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.”
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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.
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“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!