TBMB offers training sessions for churches on how to minister to refugees, other ‘strangers’ among us
By David Dawson
FRANKLIN — Tennessee Baptist Mission Board compassion ministries specialist Beth Moore said she believes the first step churches can take in assisting refugees is to gain a better understanding of who they are.
In the months ahead, Moore is hoping that churches across Tennessee will begin to dive deeper into this topic by taking advantage of training opportunities being offered by the TBMB.
The training sessions will help equip churches with information and programs that will aid their efforts to meet the needs of internationals in their communities.
“There are lots of political opinions on this topic,” said Moore. “But, as believers, we are under the authority of the Lord. And the Bible makes it very clear about how we are to treat ‘the stranger’ in our land. So, our goal is to raise awareness by really focusing on the question, ‘who is a refugee?’ ” [Read more…]