On this episode of Group Answers, Chris and Brian talk to Michael Moore about how to address racial tensions and topics with your small group.
Michael K. Moore is Executive Pastor of Faith Chapel in Birmingham Alabama. He accepted the calling to ministry in 2005 and began working for Faith Chapel in April 2006. In 2008, Michael K. began graduate school, which allowed him to travel to Japan and London as a part of his studies. In 2011, he graduated with an MBA and in the fall of 2012, was married to Michelle Scott. He and Michelle have three beautiful daughters, Meeghan, Margeaux, and Maiki Rose.
- We normally advise group leaders to try to avoid political and hot button issues during group meetings, but current events are impossible to not talk about right now. How would you advise leaders as they approach these conversations?
- How can we have constructive conversations about the protests and riots without it breaking down into choosing political sides?
- What can we do as leaders to move the conversation forward on racial tensions in our groups?
- How can churches and pastors do a better job of listening to and promoting the voices of different races?
The Group Answers Podcast is a weekly show designed to resource, train, and encourage small group leaders. Each episode considers current trends and resources as well as timeless truths and methods of discipleship. It is hosted by Brian Daniel, a Bible study and discipleship expert in Lifeway’s Groups Ministry, and Chris Surratt, the small group and discipleship specialist at Lifeway and author of Leading Small Groups.