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Christian Men at Work Podcast

Nov 18, 2019

What You'll Hear:

  • Bert was offered the role of State Chaplain in NC starting this year after he chose not to run for re-election in the state legislature
  • It's a full-time position, though there's some flexibility with it
  • It's a mission position, so each chaplain needs to raise money to fund their position
  • Most legislators are away from their family and lose that support system so they need chaplain support
  • Most people legislators deal with are either bullying them or asking something from them
  • The organization is not affiliated with any particular denomination
  • Right now, 23 states have Capitol Commission State Ministers
  • The two largest obstacles are to have the resources and to have the chaplain be welcome
  • Bert ministers to fellow believing Christians but also is there for any non-Christians who are interested
  • Some of the non-Christian legislators don't go to the Bible Studies but say they look at them
  • Chaplains are non-political.  They don't tell legislators how to vote, but are there to change hearts
  • Capitol Commission is not active in our nation's capitol, but there are some efforts in that direction at this time
  • Go to if you want to pray for legislators
  • The Bible commands us to pray for our leaders, and we should pray that they are saved and transformed and to grow in the Lord
  • "There's a lot of overflow of blessings that comes back to us as citizens when we are praying properly for our leaders"
  • There's also an opportunity to reach lobbyists, members of the executive branch, pages, and justices on the court
  • There were over 20 legislators and the Lt. Gov who were part of the National Day of Prayer in Raleigh
  • Bert has had an opportunity to speak at a lot of churches
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