In this Pastors’ Briefing, I will share:
- What opportunities there will be in 2020 for pastors to engage and share the gospel with lawmakers at the Capitol
- How Ohio pastors have been engaging at the Statehouse
- Action Alerts on legislation pending at the Statehouse that need the faith community’s immediate intercessory prayer
Intercessory Prayer Partner
The Intercessory Prayer Partner Team kicked off the bi-weekly call-in to pray over the work of CCV and its projects, the Church Ambassador Network, the Ohio Christian Education Network and the Ohio Christian Employers Network. If you sense a calling to pray for CCV, the work, the staff and the supporters, register below. The next call-in prayer time will be Friday, January 31 at 9 am.
Drop-In Prayer Time at the Statehouse
Pastors sensing the call to pray at the Statehouse, are partnering with the Church Ambassador Network to offer a Drop-In prayer time for lawmakers. On the last Thursday of the months when the legislature is in session, in a reserved room at the Statehouse pastors will avail themselves to pray for lawmakers who drop by. Being a Shepherd of God’s government is not easy for the sinner or the saint. Since pastors know well the weight of being a Shepherd, who better to pray for lawmakers? There’s still time and opportunity for pastors to sign up for just one Thursday a month.
Engaging at the Statehouse: The Capitol Project
The Church Ambassador Network kicked off the year with pastors catching the vision of the Capitol Project, praying with legislators and joining the governor at the 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Awards Ceremony held at Trinity United Methodist Church across from the Statehouse.
Here are some highlights from the first Capitol Project of 2020:
Pastors Fray and Tober pray with their Licking County state senator
Pastor Eric Tober meeting with Adjutant General of the Ohio National Guard, John Harris, Jr.
Pastor Aaron Fry sharing the gospel with award ceremony attendees.
Don’t let lawmakers take children out of Christian schools!
Lawmakers are threatening to significantly cut the EdChoice Voucher program, which many families rely on to attend Protestant and Catholic schools. Local public schools in your area are pushing to have the program rolled back which mean…. READ MORE.
Protect Religious Freedom in Ohio Public Schools!
The Ohio House of Representatives will be voting on the CCV-backed Ohio Student Religious Liberties Act. HB 164 is sponsored by Rep. Tim Ginter and ensures that Ohio Christian students in public… READ MORE.
Discrimination Comes to the Ohio House
A copy-cat bill of Senate Bill 11, a Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity (SOGI) bill, is now being introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives and it has bi-partisan joint sponsorship – Republican Representative Brett Hillyer and…. READ MORE.
Happy New Year!
Church Relations Director
Citizens for Community Values
Creating an Ohio where God’s blessings of life, family, and religious freedom are treasured, respected and protected.