“To be a part of a group that is shining the light across the country and the world is a blessing. It gives me a lot of strength in my role as legislator and a Christian in this environment.”
“I pray for the courage of public leaders to read, examine, and engage in living out the challenges of this book, for the good of all and the glory of God.”
“In studying God’s Word, we are able to reflect on biblical lessons and apply them to our lives to ensure that we are making the best decisions for the people we serve rather than selfish decisions that benefit us politically.”
Candidates from nine states will gather in Seattle, Washington next month to learn how to lead Capitol Ministries discipleship Bible studies to state legislators and constitutional officers.
CM was asked by Honduras President Orlando Hernández, a believer, to help establish a Capitol Ministries weekly Bible study to Members of his cabinet.
Rep. Vicki Strong, Orleans-Caledonia District 1, a believer, hopes fellow legislators will learn that “the Bible is the foundation for our life.”
Hundreds of Bible studies have been birthed to local and regional political leaders, and they are continuing to multiply as word of them spreads and catches fire.
“I was so excited by what I heard from them that I contacted other representatives to come and join me on this exciting adventure of studying God’s Word.
“I felt such a sense of calm, resolve, and peace in so many situations when I should have been otherwise and I understood the great influence that Jesus Christ has in my life.”
The members have been very surprised to learn how specific the Bible is on the issues of life in the here and now.
A “60 Minutes” style Brazilian television show that reaches 56 million homes in dozens of Latin America nations has featured Capitol Ministries as its lead story saying the ministry is an example of “how faith can have real results in the political world!”
“I want to serve the Lord well. I don’t want to serve a political party, I want to serve King Jesus.”
“We need more lights shining bright and more ambassadors for Christ in government…”
As the Michigan State Legislature commences its 100th session this year, Dr. Dean Mathis begins the 7th year of his Capitol Ministries Bible study ministry to lawmakers in the Great Lakes state.
Oaks In Office is a must read for any public servant, especially those who believe that faith and freedom are inextricably linked.
Today, in a country where God’s Word is under constant attack, we need mighty oaks to serve in all levels of government.
NASA Director James Bridenstine, a sponsor of Capitol Ministries’ Washington, D.C. Bible studies, will be the keynote speaker at CM’s Annual Dinner Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the VIP Tent at the World Ag Expo, the largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind in the world.
“There is so little influence of God in our state. We have to have a light, a spiritual light, and that is what the Bible study will provide.”
Perspective from Scripture on illegal immigration and whether nations had biblical authority to build barriers to protect citizens…
Brian Hanson, an enthusiastic evangelist and gifted leader who has taught the Word of God to Ohio legislators for 23 years, has been named to Capitol Ministries’ new position of Director of International Ministries.
We’re all eager to hear Jim Bridenstine, who is an excellent speaker with a strong Christian testimony. Jim attends the CM Bible study in DC and has pioneered additional Bible studies within NASA headquarters.
“Capitol Ministries has been a consistent part of my weekly schedule so I can be refreshed in my spiritual walk while I serve…”
“Evangelical pastors as a whole have largely overlooked the importance of building effective ministries that disciple local government leaders for Christ….”
Dr. James Dobson’s two-day interview with Ralph and Danielle Drollinger about Capitol Ministries’ mission to teach God’s Word to elected and appointed political leaders has been chosen as one of Family Talk’s “Best of 2018” radio programs and will be re-broadcast this week.
Michigan Rep: Capitol Ministries Bible Studies Ground Legislators in the Word
“Scripture keeps things in perspective when we are dealing with legislation and it keeps us all from being pulled into that political quagmire that exists in this environment.”
Members of the White House Cabinet, U.S. Senate, and House who attend and sponsor CM’s D.C. Bible studies, look forward to encouraging local leaders to read the very Bible studies that they will be delving into every week.
Ministries are being developed in nations across the second largest continent in the world after Bible-teaching evangelists successfully completed training at Capitol Ministries’ Africa Leaders Training Conference in Cameroun last month.
Please join us in prayer for the discipleship ministry that officially launched last week to Members of the National Congress of Honduras — and for a separate ministry that is being created to Members of the Presidential Cabinet of that Democratic Republic….
Dr. Cheyne Day, the pastor who is assuming CM’s ministry to Oklahoma State legislators next year, is fulfilling a decades-long dream to take the Word of God to America’s political leaders…
A shared vision of evangelism and a passion to fulfill the Great Commission has led Pastor Brent Loveless, who leads a Bible study to Arizona state legislators, to join with Capitol Ministries!
The “resist” movement, a political agenda that is being advanced and promoted by some national political leaders — including U.S. Senators and Representatives — to protest a president they do not support — is not biblical…
After months of preparation and shortly after many Evangelicals were voted into national office, Capitol Ministries launched a new ministry to Members of the bicameral National Congress of the nation of Mexico this week.
Around the globe the political landscape is changing as the leaders of nations gather together weekly to pray to God and study His Word before they gather together to make laws.
Ralph and Danielle Drollinger, Founders of Capitol Ministries, were recent guests on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk radio program: “There’s a hunger and thirst among America’s political leaders for a “high-protein diet” of the Word of God, and Capitol Ministries is delivering that every week through in-depth, exegetical Bible studies in Washington, D.C.”
As Capitol Ministries completes plans for our annual autumn training conference, we are still seeking men who wish to mightily impact the world by taking the Word of God to political leaders in the United States and foreign nations.
“It starts at the top from the standpoint of this is a president that’s not afraid to stand up and say, ‘Hey, I’m not perfect, but I know the guy that is perfect and I’m trying to follow those instructions…”
“We are fortified and inspired by the Word of God and our prayer time together.” Read more from Ohio State Representative Tim Ginter…
A very unanticipated example of Capitol Ministries’ we-will-go-anywhere-God-leads commitment occurred recently in the Muslim-majority nation of Iraq.
Oaks in Office is now available! These in-depth and exegetically-driven essays provide custom applications to the life of a public leader, examine the characteristics of biblical leaders, and investigate current social issues through the timeless lens of God’s Word.
By God’s grace He has raised up Regional Directors for the expansion of the ministry in international capitals. They met last week in Chicago to map out actions steps for each affinity sphere. See what is ahead…
Capitol Ministries’ leaders from around the world are gathering in Chicago this week for the Regional Directors Conference and the WCA’s annual Global Leadership Summit.
In a spirited and substantive live interview, Ralph talked with renowned radio host Frank Sontag about how the United States benefits greatly from political leaders who routinely and regularly study God’s Word.
Capitol Ministries’ North America Director Perry Gauthier and Faith, his wife and ministry partner, are hitting the road again this summer to buoy existing Ministry Leaders and to find others.
See how God is at work through the men who share a passion to create discipleship ministries to national political leaders in countries on the continent of Africa.
State Rep. Jeff Noble shares about the importance of in-depth Bible Studies at the Michigan State Capitol.
Ralph Drollinger shares from God’s Word how AG Sessions enforcing laws is in harmony with what the Bible says about the role of the State as well as a nation’s right to protect its borders and its people…
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has attracted a firestorm of criticism by quoting the Bible in reference to illegal immigration. Let us help explain…
Raymond Koffi Spreads the CM Message at International Conference in Cameroun, Africa
“The Forum gave us the opportunity to reach a number of leaders in African nations who otherwise would not know about Capitol Ministries and its life-changing mission of sharing the Gospel with political leaders.”
Your prayers are the driving force that provides God’s direction, His guidance, protection, and through which discipleship Bible studies are successfully planted in political capitols in the United States and around the world.
Faith in God plays a big role in the lives of a number of White House Cabinet Members. Among them is Sonny Perdue, USDA Secretary, who was profiled in a story this week by Jennifer Wishon, Senior Washington Correspondent for Christian Broadcasting News (CBN).
Every week for more than a year, early in the morning before their workday begins, a dozen or so Ohio state legislators from both major political parties have been gathering in a room inside the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus to study the Word of God together…
“We are seeking proven, intentional, deliberate, biblically reliant disciple makers who are passionate about evangelism and about teaching the Word of God.”
Rev. Dean Mathis, CM’s Ministry Leader to Michigan Legislators, has been ingenious with the use of technology from the beginning of his ministry.
CA Capitol Battle Cry: Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it.
When CM’s California Ministry Leader Mike Shreve sent his verse of the day by email at 6 a.m. as he usually does, he had no idea how the Scripture would resound with the 18 Senators and Assemblymen he ministers to.
At this moment the Gospel is being taught to the leaders of nations inside the very halls of government where laws were once enacted to silence Christians. Only God could do that!
The story, written by BBC Washington Correspondent Owen Amos, carried the headline, “Inside the White House Bible Study group.” Here’s what it says…
Dr. Tom Price, former Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary who greatly valued CM’s Bible studies during his government service in Washington, D.C. has accepted a position on the Capitol Ministries Board of Directors.
New Discipleship Ministry For Legislators Launched In Delaware
“Political leaders are being hit from all sides, and when they are told by their pastors that they are wasting their time in politics, they’ve got to be rethinking their choices. They need to know they are supported and they need someone inside the capitol to tell them the Truth of God’s Word. When we get our strength from God, we run on all cylinders.”
A new discipleship ministry to national political leaders of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea has been planted through the efforts of two industrious Capitol Ministries Global Directors who worked together from different continents!
“I believe that with active CM discipleship ministries in every country, we can change the world for God and for good.”
“The Bible studies go in-depth on issues we as legislators face daily.”
“It has been overwhelming the way God is quickening the ministry. We see the favor of God move amongst our Leaders and we believe this is the new season for our beloved nation of Fiji.”
Upward of 600 enthusiastic people jammed the VIP Tent at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, CA on Feb. 13 to hear national political leaders speak about how Capitol Ministries’ Bible study ministries help them live true to their Christian faith in the rough and tumble world of politics.
God is opening wide the doors for discipleship Bible Studies with leaders in Europe!
Atheist and Liberal Accusers are Trying to Marginalize Christian Leaders and Minimize Their Influence for the Gospel. Watch Ralph’s interview with CBN.
Capitol Ministries hopes to pack the VIP Tent with supporters who will enjoy a great evening as they support the mission of taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the leaders of the world.
Learning how to treat each other with respect will go a long way toward healing our nation.
After praying every day for two years for his country’s leaders and for God to reveal a way to serve them, Samuel Mitrofan has planted the first Capitol Ministries western Europe discipleship Bible Study in his home country of Romania.
As we thank our Lord for achievements enjoyed in 2017, we have big plans for what we pray will be an outstanding 2018! The fields are white unto harvest — please pray with us in this regard…
So honored by your partnership in ministry this past year. I look forward to the same in 2018 as we see God transform D.C. and our nation via the proclamation of His Word to our nation’s leaders.
Nations will only change for the better when the hearts of leaders are transformed with the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Capitol Ministries is pleased to announce the launch of its newly created video training series that will equip Ministry Leaders to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to city and county government leaders across the United States.
Sharing the Gospel with The World’s Leaders: New Ministries Birthed at CM Conference
CM’s seven Global Regional Directors, Ministry Leaders, husband and wife ministry teams, and Ministry Leader candidates spent the week learning various aspects of creating and sustaining discipleship ministries to political leaders. As a result of this training conference, several new ministries will be established next year!
Capitol Ministries’ Global Directors and Ministry Leaders from around the world will gather in Washington D.C. this week for the annual Fall Training Conference at the newly opened Museum of The Bible.
A story on Capitol Ministries hit newsstands across Europe during the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Please join us in praying that the story will fuel the efforts of Samuel Mitrofan, Capitol Ministries’ Western Europe Director who is working to establish discipleship Bible study ministries to leaders of nations in his area of the world.
Drollinger talked about Capitol Ministries, its mission, and the newest ministry, CivicReach® which is a partnership with local churches to create ministries to city and county commissioners.
“In my duties as a pastor-teacher, I long for Senators to know God’s will as revealed in God’s Word so they can apply it in God’s world.” …
Listen as Senator Bill Cassidy shares why a discipleship Bible study ministry is important in the Capitol.
The response to teaching God’s Word to national leaders has been so powerful that it is as if Latin American nations were ready and just waiting for Capitol Ministries to appear and show the way, said Oscar Zamora, who was named CM’s Director for Latin America earlier this year…
“There’s a handful of us who’ve grown close and now, in the context of Capitol Ministries, those relationships have the opportunity to come together in a Bible study…My mission is to encourage people to actually follow Jesus, all by His grace and all for His glory.”
Working with former Governor Rick Perry and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Capitol Ministries is pleased to announce that our newest discipleship ministry will soon launch in the great state of Texas!
Capitol Ministries leads Bible studies in Washington, D.C. for political leaders of the United States and that makes some people uneasy, including some in the media…
The story, “Creating Change, Inside the Beltway and Beyond,” is featured in the September issue of Decision Magazine, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s monthly publication that features hard-hitting stories from an evangelical Christian perspective.
For 20 years CM has pursued big goals, to take the Word of God to the elected and appointed leaders of the United States and foreign federal capitols. Through the grace of God, with His leading, and with the support of faithful donors and supporters like you, those have been accomplished one after another…
Perry Gauthier and Faith, his wife and ministry partner, are traveling the nation to equip, train, motivate, encourage, and pray for CM’s leaders who have been charged with making disciples of Jesus Christ among the political leaders in America’s state capitals…
Jennifer Wishon (CBN News) interviews our President and Founder about Capitol Ministries’ recently-established Bible study to Members of President Donald Trump’s White House Cabinet…
With three new Affinity Sphere Directors just named, Capitol Ministries has successfully planted men in 7 of the globe’s 10 strategic geographical regions who will spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the political leaders of nations in their areas of the world. See them here…
When Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, learned a few weeks ago about Capitol Ministries’ new discipleship Bible study to members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, he was very supportive and publicly posted the following comments…
Most people think to be missionaries and make disciples of Jesus Christ, Christians have to travel overseas to a foreign country…
Should we send Bible teachers into the seats of Civil Government in order to change Civil Government?
Will not God draw His called-out ones into the seats of Civil Government in order to be matured in Christ through the Bible teacher?
To ready new ministry launches, Ministry Leader candidates gathered for seminars to prepare them to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to leaders of nations as well as U.S. state legislatures.
We stand for institutional separation, lest the secularist mistakenly conclude we have some kind of theocratic motives in the back of our heads. But unlike the secularist, the believer is passionate about the necessity of the Church influencing the State. …
“Please pray that God will bless our efforts to establish new ministries this month in the countries of Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine. The Lord started working on this trip a long time before we thought of it by already putting his men into these countries’ Parliaments.” …
“We want to make our resources available to as many people in as many ways as possible,” said Ralph Drolllinger, President and Founder of Capitol Ministries.
President-elect Donald Trump’s appointments of strong, godly men to key national leadership positions hammer home a biblical tenet that propels Capitol Ministries’ mission: that prayer alone will not heal our land…
“If we legislators have a Scriptural basis for our actions and if our faith informs our decisions, I have to believe that God is going to lead us to a better solution than what we would come up with ourselves.
After a lively discussion that examined Scripture, Church history, party platforms, and what the Bible says about selecting political leaders, both men agreed that overwhelming evidence shows that the Christian vote should go to Republican candidate Donald Trump.
“I’ve always had a heart for our country,” Bryan said. “I’ve always prayed 1Timothy 2 not realizing that more than calling us to pray, the Scripture was actually encouraging us to evangelize these leaders. That is the Great Commission applied in one of the most effective ways! It was always there, but I didn’t realize it before.”
Does the Bible address what a Christian should consider when voting for a president? Are the biblical qualifications for the leaders of nations the same as those that the Scriptures list for someone who seeks church leadership?
Your worldview will affect your vote — is it a biblical one? As our nation prepares for electing our next president, let us pray and dwell on God’s Word. Here are some Bible Studies with principles to think through, leading up to the election.
Four new discipleship ministries have been launched in African nations after Ministry Leader candidates successfully completed last week’s Capitol Ministries Recruiting and Training Conference in Port of Lomé, Togo.
Obi Onwuzurumba of Nigeria, our Affinity Sphere Director for English-speaking Africa, had a passion for reaching government leaders with the Gospel long before he met Capitol Ministries. Read more…
Established Ministry Leaders and new candidates from 15 French-, Portuguese-, and English-speaking African nations will gather in Lomé, Togo this week for Capitol Ministries’ annual African Recruitment and Training Conference.
Edouard Yao is the Ministry Leader to the national legislators in the war-torn and turbulent nation Cote d’ Ivoire, or the Ivory Coast in Western Africa. Here is what Edouard says about taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the leaders of his nation.
“The important challenge for all of us is to apply our faith in real life situations in public service and decision making, especially those times when the need to do so is not readily apparent. Making clear how we are to apply our faith is one of the major works of Capitol Ministries.”
“There’s no doubt that there are people up there in the Capitol who need a safe person to talk to about how they are struggling and doubting the tenants of Mormonism. I want to be that person. The mission of Capitol Ministries is fantastic. It could change the world.”
New ministries have launched in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Vermont after leaders completed training last week on how to plant and sustain ongoing long-term discipleship ministries to Legislators and Constitutional Officers in their state Capitols.
“Capitol Ministries’ Members Bible Study is important because it provides opportunities for Congressmen to delve deeply into Scripture, and that gives us a blueprint of how we are to live our lives.” Read more from U.S. Representative Randy Forbes.
“I don’t believe lobbying legislators for Christian policy is effective,” he said. “You have got to reach the hearts of the individuals and then let them vote and make policy in accordance with the dictates and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. I so agree with Capitol Ministries’ philosophy that we are going to minister to you and teach you the Word of God as opposed to telling you how you ought to vote.”
“The Members Bible Study that I go to with Ralph and Danielle is the most in-depth Bible study on the Hill. The Members Bible studies give a greater understanding of Scripture, especially as it pertains to our lives as leaders. As Ralph often points out, so much of the work of the apostles was speaking to the leaders of their day.”
“When Capitol Ministries takes the Word of God to Leaders, think about what can be done not only in our D.C. Capitol and in state Capitols across the United States, but also in Capitols around the world. Leaders will know Him, and they will be encouraged to follow biblical principles and lead with integrity. What a blessing that would be to the people of those nations. It is very significant.”
– U.S. Senator James Lankford, Oklahoma
Tucked between the macro aspects of Paul’s calling to the large groups of Jew and gentile is the specific instruction to reach kings and the leaders of nations. Capitol Ministries seeks to follow the example set by Paul who turned the world upside down, by making disciples of Jesus Christ in the Political Arenas of the world.
This ministry has aided me in my preparation, the Bible study has guided me to a deeper, more meaningful discernment of God’s Word as it relates to serving in the government, and has armored me because this is a tough job.
Ralph Drollinger, President and Founder of Capitol Ministries, discussed God’s judgment on America during his appearance on the popular Frank Sontag Los Angeles, CA live drive-time radio talk show earlier this month. Drollinger explained that the concept of God’s wrath in the New Testament is found in Romans 1:18-32…
A new partnership has birthed two discipleship Bible study ministries in the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison — one for Senators, Representatives, and Constitutional Officers that will begin early next year, and a separate one for their staffs that is already up and running.
After a year-long effort that involved the work of many hands, a discipleship Bible study for Ohio Representatives, Senators, and Constitutional Officers has been launched in the Columbus Statehouse and is scheduled to begin meeting in September!
Pastor Junior Zapata, Ministry Leader to Guatemala government leaders in the federal Capitol in Guatemala City, has written to Ralph Drollinger to thank him for his Bible study on how a Public Servant should deal with anger…
Capitol Ministries was honored this week when seven U.S. Representatives and Senators added their names to the 61 Congressional sponsors of the Members Bible studies that are taught weekly to U.S. Senators and Representatives in Washington, D.C.
“I found the Members Bible Studies online and started studying them on my own and I just love them. Scripturally, Ralph Drollinger addresses the essential questions of the day. He is culturally relevant and he takes on the big issues that most people run from.”
“As legislators, our time is so limited, we are pulled many directions in many ways and it’s so easy to not be in the Word. Recently…”
“If we focus on changing hearts and minds rather than on what legislation defines us, as Christians we would get a lot further. I like that Capitol Ministries has that vision too.”
“God seems to be so much behind this ministry that I only have to wish for something to happen and it happens. I tell my prayer team all the time, the success we are seeing is because they are praying. I never knew it would be like this. I find myself in the most unusual circumstances and the next thing you know wonderful things are happening.”
Will You Prayerfully Consider A Financial Partnership With Capitol Ministries?
While good legislation is important, the Bible tells us to concentrate first on making good lawmakers by reaching their hearts with the gospel of Jesus Christ: “…bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel (Acts 9:15).” For almost 20 years now, Capitol Ministries has been singularly focused on making disciples of Jesus Christ in the political arena throughout the world.
We do things a little differently than do most nonprofits that are in the political arena. Even though Capitol Ministries has planted discipleship Bible studies in the U.S. Capitol, 40 state Capitols, and two dozen federal Capitols across the globe, we stay out of politics all together…
This fall, the Capitol Ministries (CM) team will travel to Moscow to host a training conference for Ministry Leaders candidates who will be commissioned to reach the leaders of former Soviet Bloc countries with the Word of God.
“If legislators in every state could benefit from a Capitol Ministries Bible study, there would be a reformation; you would see America returning to biblical principles.” …
Political leaders in nations where French, Spanish, and Russian are spoken will now be able to read in their own languages the Members Bible studies that are taught weekly to U.S. Senators and Representatives in our nation’s Capitol on the Hill.
When Rev. Dean Mathis began his ministry in Michigan in 2015, he learned that most of the Senators and Representatives that he was trying to reach drove to the centrally-located Lansing Capitol every day from their homes. Among the 37 Public Servants who receive the Bible studies is Michigan Representative Ken Yonker, District 72. Here is some of what Rep. Yonker said in a recent interview…
“This is the best Bible study I have ever attended and I am tremendously blessed and so grateful to be a part of it.” Hear more from Senator Kathleen Marchione, New York, 43rd District
The wild and ruckus presidential race and what the Bible says about how believers can sift through the melee was among several issues Ralph Drollinger, President and Founder of Capitol Ministries, discussed March 10 in a live interview on the popular Los Angeles drive-time Frank Sontag radio show.
“Meet the men who are taking the Gospel into the halls of Government,” is how the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) promoted a lead feature story on Capitol Ministries that aired on “The 700 Club” television show Wednesday, March 9. Watch the story here.
“The Members Bible Studies Ralph Drollinger teaches on Capitol Hill give Members of Congress a core, theological foundation…”
Capitol Ministries has recently begun to translate into French, Spanish, and Russian the Members Bible Studies that are given weekly to United States Senators and Representatives in the Washington, D.C. Capitol, in order to provide discipleship Bible studies in their native language.
“Providence was named after God’s providence, yet it is one of the lowest Bible reading cities in nation. I am ready to go! Hopefully, prayerfully, God will bless this Bible study, even if there is only a handful of us. There were 12 disciples and they changed the whole world.”
“One cannot underestimate the value of the relationships that are built in Bible studies, and the opportunity to share and pray about concerns in an environment where confidences are not violated.”
Drollinger was a guest on the Sontag show recently, and he and Sontag spent an hour talking about a variety of topics, one of which was that Capitol Ministries has had one dynamic year! Drollinger said, thanks to our Lord, Capitol Ministries has aimed high and reached some Big Hairy Audacious Goals.
Please be in prayer as our communications team builds and coordinates these new, exciting features into our website!
“Where is the impact of Capitol Ministries felt in my life? Frankly, everywhere. Both inside the beltway and outside the beltway.” Read the full testimony from U.S. Representative Glenn T. Thompson!