Develop a New Approach to the Public Square
When Christians who live in the US today submit the political and civic dimensions of our lives to the authority and discipleship of Christ, we’ll be able to see three clear indications of growth:
- Our friendships in the church will be characterized by a political diversity that our neighbors can’t explain.
- Our relationships to our towns will be marked by a posture of responsibility that inspires our neighbors.
- Our inner lives will be marked by a de-escalation of partisan fervor, giving us radical comfort and calm.
The Center for Christian Civics has developed a suite of workshops that provide the vision, skills and resources for these goals to become realities in your community. These events are for anyone looking to investigate what it means to practice politics faithfully as a Christian living in the US.
bring a Christian Civics class to your church, school or small group
What do our classes cover?
If you’re interested in bringing one of these events to your church, Bible study group, ministry, retreat or office, please fill out the form above. We will work with you to tailor the content to your audience’s specific needs, but to make planning easy, we offer four broad topics we can use as starting points:
Foundations of Christian Public Engagement
Interactive introduction to political diversity and civic stewardship. The best place to start for a general audience at all stages of spiritual development.
Ministering in a Polarized Nation
Focused equipping for lay and ordained ministry leaders. Covers theological and historical backgrounds, teaching techniques and approaches to shepherding concerns.
Turning Down the Heat In Church
Acute help for congregations experiencing political tension or congregations witnessing to deeply divided communities.
Christian Practice for Political Life
Encouragement and discipleship specially tailored for the unique challenges, fears and stressors that come from working in politics, activism or public service.
“As a pastor, you can know the Bible, know your people, know politics—and still not be prepared to shepherd a politically divided church. This course fills in that gap. It’s not going to teach you the ‘right’ answers to divisive questions. It’s going to teach you how to foster a biblical, loving, united community in your church, even when people disagree about politics.”
Participant: Ministering in a Polarized Nation"