God of Justice: The IJM Institute Global Church Curriculum
By Abraham George & Nikki A. Toyama-Szeto (IVP Connect)
With its clear biblical worldview and evangelical focus, International Justice Mission tirelessly works to rescue people around the world from oppression and modern-day slavery. The group gives those trapped in environments of poverty and violence hope in Jesus Christ and the knowledge they are created with dignity in the image of a holy God. International Justice Mission also calls on the church to engage the world with the power of the gospel to free the captives and fight for justice.
God of Justice is designed for use either as a group-study curriculum or for individual study. Each of the 12 sessions explores specific Bible passages teaching about aspects of God’s character and his activity to advance his kingdom, shares current inspirational stories of people International Justice Mission has helped, and asks challenging questions of one’s personal life and call to justice.
If you and your church are looking for a theological spark to help meet the needs of people in a world of injustice, this resource is an excellent place to start. Then consider following up by reading International Justice Mission President Gary Haugen’s books for further discussion.
Greg Bowman, pastor
Brock Baptist Church