“Who in Your Church Would be a Good Disciple Maker Across the Street in City Hall?”
Ralph Drollinger is delivering this challenge to pastors and leaders of Evangelical churches: join us in establishing Bible-study based ministries to city and county public servants in America’s neighborhoods.
CapMin is intensifying our ongoing efforts to forge partnerships with local churches to raise up intentional, deliberate, biblically reliant Bible teachers in their congregations to lead weekly in-depth Bible studies to local public servants.
Throughout the year, teams of CapMin ministry leaders and directors will be meeting with pastors and church leaders at regional conferences to encourage them to recruit lay pastors, Sunday School teachers, retired businessmen, and other men to lead the Bible studies.
Most of the 40,000 incorporated communities in America do not have outposts for Christ, and yet, we see the fall of our country and are watching it geometrically progress in a downward direction.
We at Capitol Ministries think this has a lot to do with the fact that Evangelicals have been too much about political activism and too little about evangelism – going into the public servant’s heart with the gospel and discipling him weekly with a high-protein diet of the Word of God.
To reach more churches with this message, CapMin will be participating as the primary sponsor of Salem Media Group’s 19 Pastor Appreciation Days that the broadcasting giant has scheduled around the nation throughout the year. We will also participate in numerous Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) state and national meetings. Our mission has the support of various SBC state convention executive directors who are endorsing our efforts with their affiliated churches.
Ralph is personally issuing the challenge to churches and pastors in a four-minute video (click here to view) that will be shown at most conferences. At the end of the video pastors are invited to meet with CapMin teams at our booth, learn about our mission, and receive a copy of All in Authority which provides the exegesis as to why it is important for the church to reach public servants with the gospel.
In the video, Ralph explains that inside the Great Commission there exists a specific emphasis to make disciples of Jesus Christ among the world’s kings and political leaders (Acts 9:15 and 1 Timothy 2:1-4). A study of Scripture reveals that the Apostle Paul was commissioned to reach kings and those who are in authority, and Paul later handed the baton over to Timothy in First Timothy 2. What those men were about, we need to be about too.
Ralph has the privilege of leading CapMin in Washington, D.C. Every week of session, he leads separate weekly Members Bible Studies to U.S. Senators and Representatives which meet in person, and a Zoom study with former White House Cabinet Members and senior staff. Ralph has also recently launched a Zoom ministry to governors.
CapMin has built 42 ministries to legislators in state Capitols and to leaders at all levels of government in more than 40 foreign nations. For the last several years, we have been branching out to local government public servants where many state and federal leaders begin their careers.
To foster the creation and building of local government ministries, Capitol Ministries provides the curriculum—in-depth, exegetically driven Bible studies that were written specifically for public servants—as well as training and certification, all at no cost.
We need thousands of local government ministries if we are to turn our nation around. To accomplish that, we need to continue to partner with the local church to raise up ministry leaders who will teach the Bible to local public servants today, many of whom will become the state and national political leaders of tomorrow. For more information, visit: Capmin.org/local.