Established ministry leaders and newly recruited candidates from nearly 60 nations will gather in Washington, D.C. this week for CapMin’s International Recruiting and Training Conference to learn how to build and sustain discipleship ministries for local, state, and national political leaders at home and around the world.
“We think there is great merit in bringing together all our ministry leaders from throughout the world every other year,” said Ralph Drollinger, CapMin president and founder.
“The primary objectives here are not only to train and sharpen our men in their ministry skills, but to encourage them to be recruiting other ministry leaders to plant federal, state, and local government ministries; like begets like. Doing so creates geometric growth in and for Capitol Ministries worldwide.
Men will be traveling from many U.S. states and from many nations in Africa, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America to learn CapMin’s intensely biblical methodology that has been sharpened, refined, and seasoned over more than 27 years of ministry to public servants. The training is indispensable to successful, sustainable ministries.
In this specific regard, “CapMin will be rolling out its upgraded training that is designed to be translated and used throughout the world in the days ahead, Lord willing, as the ministry expands. The D.C. training will include for the first time: 4-color trainee workbooks for each participant; coordinated PowerPoint slides; and an extensive teacher’s manual for each of the six training sessions,” said Brian Solomon, global director for training.
Many of the men at the conference have existing ministries to political leaders and some are newly recruited Bible teachers participating in their first ever training.
Instruction will be given on how to launch discipleship Bible studies, biblical teaching methods, the value of discipleship and relationship building, the priority of evangelism, the importance of leading public servants toward maturity in Christ, and why CapMin does not engage in political activism and lobbying, among many other topics.
All three aspects of the training curriculum will be translated in real-time from English into Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian, and other languages.
Drollinger will lead the training with the assistance of Brian Hanson, international global director, and Pastor Solomon who have years of ministry experience. Pastor Hanson and Pastor Solomon also lead a weekly Bible study to members of the Ohio legislature.
The conference also provides opportunities for relationship building and for ministry leaders to learn from each other.
The men will have an opportunity to ask specific questions during a Q and A session that will be manned by Drollinger, Pastor Hanson, Slavik Rymskyi, global director of Eastern and Western Europe, Oscar Zamora, Latin America global director, Matt Goodsell, North America global director, and Dr. Dan DeShong, Local Government Ministries global director.
Participants will also hear reports of about existing and emerging CapMin ministries around the world.
Some of the U.S. senators and representatives who participate in Drollinger’s Members Bible Studies on the Hill every week will participate in a number of ways including speaking and giving devotionals.
Capitol Ministries leadership asks that our prayer partners and supporters pray for the conference, for God’s leading, for safe travels, and that the hearts of participants would be ignited to teach God’s Word to the political leaders of the world.