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.
Capitol Ministries is partnering with local churches to create discipleship ministries to political leaders in their neighborhoods.
“The Capitol Ministries board is pleased to provide this vital training to those who are committed to discipling our nation’s leaders and teaching them God’s Word,” said Ralph Drollinger, President and Founder of Capitol Ministries.
“By pinpointedly reaching leaders in local government for Christ, and fanning that vision nationwide, we are reaching future state and national leaders because that is where most begin their careers.”
The local-focused ministry is a long-time objective that got off the ground earlier this year when Dr. Dan DeShong, retired business owner, was named CM’s Director for greater Sacramento, CA.
Since accepting the appointment, Dr. DeShong has begun establishing relationships with churches, recruiting Ministry Leaders, and overseeing and supervising the creation of the training video series.
In November of 2017, Dr. DeShong attended the National League of Cities Summit in Charlotte, NC where he met 75 city and county leaders who expressed an interest in sponsoring ministries in their cities.
“Get involved!” Dr. DeShong challenged others across America. “Anyone who wants to make a difference should know that they can influence up-and-coming political leaders by teaching them the Word of God which will help them form a Christian world view in their hearts.”
The training material is paramount to Dr. DeShong’s objective to create exemplar ministries in the greater Sacramento area, which houses seven incorporated cities. Those exemplar ministries may then be replicated across the United States.
It was in the California capital that the national Capitol Ministries nonprofit para-church organization was established 21 years ago.
Ministry Leaders will be able to access the video training series on the Capitol Ministries website, (full access will require a password).
The video training series covers:
• The vision for the ministry
• Instruction in a step-by-step method to reach political leaders
• Ministry Leader qualifications and expectations
• Methods of creating and sustaining effective ministries
• An overview of Oaks in Office, Biblical Essays For Political Leaders, the newly created four-volume book set which is the curriculum available to all Ministry Leaders
• Insights into the importance of hospitality and social engagements
• A summary of Capitol Ministries website aids
• An explanation of the infrastructure support that Capitol Ministries provides so that Ministry Leaders may concentrate on developing and sustaining effective ministries
There are some 40,000 city and county governments across the United States, according to the U.S. Census.
If you wish to learn more about CivicReach® or become involved in creating discipleship ministries to local political leaders, contact Dr. DeShong at: [email protected]
Reaching political leaders at all levels of service in all branches of government is a 21-year objective of Capitol Ministries.
Working since its establishment in 1996, Capitol Ministries has created three discipleship Bible studies to Members of the White House Cabinet, U.S. Senators, and Representatives in Washington, D.C.; planted ministries in 43 U.S. state capitols; and established ministries in 24 foreign federal capitols, with several new ministries set to begin next year.
Capitol Ministries’ mission is: “Making disciples of Jesus Christ in the political arena throughout the world.”