The judges have picked the winner of the Immigration Preaching Challenge!
This summer, North American pastors received an invitation from the CRC Office of Social Justice to submit sermons relating to the topic of immigration. Many pastors accepted the challenge and submitted their sermons. After reviewing the sermons, the panel of judges picked the winner this week. Congratulations Mike Vanhofwegen on winning the Immigration Preaching Challenge! Click here to read Mike Vanhofwegen’s sermon on Do Justice.
Even though the theme of immigration is woven throughout the entire Biblical narrative, only 16% of evangelicals have ever heard about immigration in church. As a result, fewer than 10% report that they think about immigration primarily from the perspective of their faith. This was one of the primary reasons the CRC Office of Social Justice encouraged pastors to participate in the Immigration Preaching Challenge.
Thank you to all of the pastors that submitted a sermon. You can find the sermons preached by the nine finalists of the challenge here. Give them a read!
If you feel encouraged to preach your own sermon on immigration, you can read our initial challenge to pastors here for more resources and places to start.