This is a 50-minute speaking and multimedia presentation followed by questions and answers. We’ll look at foundations for civic involvement, objections, and a practical action list.
Part One: Foundations for Civic InvolvementI start off by laying some theological and historical foundations.
- Foundation #1 - The Character of King Jesus
- Foundation #2 - Understanding How the United States is a Christian Nation
- Video clip of the first inauguration of President George Washington.
- Foundation #3 - Understanding Progressivism as a Threat to Religious Freedom
- Foundation #4 - Clearly Seeing the Two Visions of America
- Foundation #5 - Our Model: Significant Christian Influence on Government
Part Two: Answers to Objections to Getting Involved with PoliticsPart two gives answers to many of the objections offered to civic involvement.
- Objection #1 - Our Constitution calls for the separation of Church and state.
- Objection #2 - Corruption in politics will corrupt the Church.
- Objection #3 - I just vote for the most compassionate sounding candidates. That's enough.
- Objection #4 - Civic involvement will weaken our church ministries.
- Objection #5 - If I show patriotism, I'm not truly loyal to Jesus Christ.
- Objection #6 - Government is evil and the world belongs to Satan, so we need to focus on Christ.
Part Three: An Action List for Civic InvolvementThe we wrap up with very practical action items to show people how simple it is to get involved and how wide open the door.
- Inspiration to Civic Involvement: William Wilberforce (video clip)
- Involvement Tip #1 - I bring me.
- Involvement Tip #2 - Limiting the power of the courts by appointing "originalist" judges is the most important issue facing the nation today.
- Involvement Tip #3 - Should we vote only for Christians? ...No
- Involvement Tip #4 - Add "citizens" to your prayer list for authorities.
How do I serve?
- Get informed
- Get connected
- Get active
- Get invested
- Get elected
Follow-up Q&A of 20-30 minutes is recommended.
The multimedia presentation requires sound, video projector, and screen. I can travel with equipment for small groups (up to 40) if I'm just in central Wisconsin with my van. Otherwise, I'll work with your tech people to meet the equipment checklist.