Capitol Ministries Bible studies are important to political leaders because “iron sharpens iron,” said Pennsylvania State Rep. Cris Dush, D-66, who sponsors the new weekly Bible study ministry to state legislators that began in July.
“We are in a unique position of authority that was established by our nation’s Founding Fathers, many of whom were Christian,” he said. “We need to be reminded of the gravity of the work we are involved in and of God, who ultimately provided that authority to us.”
Four legislators began meeting in an online Bible study July 13, while several other representatives had technical difficulties and were not able to join. Pastor Joseph Green, CapMin’s ministry leader, began teaching his Bible study series on the image of God, or Imago Dei, which examines the significance of human beings understanding what it means to have been created in the image of God.
Pastor Green is also the senior pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania.
Rep. Dush announced the CapMin discipleship ministry for Pennsylvania legislators in his “Mission Report” legislative newsletter this week. He said more of his colleagues would be invited to attend now that the legislature has reconvened. The group did not meet over the summer recess. In addition, members of the capitol building staff have inquired about a Bible study for them.
“I’m excited to have the Word of God being taught in an unapologetic way inside the Pennsylvania capitol,” he said.
If you are interested in supporting Pastor Green’s ministry, visit capmin.org/pa.