|Capitol Ministries is a ministry organization that provides Bible studies, evangelism and discipleship to political leaders. Capitol Ministries was founded in 1996 and has started ministries in over 30 US State Capitols.
America’s Under-reached Mission Field: Local Government
A Video Training Series Equipping You To Reach
Your City And County Government Leaders For Christ
For many years the Church has viewed the institution of civil government, rather than government leaders, as its mission field. As a result, the Church has become politicized, focused primarily on trying to change unbiblical laws that regulate moral and social issues.
Perhaps that approach has been largely unsuccessful because it has ignored the most important component in the legislative process: the people who make and administer the laws.
Capitol Ministries hopes to reach those people on a large scale through its new CIVIC reach™: A Video Training Series Equipping You To Reach Your City And County Government Leaders For Christ.
"CIVIC reach is a pre-political strategy," said Ralph Drollinger, President and Founder of Capitol Ministries. "The Church should massively affect the hearts of Political Leaders before they make the laws and hopefully, they will make those laws through a Christian world view or lens as a result."
"By not reaching our leaders for Christ in civic government, we end up having to live with the decisions they make, which many times are not biblical and not the directions that we want to submit to."
Because many national politicians begin their careers in city and county elected offices, the target for CIVIC reach is the local level. The video series will offer this free training to equip pastors and church congregations to reach Public Servants in their communities for Christ.
The video series will be taped during a Capitol Ministries Training Conference in California Nov. 4-8 where new and established Ministry Leaders will learn effective methods to help them minister to Public Servants in US State Capitols and in various foreign countries.
Two pastors who have already begun ministries to local Public Servants will be featured in the series talking about strategies and successful methodologies. Usually Capitol Ministries' training is conducted one-on-one, but video training provides the capability to train thousands of people in various locations.
"These model pastors will show how this has been done successfully," Drollinger said. "Our hope is that there will be a desire for pastors and church leaders to utilize this free video training series to spark a vision in their congregations to create biblical ministries in city and county governments."
Among topics to be covered include:
• How to set up a weekly Bible study in a government building
• What materials are most effective for reaching political leaders
• How to create a 4th of July Sunday Church service that honors all the political leaders in town
• How to take advantage of the fact that the Public Servant's kids and your kids go to the same school or play on the same soccer team
• How to raise money for the new ministry
• How to get the church congregation onboard.
"I envision thousands of local churches desiring to reach - and learning how to reach - their public leaders for Christ, especially those leaders who have so much influence on the direction of culture," Drollinger said. "City hall is just around the corner and we aren't reaching those people with the Gospel."
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