As an extension of the local church and to build up political leaders in Christ, our ministries provide consistent and systematic teaching of God’s Word, one-on-one ministry, biblical counseling, and special events (e.g., Pastors’ Day at the Capitol®).
We believe that the Scriptures are the final authority and arbitrator on all matters pertaining to faith and practice, including the execution of our mission. The Word of God provides both the message for ministry (Romans 10:9-10) and its methodology (Matthew 28:19-20).
In the Old Testament, God repeatedly expresses His desire that His chosen people, the nation of Israel, be a light to the Gentile nations and their leaders (Isaiah 60:3, 62:2). Over and over again, He sends His prophets to bear His name and proclaim His Word before kings and rulers.
In the New Testament, God chooses Paul to bear His name before kings (Acts 9:15) in the midst of a corrupt Roman society. Paul is well aware of how the Romans have abused his Jewish contemporaries and ancestors in Palestine. Yet in spite of overt persecution and glaring political corruption, he remains focused on seeing individuals delivered from the deadly bondage of sin and made alive through new life in Christ (Ephesians 2:1-5).
Paul does not lobby the emperor or Senate for new laws. Instead he remains focused on the furtherance of the gospel, proclaiming saving faith in Christ to the most influential men in Roman government and winning converts even amongst Caesar’s household (Philippians 4:22)
Regardless of his surroundings, Paul’s message and methodology remain the same: “Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice” (Philippians 1:18; cf. 4:22).
Accordingly, Capitol Ministries strives to proclaim Christ to governmental leaders and teach them His Word. We seek to fulfill the biblical mandate to evangelize and disciple all those in the political community: elected officials, staff and lobbyists.
Furthermore, we seek to exhort fellow believers in the body of Christ to honor governmental leaders in both word and deed by prioritizing evangelistic prayer (1 Timothy 2:1-4), practicing godly submission (Romans 13:1-7, 1 Peter 2:13-17), and pursuing biblical disciple making (Matthew 28: 19-20).