‘Ministers Together’ Initiative Links Legislators, Pastors to Discuss Cultural Issues

PHILADELPHIA—The Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network (PPN, www.papastors.net) is bridging the gap between pastors and the public square and has created an initiative like none other in the nation—it is called the PA Pastors’ Network Ministers Together project.  This will also be an initiative for the American Pastors’ Network (APN, www.americanpastorsnetwork.net) on a national level.

The purpose of Ministers Together is to create opportunities to build relationships between pastors and elected officials on a biblical, not political, basis. The goal of the program is in line with the United States Constitution that was designed to keep the government out of religion, not to keep religion and biblical values out of the way in how our country is governed.

The Ministers Together effort rebuilds the biblical worldview perspective as ordained by God. This view is that those in the pulpit are “Ministers of God” and called by God to occupy a position ordained of God. They uniquely possess the command to “Preach the Word” (II Tim. 4:2) and are given the authority to speak the Truth—not only to their local congregations but into the public square. They are clearly God’s prime leaders and communicators of Truth.

This biblical worldview also holds that those in elected office are not just ‘politicians’ but also occupy an equally ordained position as “Ministers of God,” with a clear job description as servants of God and God’s servants to the people. (Rom 13:4).

According to Sam Rohrer, President of PPN and the American Pastors’ Network, “The purpose of Ministers Together is to bridge the gap between ‘Church and State’ and rebuild the biblical worldview perspective as ordained by God. We are already seeing results from the Ministers Together program and it is encouraging to see legislators who want to work with pastors to incorporate more of a Judeo-Christian worldview into their decision making processes.

The first Ministers Together event of 2014 is a breakfast set for this week. For more information and to register if you are a pastor or legislator, visit www.papastors.net/events.

For more information on Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network, visit www.papastors.net or call 610.584.1225.

The Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network is a group of biblically faithful clergy and church liaisons whose objective is to build a permanent infrastructure of like-minded clergy who affirm the authority of Scripture, take seriously Jesus’ command to be the “salt and light” to the culture, encourage informed Christian thinking about contemporary social issues; examine public policy issues without politicizing their pulpits and engage their congregations in taking part in our political process on a non-partisan basis.

The Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network is a state chapter affiliate of the American Pastors’ Network. The American Pastors’ Network is a Ministry Program Affiliate of Capstone Legacy Foundation (a 501 C3 non-profit organization).

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