2024 Border Summit: What is the Church’s role in global migration?

2024 Border Summit: What is the Church’s role in global migration?

June 5, 2024 - McAllen, Texas - Border Perspective has launched its annual in-person Border Summit, taking place in San Juan, Texas on the United States & Mexico border from October 17 - 20, 2024. This timely and pivotal summit will bring faith leaders, community leaders, and passionate individuals together to explore, understand, and move in response to the complex realities of global migration. The pressing needs of people on the move cannot be ignored. The time is now for Christians to consider the role of the Church and how God is bringing the nations to our doorsteps.

The Border Summit is designed to equip attendees with a Biblical perspective on immigration issues, as well as practical tools, resulting in meaningful action within their respective communities. The summit will feature a series of keynotes from nationally recognized organizations, local leaders panel discussions, and service-learning opportunities, fostering an environment of learning and collaboration.

Event Highlights:

  • Keynote Sessions on topics including "Global Migration: The Movement of People + A Move of God" and "Immigration Policy through the Lens of Scripture,” and “Ministry, Discipleship & Multiethnic Communities”
  • Service-Learning Breakouts: Participants will join together in practical service-learning activities with local organizations like Team Brownsville and the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center.
  • Local Pastor & Leader Panel: Hear from experts serving on both the US and Mexican side of the border as they take part in a bilingual panel offering both their personal experience and practical applications to spiritually engage refugees and immigrants at the border and beyond.

Featured Speakers:

  • Matthew Soerens: Vice President of Advocacy & Policy for World Relief and co-author of "Welcoming the Stranger"
  • Bri Stensrud: Author, human dignity advocate, and the Director of Women of Welcome
  • Angel Jordan: Director of Hispanic Ministries for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse
  • Raymond Chang: President of the Asian American Christian Collaborative
  • Kristel Acevedo: Discipleship Director at Transformation Church
  • Ryan Hurlburt: Assistant Director at CULTURELink


  • Pastor Abraham Barberi, One Mission Ministries (Brownsville, TX)
  • Mario Ramirez, Border Missions (Hidalgo, TX)

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions, round table discussions, and will receive resources tailored to enhance their ministry efforts. The summit aims to create a supportive network for those committed to serving vulnerable communities and pursuing Biblical justice.

Registration and Additional Information:

Tickets are available now, with options for various service-learning breakouts. Limited transportation is provided for Saturday's activities. To register and learn more about the event schedule, speakers, and lodging options, visit Border Perspective's official summit page​.

About Border Perspective:

Border Perspective equips, educates, and mobilizes people of faith through biblical resources and service-learning trips along the U.S. and Mexico border.

For media inquiries, please contact below.

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Company Name: Border Perspective
Contact Person: Yonathan Moya - Executive Director
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Phone: (612) 718-5021
Country: United States
Website: https://www.borderperspective.org/2024-summit

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