You will likely be discussing this shooting, and responses to it, at church this Sunday and in the coming days. With that in mind, GBCS is sharing the following resource grounded in scripture and in our church statements on gun violence that was created to aid these conversations.
The Gun Violence Pastoral Cheat Sheet is a quick-reference resource offering guidance for pastors on how to speak about gun violence in congregational settings that run the gamut in their views on this issue.
It is precisely at times like these — when we do not know what to say — that we, the church, are called to give a word. May that word be one of hope, comfort, and peace in the midst of strife.
This message was originally sent to Las Vegas clergy by Rev. Jeania Ree V. Moore, Director of Civil and Human Rights from the General Board of Church and Society. We are sharing this with you now because of the sad reality that this could happen again in any of our communities.