CapMin has appointed seven regional directors to recruit, vet, and help mentor newly minted Bible teachers as Local Government Ministries (LGM), our latest initiative for city and county public servants, continues to “explode” across the United States.
Last year, a national recruiting effort headed by distinguished statesman Rick Perry attracted dozens of candidates who sensed a calling to lead weekly Bible studies to public servants in their neighborhoods and disciple them to maturity in the faith. We are in the process of vetting and training dozens of new leaders.
We expect that we will be vetting additional ministry leader candidates in the coming months as CapMin partners with local churches around the country to recruit members of the congregations—lay leaders, Sunday school teachers, retired businessmen—to build discipleship ministries to city and county political public servants in their communities.
To prepare for this expected surge, Capitol Ministries is building an internal infrastructure that will aid in the organized and systematic methodology to vet, train, and mentor LGM ministry leaders and provide support and guidance as they launch ministries.
The new regional directors will report to and work with Dr. Dan DeShong, CapMin’s Director of LGM. They are:
Dr. DeShong has the distinction of leading the first LGM weekly Bible study to public servants in the Greater Sacramento, CA area. The group completed Ralph Drollinger’s book, Oaks in Office: Biblical Essays for Political Leaders, and has begun studying the curriculum a second time.
“As Capitol Ministries and Local Government Ministries in particular continues to grow, we are establishing processes and procedures to maintain our strict standards of teaching the Bible accurately and faithfully,” said Ralph Drollinger, President and Founder of Capitol Ministries.
“These fine men were not picked at random. In addition to being experienced in leading their own discipleship Bible studies to public servants, these new regional directors have the spiritual gifts, experience, and maturity that are required to serve in this vital position.”
Dr. DeShong said the regional director positions will be all the more important as CapMin intensifies efforts to work with local churches to recruit members of the congregation who sense a call to evangelize and disciple local public servants.
“We are making disciples who will go out and make disciples,” he said. “LGM is growing so quickly that I keep changing the word from expansion to explosion.”
The men will meet with Drollinger and Dr. DeShong in California on June 1-4 for a required CapMin Training Conference.
Both Drollinger and Dr. DeShong request that CapMin supporters pray for the conference, the regional directors, and that much fruit would result from LGM expansion.
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