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Growth Group

Read through Compassion (&) Conviction with a small group of people who want to walk through it together and discuss key ideas.

Why Read It in a Group?

There are many benefits of reading a book with a group and not just by yourself. There are three primary benefits to this particular book and group.

  • Discuss and process the ideas

    An oppor­tu­ni­ty and space to dis­cuss the ideas pre­sent­ed by the authors. Some of the ideas might be new to you, some may be chal­leng­ing, etc. 

  • Learn about The AND Campaign

    This book is an excel­lent way to learn about the mind­set and mis­sion of The AND Campaign.

  • Loving our neighbor

    Learn about and con­sid­er authors’ idea that Chris­tians can active­ly love our neigh­bors through advo­ca­cy, pol­i­cy­mak­ing, and civic representation.”

Book cover for Compassion (&) Conviction

Group Structure

As you consider if this is a group you'd like to join, here's a high-level picture of what you can expect if you want to participate in this group.

  • Weekly virtual meetings

    The group will meet once a week virtually via Zoom. You can choose to read a physical book or listen to audio.

  • Discussion questions shared ahead

    Five days before the next session, you'll receive questions based on the week's reading. The group discussion is a key value to our time together.

  • Reminders, just to be safe

    I'll be sending out reminders about the next meeting each week, along with the discussion questions for reference.

The Details

Compassion (&) Conviction

Justin Gibony, Michael Wear, and Chris Butler

Meeting Day & Time
Saturdays, 10–11am Eastern
Wherever you want from your phone, tablet, or computer.
Your own copy of Compassion (&) Conviction
The free Zoom app on a phone or computer
About the Book
From The AND Campaign's website:

The authors of this book represent the AND Campaign, which exists to educate and organize Christians for faithful civic and cultural engagement. They insist that not only are we called to love our neighbors through the political process but also that doing so requires us to transcend the binary way the debates are usually framed. In simple, understandable language, they lay out the biblical case for political engagement and help Christians navigate the complex world of politics with integrity, from political messaging and the politics of race to protests, advocacy, and more.

The book includes a study guide for classroom use and group discussion. When we understand our civic engagement as a way to obey Christ's call to love our neighbor, we see that it is possible to engage the political process with both love and truth―compassion and conviction.
The Schedule
  • Saturday, Oct 10, 10am–11am
    Ch 1: Chris­tians & Politics and Ch 2: Church & State
    30 pages
  • Saturday, Oct 17, 10am–11am
    Ch 3: Com­pas­sion & Conviction and Ch 4. Part­ner­ships & Partisanship
    37 pages
  • Saturday, Oct 24, 10am–11am
    Ch 5. Mes­sag­ing & Rhetoric and Ch 6. Pol­i­tics & Race
    30 pages
  • Saturday, Oct 31, 10am–11am
    Ch 7. Advo­ca­cy & Protest and Ch 8. Civil­i­ty & Polit­i­cal Culture
    26 pages

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Questions you may have

Where can I buy Compassion (&) Conviction?

I always suggest you start by checking your local small business bookstores. You can also find the book on Amazon and on

What if I can't make the scheduled days or times?

You can use the contact page to reach out if you're interested in another day or time. If I have enough people interested in a new day or time I'll probably create a group that fits into that schedule.

How do I download Zoom?

You can download Zoom from the website. Look for "Zoom Client for Meetings" for the computer version or look for "Zoom Mobile Apps" for iOS or Android.

Do I have to join with video or can I just use audio?

You are welcome to just call in via a phone number provided, or use Zoom with your camera turned off. The conversations are most engaging when we can all see one another, but that's not always possible for every person.

I have a different question.

If you have a question not answered here, just head over to the contact page and reach out in whatever format you prefer. Be sure to mention the Compassion (&) Conviction Growth Group.

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