The church lives between the borders of Christ's first coming and his promised return. National borders and immigration laws are also a part of the context in which the church finds itself. This workshop, developed by the CRC Office of Social Justice and Office of Race Relations, helps participants gain a better understanding of immigration and become better equipped to welcome the stranger in their midst.
The workshop includes four sessions to see the immigration process through the eyes of immigrants, examine the biblical mandate to welcome the stranger, explore the ethical and justice issues relating to undocumented immigration, and consider opportunities to directly address their own community's unique immigration concerns.
This participant's guide is a great resource for background reading. However, since the guidebook is designed to be used as a resource for the Church Between Borders workshop led by trained facilitators, participation in the workshop is recommended.
You can find more information online about the Church Between Borders workshop at crcjustice.org.
Download free facilitator's guide (PDF) from the Faith Alive website.