Welcoming the Stranger:
Exploring a Biblical View of Immigration

Videos from the Conference

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Stepping Into the Story of the Immigrant:

Listening to the stories of immigrants strengthens one’s ability to engage in the immigration conversation on a more personal level. This video segment is designed to explore a few of the millions of stories behind the issue of immigration getting beyond the strident and divisive tones of the national debate. The videos in this series were recorded at the G92 Conference on April 26-27 2013, hosted by Front Range Christian School in Littleton, Colorado. G92 is a culture-shaping movement seeking to equip and inspire the next generation of Christian leaders for an effective, biblical response to immigration.

Migration as a Metaphor for the Christian Life: What Does the Bible Have to Say?

In this segment, Dr. Daniel Carroll R. encourages Christians to “let the Bible orient us so that we can capture the heart of the metaphor of being a migrant and as we do that, to capture the heart of what it means to be a Christian.” Highlighting the Old Testament stories of Abraham, Joseph, Ruth and Daniel to reveal God’s heart for the foreigner, Dr. Carroll helps listeners understand why people migrate and how they assimilate. He reminds Christians about their responsibility to care for the vulnerable, encourages them to start with scripture when approaching the immigration issue, refuse to oversimplify the discussion, and to pray that God would use the church to be a voice for compassion, truth, and order — for the good of the immigrant and for our country. The videos in this series were recorded at the G92 Conference on April 26-27 2013, hosted by Front Range Christian School in Littleton, Colorado. G92 is a culture-shaping movement seeking to equip and inspire the next generation of Christian leaders for an effective, biblical response to immigration.

Immigration as an Opportunity for the Church: What Does the American Church Need to Know?

In this segment, Matthew Soerens of World Relief highlights ways in which Evangelicals in the United States can take a fresh, biblically grounded look at the immigration debate and engage with immigrants in their communities. As Christians we have responsibility to both love and provide for the widow, orphan, immigrant, and the poor. Citing research from Pew, personal experience, the Founding Fathers, and scripture, Matthew exhorts listeners to see immigrants as an opportunity and blessing — for our communities, our country, and for the Gospel. The videos in this series were recorded at the G92 Conference on April 26-27 2013, hosted by Front Range Christian School in Littleton, Colorado. G92 is a culture-shaping movement seeking to equip and inspire the next generation of Christian leaders for an effective, biblical response to immigration.

God’s Heart for the Vulnerable: 10 Reasons Why Immigration is Good

In this segment, World Relief CEO Stephan Bauman shares ten reasons why Christians must welcome the stranger. Beginning with a reminder of God’s heart for the vulnerable, he encourages Christians to act on behalf of the less fortunate neighbor while touching on economic considerations, justice, American values, and God’s presence. Viewers are ultimately reminded of Jesus’ words that “whatever we do for the least of these you do for me.” The videos in this series were recorded at the G92 Conference on April 26-27 2013, hosted by Front Range Christian School in Littleton, Colorado. G92 is a culture-shaping movement seeking to equip and inspire the next generation of Christian leaders for an effective, biblical response to immigration.

Answering Some Frequently Asked Questions About Immigration

This video segment helps answer some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding immigration in our country today. The videos in this series were recorded at the G92 Conference on April 26-27 2013, hosted by Front Range Christian School in Littleton, Colorado. G92 is a culture-shaping movement seeking to equip and inspire the next generation of Christian leaders for an effective, biblical response to immigration.

About G92

Front Range Christian School is proud to host the nation’s first G92 Conference held at a secondary school on April 26-27, 2013.

G92 is a culture-shaping movement seeking to equip the next generation of Christian leaders for an effective, biblical response to immigration.

G92 began at Cedarville University in October of 2011. It takes its name from the ninety-two references to the ger — the immigrant, in Hebrew — in the Old Testament. Students, faculty, and administrators at Cedarville joined together with individuals from about twenty other colleges and universities to hear biblical teaching, to raise awareness about the realities of immigration.

G92 has now grown into a student movement that seeks to understand and respond to the challenges and opportunities of immigration in ways consistent with biblical values of justice, compassion, and hospitality.

Our Approach to Immigration

Immigration is a common issue throughout history as well as the Bible. At Front Range Christian School, we believe the Scriptures address the issue of immigration, and seek to use the Bible as our framework for understanding and engaging with the diverse faces of immigration we see in the world today.

We believe in the following basic scriptural principles:

  • We believe that all people, regardless of national origin, are made in the “image of God” and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect (Genesis 1:26-27, 9:6).
  • We believe there is an undeniable biblical responsibility to love and show compassion for the stranger among us (Deuteronomy 10:18-19, Leviticus 19:33-34, Matthew 25:31-46).
  • We believe that immigrants are our neighbors, both literally and figuratively, and we are to love our neighbors as ourselves and show mercy to neighbors in need (Leviticus 19:18, Mark 12:31, Luke 10:25-37).
  • We believe in the rule of law, and we also believe that we are to oppose unjust laws and systems that harm and oppress people made in God’s image, especially the vulnerable (Isaiah 10:1-4, Jeremiah 7:1-7, Acts 5:29, Romans 13:1-7).

It is our hope that Front Range Christian School can be a place where we engage contemporary thought on immigration from a biblical worldview. Along with the first G92 Conference held at Cedarville University, our purpose for the event is

“to promote a high level conversation about immigration in a way that honors the example of Jesus Christ and the written Word of God. Keeping Jesus and his Word at the center of this discussion is critical. We want to transcend partisan and media sound-bytes and model an exceptionally high level of civility as we think carefully about an issue that is both complicated and important. In the end, we want to equip a new generation of leaders to respond to this issue in a way that exalts Jesus Christ and draws people to Him.”

The Veritas et Caritas Institute

The G92 Conference is the first event of a new initiative for cultural engagement at Front Range Christian School called The Veritas et Caritas Institute (VCI).