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The world is full of political disagreements, and those disagreements will inevitably find their way into the church.
But here's the thing—politics by itself doesn't cause division. Instead, it’s our reaction to differences in political opinions that can cause division.
We need to remember that politics is not our identity. We are not Americans or Republicans or Democrats or liberals or conservatives—we are Christians. We should never let our political views define us or make us feel like less of a person because we have different beliefs than someone else does.
To get a more in-depth perspective, we’re honored and thrilled to have Pastor Andy Stanley, founder and senior pastor of North Point Ministries, share some great insights on this subject. In this episode, we'll learn from him what it means to be a Christian in today's political climate and how we can best approach the topic in our churches and communities.
We'll also hear from Pastor Andy about his recently released book, Not in It to Win It, which will give us a deeper understanding of politics through the lens of faith.
“If we can't be mature enough to have relationships with people who don't see the world the same way we do, we're never going to learn anything. I've learned how to get along and navigate relationships with all those people because I have an agenda. And that is, to win some”
If you want to learn how leaders approach this complex issue in a manner that builds healthy relationships, creates godly communities, and strengthens the Kingdom of God, then tune in!
By the end of this episode, you will learn:
How to approach politics without dividing the churchHow pastors can handle political diversity How to deal with people leaving your church over politicsHow leaders can navigate politicized conversationsWhat happens when a pastor gets politicalWays to influence your child toward ChristWhat It means to follow Jesus Resources Mentioned:
Read his latest book: Not in It to Win It
Know more about Northpoint Community Church: northpoint.org
Follow Andy on Instagram: @andy_stanley
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