We invite you to pray for Christ Church’s Tom Fuerst as he joins the faculty of Bethlehem Bible College (BBC) and the International Leadership Institute (ILI) in training Palestinian Christian church planters, August 16-20.

When asked about the trip, Tom said:

What could be more exciting than getting to encourage and support people who are on the front lines of one of the toughest ministry places in the world? Though I’m speaking to them three different times, I feel like the great value is going to be the opportunity for me to simply hear their hearts, see the wisdom of the Spirit already at work in their ministries and be encouraged by them.”

This particular International Leadership Institute conference will be hosted by Jack Sara, President of the Bethlehem Bible College, and will focus on Christian leaders from the Palestinian area of Israel. Palestinian Christians are marginalized both because they are Palestinian and because they are Christian. Bethlehem Bible College is responsible for the training of the great majority of Palestinian pastors and many others throughout the region. Both Bethlehem Bible College and ILI are international partners of Christ Church.

Would you be interested in engaging with Palestinians both in Memphis and Bethlehem in the future? Contact Bob Whitsitt, Executive Director of Outreach & Advocacy, for more information about our partners.

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