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.
If you’re looking for a presentation that will promote those qualities at your next conference, retreat or event, the staff and leaders at the Center for Christian Civics are available. Our speakers have been brought in to speak by a range of recognized ministries, including Redeemer Presbyterian Church of New York City, the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, Calvin College and Cru Global.
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What do Our Talks cover?
Through our tailored research, congregation-wide equipping, and dedicated leadership coaching, the Foundations of Christian Civic Engagement program prepares your Christian community to better understand the ministry field God has placed you in and function as a living example of how the gospel redeems our broken relationships to politics, government and power. Major goals of the program include:
Motivating your church with A Spiritual call to Public Engagement
God did not place us in a participatory democracy by accident. Our program will help your entire congregation work through how to take up that responsibility faithfully.
equipping your leaders to minister in a polarized era
Our program includes focused equipping for lay and ordained ministry leaders covering teaching techniques, practical approaches to real-life shepherding challenges, and more.
making your church hospitable across party lines
Discussion, guided prayer and conversation exercises will help your congregation develop the spiritual disciplines and emotional skills necessary to form deep relationships across the aisle.
Developing A Distinctly Christian way of Practicing politics
Participants learn to engage a broken political system in ways that are generous, patient, loving and well-informed—because our behavior reflects on Jesus.
In the end, you will have a clear set of programs and best practices to carry forward that your leaders can implement easily and your congregation is excited to participate in.
“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"