. New Years give us an opportunity to remember, realize potential areas for growth, and move forward with hopes and goals for a fresh start. While a new year offers these positive opportunities, we remain in a polarized and often burdened culture or community. These divisions within our society, though, offer peacemaking opportunities for the local church.
As leaders and congregations committed to biblical authority and the timeless moral and spiritual convictions of historic Christianity, we will never please everyone or always win over our opponents. This is why compassionate, intercession-infused courage and wisdom are vital for leading God’s people in to maturity and kingdom influence.
The obvious “hot-button” economic, moral, and social issues must be confronted: divisions of class, gender and race, abortion and infanticide, marriage and sexual ethics, peace and war, and many more. These require deep study, discernment, and humility.
There are, however, “hidden issues” of love and justice the local church is uniquely equipped to address. Convening partners and confronting particular barriers to human flourishing will enhance peace among diverse groups and offer a shining witness of Christ in a world darkened by moral inversion and spiritual confusion.” (Charlie Self, Love and justice: Hidden issues in pastoral ministry, January 2019)
We welcome you to participate in this conversation by clicking HERE for our Facebook Live Broadcast.