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White Capitol Commission

The Ministry of a State Minister

The ministry of the Capitol Commission State Minister begins by affirming his commitment to the truth of God’s word (John 17:17). That commitment and love for the Lord Jesus Christ compels the Minister to live his life for the glory of God. The Holy Scripture instructs him to “come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13).

Each State Minister is expected to be faithfully developing his prayer life, his study of God’s word (for both personal applications and for teaching), and the spiritual and physical health of his family. In committing to the responsibilities associated with this ministry description, the State Minister does so with the understanding that the life he models represents not only what Capitol Commission stands for, but more importantly, what would bring honor and glory to Jesus Christ and to the furtherance of His Kingdom.

The ministry of a State Minister encompasses three specific areas:

  • Ministry to the Capitol Community (Legislators, Assistants, and Staff)
  • Ministry to the State Minister’s Family
  • Ministry in the Local Church

I. Ministry to the Capitol Community – (Non-Political, Non-Lobbying)

  • Evangelizing those who have not yet experienced a personal relationship with Jesus Christ (Romans 1:16)
  • Establishing those who have a desire to grow in their faith and in their knowledge of the Scriptures (Colossians 2:6-7)
  • Equipping those who have been called to spiritual leadership (Ephesians 4:11-12)
  • Encouraging the Church to participate in the process with us (1Timothy 2:1-4) Revised August 11, 2021
  • Enlisting & Enabling individuals, businesses, and churches to become strategic prayer and financial partners (2 Corinthians 8:3-6)
  • Engaging & Enabling those who desire to participate in the ministry by offering their time and talents (Matthew 25:20)
  • Entreating God to bless all facets of the ministry while looking to Him for wisdom, guidance and ways to bring Him glory (1 Chronicles 4:10)
  • Enjoying the opportunity to witness God move in miraculous ways (Psalm 37:4-6)

II. Ministry to the State Minister’s Family

Because the family is God’s basic building block of society, each State Minister has the God-given responsibility to love his wife as Christ loved the church, and to lead, protect, provide for, and nurture his family. Capitol Commission suggests that each State Minister establish personal goals in the following areas and share them with an accountability partner:

  • Spiritual Life
  • Family Life
  • Vocational Life
  • Financial Life
  • Intellectual Life
  • Physical fitness/Recreational Life

III. Ministry to the Local Church

Each State Minister is required to be a member of a church, be affirmed by its leadership, and be submissive to their spiritual authority in his life. Capitol Commission requires a letter of affirmation from the State Minister’s church to be on file in the national office. Ideally, this church will support him as one of their missionaries. In most states, the ideal State Minister is a full time year round missionary that gives primary devotion to their mission field. But in some state situations, God may call a Lead Pastor or a staff pastor to a dual role. In these unique situations the call has great potential to bring blessing to the local church as well as the state ministry. The key is striking a wise balance of maintaining the primary call to the local congregation yet allowing adequate time to grow the footprint of ministry to the Capitol Community. Capitol Commission will work alongside to strategize balance, provide counsel and help create attainable state ministry goals. The State Minister should wisely plan and skillfully seize speaking opportunities to encourage prayer, partnership and participation in this ministry.

What to Know More?

Have questions about our doctrine, qualifications, or how to become a State Minister?

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Contact Information:

Paul Meinsen
Assistant to the President
Paul.Meinsen@capitolcom.org
Text: 573-747-7278

Brad Harbaugh
President
brad.harbaugh@capitolcom.org
Text: 919-649-5208

National Office at 919-803-4646

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