“With the nation in turmoil, why are our political leaders the most neglected mission field in America today?”
That’s the question distinguished statesman Rick Perry asks in Capitol Ministries’ full-page advertisement in the May 22 issue of “WORLD Magazine,” a publication for believers with a 100,000 bi-weekly circulation.
Former Secretary Perry is spearheading CapMin’s nationwide effort to recruit ministry leaders across America to teach the Bible in weekly studies to local government public servants in their neighborhoods. He has served as Governor of Texas and in the White House Cabinet during the Trump Administration.
“When I served as U.S. Secretary of Energy in Washington, D.C., nothing prepared me better for the work that needed to be done for our nation than the hour I spent every week in the Capitol Ministries White House Cabinet Bible Study,” former Secretary Perry said in the ad.
“Our political leaders desperately need God’s Word and yet they are all but forgotten when it comes to evangelism and discipleship. Let’s fix that.”
CapMin is challenging the Church to become involved in reaching this vital affinity group with God’s Word.
“We are praying churches across our nation will answer the call to evangelize and disciple political leaders,” said Ralph Drollinger, President and Founder of Capitol Ministries. “While often overlooked, this affinity sphere is like everyone else, they need to be discipled in the word of God.”
“We are praying God will raise up qualified, dedicated Bible teachers who have the hearts of evangelists to establish discipleship ministries to the 500,000 local government public servants across this nation.”
“CapMin has been blessed with such men who are already leading weekly Bible studies to the men and women who are making the decisions that impact America’s bedrock communities. We pray God will multiply them exceedingly and abundantly.”
CapMin has already received responses to the advertisement from candidates in a variety of places in including Florida, Colorado, and North Carolina, said Dr. Dan DeShong, CapMin’s Global Director of Local Government Ministries (LGM) who will be vetting the candidates.
Dr. DeShong is charged with developing, growing, and administering LGM efforts throughout the United States and foreign nations.
The advertisement directs those who are interested in building discipleship ministries to local government public servants to apply at Capmin.org/local.
CapMin’s ad is on the back inside cover page and directly opposite the column of WORLD Magazine’s editor-in-chief Marvin Olasky. The headline of his column is, “Thinkin’ about Lincoln, A nation’s slow poisoning.”
The advertisement is one of several that Capitol Ministries will be launching over the coming year.
After Dr. DeShong launched the first study in Sacramento, CA two years ago, LGMs have sprung up in Texas, Delaware, and in many foreign nations where the idea caught fire and ministries proliferated.
The curriculum for LGM is a year’s worth of the most pertinent and vital Bible studies that Drollinger has written for national public leaders in Washington, D.C., that have been compiled in the book, Oaks in Office: Biblical Essays for Political Leaders.
Ministry leader candidates must complete required training before they begin their ministries. CapMin provides on-going training, support, and assistance in marketing, fund raising, and accounting.
The Bible studies have been written and CapMin is looking for men to teach them – the retired businessman, pastor or former pastor, lay pastor, Sunday school teacher, small group leader, and anyone else who senses a call from God to minister to local political public servants.
If this is you, please apply at: capmin.org/local.