14 Apr Episode 95 | The Evangelical Immigration Table
On this episode Christina Staats joined us to discuss the Evangelical Immigration Table and biblical ways of engaging the immigrant community that reflect Christ and the gospel to a world that desperately needs to know.
Christy Staats is from Stow, Ohio, and went to Miami University. She worked as a missionary with Cru for 15 years, 11 of which were in the UK and is now affiliate staff. She helped create Crossings, a refugee ministry for her church in 2015 and Cru’s IIR (int’l, immigrant and refugee) initiative simultaneously.
It was in training churches in northeast Ohio in cross cultural ministry to help them get involved in welcoming refugees that she discovered our broken our immigration system. She now does advocacy work that includes mobilizing churches on behalf of the Evangelical Immigration Table, a broad coalition of Christian denominations and organizations focused on encouraging distinctly biblical responses to the challenges and opportunities of immigration in the U.S. She is nearly finished with her Masters in Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.