Dear Friends of Capitol Ministries,
As you gather with family and friends today, I want to drop you a note and let you know how thankful and appreciative we are for you. Your prayers and financial support are so vital to our past, present, and ongoing objectives: our mission to reach Public Servants for Christ at every level of their career paths, worldwide.
We are witnessing right before our eyes the increasing turmoil of worldwide terror; I can’t help but think that the task of founding ministries amongst political leaders throughout the world is increasingly essential. Political leaders need Christ and need to have a Christian world view to properly respond to terror and a myriad of other problems countries face. To illustrate succinctly (and if you read my weekly Bible studies) you know that Jesus instructed individuals, not Civil Governments to “turn the other cheek.” A biblically untaught leader might fail to make that distinction when making decisions regarding terrorists. This is just one of many ways to illustrate the critical need for Capitol Ministries worldwide: to have the best Bible teachers discipling political leaders is increasingly essential (to say nothing of the Great Commission).
As you are aware, God blessed our Fall Training Conference in tremendous ways.
It has been so, so encouraging to hear back from many of the new ministry leaders regarding their ministry growth plans! (click to see ministries). We are so thankful and at the same time have so much to do in helping each to grow their respective outposts for Christ in 2016. I am very thankful for our Affinity Sphere Directors (ASDs) around the world who will aid in their development.
Further in this regard, I am so grateful for the visionary leadership of each ASD! They recently met together to prayerfully put in place plans for 2017. They are as follows:
• Start at least eight new U.S. state capitol ministries in 2017
• Start at least eight new federal capitol ministries in French and ESP (English, Spanish, Portuguese) African nations in 2017
• Start at least two new federal capitol ministries in Eastern European nations in 2017
• Start at least four new federal capitol ministries amongst Central and South American countries in 2017
In addition, we are asking God to raise up four additional ASD’s for North and South Asia, the South Pacific and Western Europe respectively in 2016. We envision ten ASDs teaming to plant several new federal capitol ministries per year in their Affinity Sphere of the world.
These are ambitious, aggressive goals, but such is the kind of posture required in an increasingly tumultuous world. I believe they are very doable goals as we, pray, work hard and partner together.
Again, let me say thank you – and we thank God for you – and your faithfulness to Him on this special day of the year!
President and Founder