NAE Update: November 2009

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November 3, 2009 

NAE Approves Resolution Supporting Immigration Reform
The NAE Board of Directors, representing 40 denominations, scores of evangelical organizations and millions of American evangelicals, approved a resolution on Oct. 8 calling for action on immigration reform.  “Our current immigration system is broken,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “Efforts to maintain secure and efficient borders have been ineffective and, too often, inhumane. Our visa system for legal immigration is antiquated, bureaucratic and insufficient to meet both labor force and family reunification needs. Those who want to play by the rules, both employers and employees, often have no realistic options.” (read more) 

Barry Black: Let Jesus Be the Pilot in Dark DaysBy Michelle A. Vu, The Christian Post Stop trying to control your life, said the 62nd Chaplain of the U.S. Senate to a room full of the nation’s top evangelical leaders. After initially joking that he wanted to give a more optimistic message but was prompted by the Holy Spirit to do otherwise, Chaplain Barry Black dived into a message on how leaders should respond to the dark days for the opening session of the 2009 Evangelical Leaders Forum. (read more) 

Interview: NAE President Leith Anderson on Leadership, Evangelicalism
Leith Anderson spoke to The Christian Post during the Evangelical Leaders Forum. (read more) 

2010 Christian Student Leadership Conference
Registration is now open for the 54th annual Christian Student Leadership Conference, Jan. 18-22, 2010, in Washington, D.C. The theme of the 2010 CSLC is “Citizens of the Kingdom.” Join 100 other college students in exploring practical and effective ways of bearing witness to God’s kingdom through involvement in politics and government service, as well as citizen advocacy. (read more) 

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Don’t forget!  On November 8, join with thousands of Christians worldwide in prayer for the Persecuted Church. Remind your churches friends about this opportunity to pray for your persecuted Christian family. (read more) 

NAE Friends’ Events

Navigating through Troubled Waters
The Mission Exchange and CrossGlobal Link will present its Mission Administration & Finance Conference Feb. 11-13, 2010 in Orlando, Fla. This conference is designed to give up-to-date information and resources to help participants move forward with confidence through these unsettling days. (read more