Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 @ 1 PM ET

A Two-Hour Workshop from:

The Perils of Pastoring During An Election Season:

How to Shepherd People Toward Allegiance to God


When thinking about the 2020 election season, pastors and church leaders can either be filled with partisan zeal or paralyzed with exhaustion. Engaging in conversations about politics both inside and outside of your congregations can be brutal. How can we shepherd our churches toward a posture of everyday peacemaking during the most divisive time in our nation?

You're invited to a special two-hour workshop which will offer a theological and practical invitation to a better way; a path beyond partisan binaries and apolitical withdrawal. You'll experience a blend of teaching, guided personal reflection, and group processing in this timely and unique event.

Topics covered will include:

  • Do our lives reflect allegiance to the kingdom of God or to the United States?
  • Have we found ourselves placing our primary hope in a partisan candidate or in the Jesus who transcends any partisan binary?
  • Are there ways to leverage our influence as United States citizens on behalf of those on the underside of power without compromising our fidelity to the kingdom of God?
  • Has the way we’ve read the Bible been through the lens of the powerful or the oppressed?
  • Do we read ourselves into the text as Pharaoh or as Moses…as Pilate or as Jesus?

As you learn from the experienced and gifted leaders and facilitators from The Global Immersion Project, you will discover concepts and practical ideas that will help you guide your congregations in the coming conflicted days. How churches lean into this moment in history will have great impact on the livelihood of our communities and the health of our nation's soul. Join us for this special workshop to prepare yourself and your congregations to stand faithfully in the midst of the coming political whirlwind.

Register to join the 2-hour workshop on Zoom.

This webinar is a co-production of Missio Alliance and The Global Immersion Project.

October 7, 2020 // 1 PM EST


Jon Huckins is a pastor and the co-founding director of The Global Immersion Project. He writes for numerous publications including USA Today, Red Letter Christians, Sojourners, and RELEVANT and is a contributing author to multiple books. Jon has written three books, including the award-winning Mending the Divides: Creative Love in a Conflicted World, co-authored with Jer Swigart. He regularly speaks at churches, universities and conferences and has a master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Theology and Christian Ethics. He lives in San Diego with his wife, Jan, three daughters (Ruby, Rosie, and Lou) and one son (Hank) where they co-lead an intentional Christian community seeking to live as a reconciling presence in their neighborhood of Sherman Heights. Find Jon at, Twitter (@jonhuckins) or Facebook.

Alejandra Ortiz is a regional director for Compa (Christian university ministry) in México, serving communities of staff and students in the Northwest of the country. She is a bridge-builder between churches, students and local NGO’s. She and her husband are active in a local church that serves as a shelter for migrants and refugees. They are also a part of a small intentional Christian community. Some of the most important events in her life have happened in border cities. She was born in San Diego; USA, grew and got married in Tijuana, México—her hometown—and her daughter was born in Vancouver, Canada (while she finished her MA in Theology and Church History at Regent College). Ale loves to have coffee, chai, traveling, walking and writing in her blog about theology and life.

Hailey Mitsui is the director of formation for The Global Immersion Project. She has been doing fundraising, communications, and mobilization in the non-profit sector for ten years. Hailey is mixed-race and has spent her life integrating her identities and navigating the realities of privilege and marginalization. She is on the founding board of The Mystic Soul Project, a recent graduate of the Center for Action & Contemplation's Living School. Her current area of focus is grounding her passion for racial justice, social equality and peacemaking in contemplative spiritual practices and self-care. You can find her on Instagram @mitsmitsmits.

Jer Swigart is the cofounder of The Global Immersion Project. His engagement within national and international conflicts as well as his experience as a faith leader and educator has formed him into a guide for individuals, churches, and organizations that are yearning to leverage their influence as instruments of peace in the places they live, work, and play. When he’s not navigating alpine life with his family in Bend, OR, Jer travels the country and world as a practitioner, coach, and speaker. He’s written for numerous publications, has contributed to several books, is a Pepperdine Cross Sector Leader Fellow, and is the co-author of the recently released and award winning book, Mending the Divides: Creative Love in a Conflicted World (IVP, 2017).