Many pastors and church leaders this week are asking how to talk about Saturday’s horrific attack by Hamas on Israel with their churches. While we may not have all the answers, we can unite in prayer and address immediate needs.
Here are three links we hope you will find helpful:
1. IMB POWERPOINT PRESENTATION AND HANDOUT
This resource is specifically designed to help pastors lead our churches to pray rightly for those impacted in this devastating conflict.
2. GIVE TO SBC RELIEF EFFORTS
*Type “Israel” in the memo field before submitting.
Southern Baptists already have boots on the ground, feeding victims, praying with them, and sharing the truth of the gospel. Please consider giving through our DR funding channel to help fund these relief efforts going on right now in Israel. Every penny given will go to fund this effort.
3. EVANGELICAL STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF ISRAEL
A unified statement expressing unwavering support for Israel, which I and other executives, seminary presidents, faculty members, and former SBC leaders have submitted, is now available in collaboration with the SBC Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
In the face of such challenging times gripping the attention of our WVCSB churches, our nation, and our world, let us remember that our unwavering faith in Christ empowers us to offer hope, comfort, and support to those in need. The gospel message continues to be a beacon of light, and as we seek answers and pray for those affected by these events, let’s remain steadfast in sharing the truth of God’s love and salvation in and through West Virginia.