Church, State, and the Politics of God
A seminar on the nature of the Kingdom of God and how the church relates to the state.
Friday, November 4th 6:00pm to 8:30pm, and Saturday 5th 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
What role should a Christian have in politics? What is the Christian’s responsibility to the state? What does my bible tell me to do? How do faithful Christians live as good citizens?
Rev. Tom Fuerst, Lead pastor of The Table at Christ UMC in Memphis, TN, will guide us through these questions- and how the church has answered them throughout history. If you’ve never heard Tom speak before, he’s an engaging speaker and a passionate presenter. You won’t want to miss this seminar!
-1st session (Friday 6:00-8:30p) Understanding the Nature of the Kingdom of God
- How you describe the Kingdom of God affects how you live in this world.
- 2nd Session (Saturday 8:30am) – What the Bible says about Church and State
- What Jesus, Paul, and Revelation say about the governing authorities
- 3rd Session (~10:30am) – Possible Positions for Engagement with Government
- How the church has dealt with the tension between church and state throughout history.
You won’t be told how to vote the following Tuesday, but you’ll come away with a framework to think about how you can faithfully live as both a citizen of the Kingdom of God and a citizen of the state.
Cost: $10 per person [register online before Nov. 2, and it’s $15 per couple]
Childcare available: register ahead of time to secure a spot for your kid(s). Nursery Available for birth through potty-trained; Childcare available for children potty trained through 3rd grade (if enough children are registered).
Saturday Lunch: add a lunch to your registration for $5 per person.
Refreshments will be provided throughout the seminar