Refuge and Asylum (Pastor Chris Sicks and Ministry to State)
A Virginia pastor shares the story of how his church engaged with a national questions in a personal way.
The latest episode of the Christian Civics Podcast features pastor Chris Sicks of Alexandria Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, VA. Chris shares stories and insights from years of shepherding a congregation that accidentally incubated a robust community of refugees and asylum-seekers, and accidentally witnessed to their town and the world in the process.
Rev. Sicks mentioned several photos in his talk. A few of them are shared below.
01:07-04:35 Personal reflection
04:38-07:33 Why we aren't usually newsy
07:33-12:21 Interview Takeaways
In This Episode
Rev. Chris Sicks is the pastor overseeing mercy ministries at Alexandria Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, VA, and the author of Tangible: Making God Known Through Deeds of Mercy and Words of Truth. He blogs at www.tangibletheology.com.
Chuck Garriott pastored in Oklahoma City for over 20 years before being called to Washington, DC, where he launched and continues to develop Ministry to State, a ministry to people in government in our national, state, and international capitals. He is the author of several books, including Work Matters and Prayers for Trump.
As Executive Director of Center for Christian Civics, Rick helps ministry leaders and faith communities develop missional approaches to their local public squares. He has worked on campaigns for local, state and federal office, as well as churches in NYC and Washington, DC.
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