“I was a successful Eagle Scout because a Scoutmaster guided me through the Boy Scouts of America manual. I was a proficient Air Force pilot because an instructor taught me how to use a checklist. Ralph Drollinger is my life instructor, leading me and many other Public Servants through the most important checklist in history. Capitol Ministries’ work delving into biblical truths is creating mighty Oaks In Office around the world. I suppose Ralph’s figurative cultivation, fertilization, and watering is making him the equivalent of a biblical Johnny Appleseed!”
— Rick Perry, Former Governor of Texas
Capitol Ministries is pleased to announce that Oaks In Office, Biblical Essays For Political Leaders, a handsome four-volume set of in-depth Bible studies designed to disciple elected leaders, has just rolled off the presses.Oaks In Office contains fifty-two of the best Bible studies from amongst the hundreds that Ralph Drollinger, President and Founder of Capitol Ministries, has written for political leaders over his many years in ministry. Averaging eight pages long and one for every week of the year, the studies build upon one another to take the Public Servant on an increasing faith journey through the Old and New Testaments. Comprehensive and thorough, these Bible studies help the political leader come to Christ, develop in personal holiness, construct a biblical foundation, form a Christian world view, and increase in faith.
These in-depth and exegetically-driven essays also provide custom applications to the life of a public leader, examine the characteristic of biblical leaders, as well as investigate current social issues through the timeless lens of God’s Word.
“I have sat under Ralph’s spiritual mentorship for most of the last eight years, and his unique ability to show how God’s Word speaks to the many intricate policy issues facing America today has served to inform my work as a Member of Congress. From what the Bible says about basic human rights, to the characteristics of true leaders, to national security, to mundane policy issues like budgets, taxes, and formulating laws, his insights remind me that faith and freedom do, indeed go hand in hand. I commend Oaks In Office to any Public Servant who truly desires to positively influence the cities, states, nations, and world around us in a Godly manner.”
— Bill Johnson, U.S. Representative, OH, 6th Congressional District
A metaphor for the mature-in-Christ Public Servant, the oak tree pushes its roots deep into the earth providing a firm foundation for challenges that are to come. Elegant and noble, the indomitable oak can withstand drought, fire, wind, and floods; it provides strength, support, and shelter to both animals and people. Oak trees are splendid examples of the characteristics that God desires of His servants whom He has placed in positions of civil government leadership.
“Oaks In Office is a wonderful gift from Ralph Drollinger, who has dedicated much of his life to Public Servants who wish to maintain and enhance their faith and character while navigating the often-complex landscape of government life. It is a scholarly yet easily understood tome with great lessons for everyone.”
— Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Sr., M.D.
Oaks In Office was created to be used by Capitol Ministries Bible teachers who disciple political leaders around the globe.
There are more than 500,000 elected leaders in the United States alone. Our mission, in keeping with the Great Commission, is to make disciples of Jesus Christ amongst the political leaders of the world. This has been the mission of Capitol Ministries since our founding in 1996.
Through God’s leading and with the support of faithful donors, we have made great progress in that global mission by partnering strong, godly Bible teachers with Christian Public Servants to create sustainable, weekly Bible studies inside the halls of government.
If you see a need for discipleship amongst our elected leaders, and if you agree that weekly Bible studies is a strategic way to help fulfill the Great Commission, as well as strengthen a nation from within, would you prayerfully consider purchasing a copy of Oaks In Office for your state representative, senator, or local city or county commissioner?
This would be a gift that would have a great impact not only on the earthly and eternal life of the public servant, but also on our country, and would expand your own ministry influence with your Public Servants.
“Praying for those in authority is a biblical mandate, just like the mandate to make disciples. There is no question that it is easier to pray for a leader than it is to help him become a disciple. This book is about the tough and joyous work of making disciples of all nations and the leaders of those nations. When leaders have a solid Biblical core, their family, community, and decisions are forever changed.”
— U.S. Senator James Lankford, OK
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