The Crumbling Church and the Refugee Crisis

There stands a historic opportunity for the Church in the face of the refugee crisis for our generation. At no other time in history have more people been forcibly displaced. The most recent numbers from UNHCR estimates that as of 2015, 65.3 million people worldwide were on the run. Victims of forced displacement from wars or political unrest, this number represents a 5.8 million increase from 2014. While we sit back and watch from the comfort and security of our living rooms, over 28 million children are running for their lives. The Church is sitting at a critical time in how we will respond to this crisis. We have traded the gospel for our own comfort and security. As the Church we can continue to ignore the plight of the hopeless or we can trade our callous mindsets for life-giving hope seeded in the good news of the gospel.

UNHCR figures on the refugee crisis

UNHCR figures on the refugee crisis

 

So the question is, will we continue to make this issue about us? Or will be put aside our own desires to serve others? As followers of Christ, there is only one answer to this question.

Berlin Ministries International is committed to providing relief that will meet the needs of the world's displaced peoples, while being messengers of the life-giving hope of the gospel. By coordinating relief and outreach in Berlin, one of the strategic cities for this crisis, we are seeking to not only bring hope by meeting physical needs, but spiritual needs as well. We would love to tell you more about our initiatives to impact the refugee crisis. Contact us below to find out how you can get involved with supporting the church in the critical places of our world.

We highly recommend this message from David Platt that gives a Biblical perspective on the Church's role in the refugee crisis. The first 7 minutes will give you a tremendous picture if you do not have the time to watch the whole message.