"He has told you what is good and what the Lord requires from you: to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God."
Micah 6:8 CEB
Americans feel more divided from their fellow Americans than they have in decades. And nowhere is this more painful than in our churches, where we are called to put aside our differences and come together as Christian family. Pastors were already planning for the tensions that elections can sometimes create, but this year’s pandemic, economic worries, and racial injustices have exposed further how divided we are as a country.
With many Americans reporting they are “worn out” by political discussions:
- How do church leaders pastor through this great divide and bring prophetic hope to their communities?
- How do we hold space for multiple views without holding space for harm?
- How do we disagree without becoming enemies?
- How do we transform our fears into opportunities for being light in the world?
Join us in this important series as we give hope and seek transformation for our weary spirits.
Rev. Lisa Yebuah
Rev. Lisa Yebuah currently serves as the Lead Pastor of the Southeast Raleigh Table, an United Methodist worshipping community in Raleigh, North Carolina. She’s a ’99 graduate of Wofford College and an ’04 graduate of Duke University Divinity School.
What fuels her life in ministry is seeing people become their best selves, and in turn, seeing the world become a better and more just place. Most would describe Lisa as a glutton for joy and a lover of people. She’s a self-professed party-starter, people-watcher, biscuit-eating CrossFitter, and admits to having a slight obsession with 90’s R&B and the television show, “The Office.”
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How Did We Get Here? Exploring the Roots of Our Division
Americans have long had a team mentality when it comes to politics, and the additional stressors in 2020 of a global pandemic, racial injustices, and cultural differences have brought the country to a crisis point. Pastors are on the frontlines of these debates and looked to for insight and hope. In this episode we untangle what brought us to this point and discuss how to move forward.
Courage and Compassion:
Preaching a Prophetic Message
This year’s headlines and election season have been more divisive than most can remember. But like the ancient prophets, we must defend the powerless: “Hate evil, love good, and establish justice at the city gate” (Amos 5:15 CEB). Our panel of preachers will inspire your courage as you deliver hope during this unequaled year.
Holding Our Communities Together
Pastors are trained to build community across many different demographics, but this year has challenged even the most experienced leader. How do we hold space for multiple viewpoints without holding space for harm? How do we hold each other accountable without becoming enemies?
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