Center for Christian Civics
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Center for Christian Civics
Empowering the church to be lamps on stands across the political spectrum.
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Oct
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Healing Our Divided Nation: Q Commons

The Center for Christian Civics is hosting a two-hour conference on Healing Our Divided Nation as part of Q Commons!

This two-hour live event will educate Christians on how they can bring hope and leadership to their communities in a critical moment for America. The event will feature live, local presentations on race, media literacy and living locally in a global city combined with broadcast presentations from New York Times columnist David Brooks, author Kara Powell and artist/activist Propaganda. 

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May Prayer Call
May
23
12:30pm12:30pm

May Prayer Call

The Center for Christian Civics hosts monthly conference calls, leading men and women around the country in fifteen minutes of prayer for the health of our political process, the effect politics is having on our church communities, and the well-being of the men and women who work in government around the country. Our May prayer call will focus on the ways in which politics can challenge our attempts to build genuine Christian community.

May 23, 12:30-12:45pm

Dial-in Number (United States): (515) 739-1285
Access Code: 194304
International Dial-in Numbers: https://www.freeconferencecall.com/wall/centerforchristiancivics#international

Online Meeting Link: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/centerforchristiancivics
Online Meeting ID: centerforchristiancivics
 

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Faith & Work: The Waiting Room
May
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Faith & Work: The Waiting Room

This free event, hosted by Grace Downtown church in Washington, DC, includes a panel discussion with Center for Christian Civics co-founder Rick Barry and two Body Politic contributors.


When it comes to our work lives, it can be difficult to find contentment and rest in God. In our hyper competitive culture, we may feel like we’re not accomplishing enough or advancing in our careers as quickly as we imagined or as fast as our peers. Have you ever felt restless in your professional life; like you’re perpetually waiting for the ideal job opportunity, waiting to be promoted in your current job, waiting to be recognized, waiting to lead, or waiting to finally showcase your true talents?

After all, it took Jesus thirty years before he started his public ministry. And even then, that’s not to say his work as a carpenter prior to that time was in vain. Join us for our next Faith & Work event: The Waiting Room. Together, we will explore the struggle of waiting and how to trust in God’s timing for issues affecting our work lives through a brief lecture, personal reflections through a panel of speakers and small group discussion.

Date: Mon May 8

Time: Doors at 6:30. Panel + Discussion 7:00pm-9:00 pm

Location: Calvary Baptist Church- Chapel
755 8th Street NW
Washington, DC

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**Registration Deadline: Friday May 5**

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About Faith & Work: We believe that the gospel transforms every area of our life. So if we spend the majority of our waking hours working, then how can we, as a Grace DC community, think through, reflect upon, and work out the implications for how the gospel affects and renews our daily work lives? We define work holistically to mean any endeavor to which you apply your particular talents.

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RESCHEDULED: Community Care Prayer Call
Apr
18
12:30pm12:30pm

RESCHEDULED: Community Care Prayer Call

The Center for Christian Civics hosts a monthly series of national conference calls bringing together men and women in prayer for the health of our political process, the effect it is having on our church communities, and the men and women serving in government throughout our country. Our March call will focus on political polarization and the responsibility of Christians to care for the communities around us. 

Dial-In Number: (515) 739-1285
Access Code: 194304
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How to Behave In Public
Feb
11
10:00am10:00am

How to Behave In Public

The Boston Fellows program equips emerging leaders to serve Christ and neighbor in the working world. We are passionate about workplace excellence, about the well-being of Greater Boston, and about Christ-like living. Boston Fellows cohorts, consisting of men and women from churches throughout the city, commit to a year of study, community, and workshops, in addition to their daily spiritual disciplines. 

Center for Christian Civics is excited to present a day of teaching and discussion about faith in the public square, including how to acknowledge political commitments within the lives of church members and how to engage in civic and political life in light of our faith.

This event is part of the regular commitment for Boston Fellows cohort members, but is also open to the public. Save the date, but check back in February for updated location information.

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Post-Inauguration Prayer Call
Jan
24
12:30pm12:30pm

Post-Inauguration Prayer Call

Four days into the new presidential administration, we continue our ongoing series of national conference calls praying for elected officials, the process of government and the political divides in our church communities.

     Dial-In Number: 515-739-1285
     Access Code: 194304

This call will provide you with models for how to pray through the first weeks of the presidential administration and prepare your heart for taking up the responsibilities of citizenship in your local community.

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Inauguration Day Prayer Call
Jan
20
10:00am10:00am

Inauguration Day Prayer Call

A new presidential administration is about to begin, and so we invite you to join us in prayer

If you haven't had a chance to join us for our bi-weekly prayer calls yet, this special addition to the schedule is a great time to jump in. Joined by a Washington, DC, pastor, we'll spend fifteen minutes praying together for those who are dreading the incoming administration, those who are eager for it, and those who will be working in and with it. 

Inauguration Day Prayer Call
Friday, January 20, 2017
10:00 am EST
Call-In Number: (515) 739-1285
Access Code: 194304
 

The line will open a few minutes before 10:00 am EST and the prayers will begin promptly at 10:00.

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Rescheduled: Happy New Year Prayer Call
Jan
10
12:30pm12:30pm

Rescheduled: Happy New Year Prayer Call

Start your new year right by spending fifteen minutes following through on the Bible's command to pray for the government and social structures of the cities into which he has carried his people. 

Our next prayer call will be held on Tuesday, January 10, and will be hosted by leaders from the Christian Civics team.

Dial-In Number: (515) 739-1285
Access Code: 194304

 

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Christmastide Prayer Call: The Gospel Incarnate
Dec
20
12:30pm12:30pm

Christmastide Prayer Call: The Gospel Incarnate

What can the Christmas season mean for the way believers think about politics and the public square? Join the Center for Christian Civics team for fifteen minutes of prayer that will help you pray the Christmas story deeper into your own heart and cast a vision for how God's incarnation could change our communities.

Dial-In Number: (515) 739-1285
Access Code: 194304

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Our Political Mission: A Gospel Framework for Civic Life
Dec
10
10:00am10:00am

Our Political Mission: A Gospel Framework for Civic Life

Whether you work in or around politics or just have neighbors who are thinking about joining the PTA, the gospel should be made manifest in every corner of your life. An exclusive event for members and regular attenders of Grace Mosaic church in Washington, DC, this class will outline the major principles Christians should bear in mind as they carry their faith into the public square.

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Prayer Call: Can Republicans and Democrats Pray Together?
Dec
6
12:30pm12:30pm

Prayer Call: Can Republicans and Democrats Pray Together?

Coming together with our brothers and sisters around the country for fifteen minutes of prayer for our political process and the effect it is having on our church communities has been one of the highlights of a busy autumn for the Christian Civics team. Our next call is December 6, and will be led by Center for Christian Civics co-founders Rick Barry and Danny Leiva.

Dial-In Number: (515) 739-1285
Access Code: 194304

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What Happens Next? Post-Election Prayer Call
Nov
22
12:30pm12:30pm

What Happens Next? Post-Election Prayer Call

Our obligation to pray for the government of the land into which God has carried us didn't begin during the primaries and it won't stop on election day. How can we grow in well-informed, gospel-centered prayer for our country when an election isn't on the line? And how can we lead others to grow in this discipline?

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The Gospel Coalition New England Conference: Free Resources
Nov
11
to Nov 12

The Gospel Coalition New England Conference: Free Resources

Faithful: The Gospel Coalition New England Regional Conference will be held in Boston, MA, on November 11 and 12 and will feature over two dozen speakers across two days of plenary sessions and breakouts. 

As a special promotion, anyone who registers for the conference will get a free copy of the Leader's Edition of our first Bible study guide, Light to the World: Making Politics Safe for Christian Community.

Learn more about the event or register on the event's website.

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Election Day Prayer Call
Nov
8
12:30pm12:30pm

Election Day Prayer Call

Every other Tuesday from September through election day, Center for Christian Civics is hosting prayer conference calls to pray for our candidates, our nation and our churches during the election season.

During each 15-minute lunchtime call, pastors or ministry leaders from around the country will lead participants in Christ-centered prayer for the effect the divisive election season is having on our congregations; the ways in which our congregations can offer healing to the communities around us; and wisdom, emotional health and spiritual health for the candidates and their staffs. 

Our election-day prayer call will be held at 12:30 pm Eastern Time and will be led by pastors Scotty Smith and Chuck Garriott. Rev. Smith is Teacher in Residence at West End Community Church in Franklin, TN, and author of several books on prayer. Rev. Garriott has ministered to men and women who work in government around the world for over 20 years as director of Ministry to State. If you'd like reminders about upcoming calls, sign up for our mailing list below!

Please remember to join us on election day, November 8, at 12:30 pm EDT. Call in at (515) 739-1020 and use the access code 194304. The line opens a few minutes before the call begins, and the program starts at 12:30 pm sharp. All prayer calls are fifteen minutes long--short enough to fit into a lunch break--and provide three model prayers you can continue to use to guide your prayer time in the weeks to come.


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The Gospel, Politics and a Healthy Church Community
Oct
30
4:00pm 4:00pm

The Gospel, Politics and a Healthy Church Community

The presidential election is just days away. Next Sunday, many of your fellow congregants will be relieved while many others will be distraught. Still others will probably be entirely frustrated or numb. How can you share a church and grow alongside people who care deeply about the very same politics that you reject?

Hosted by Grace Downtown. Registration is not required.

Time and Location

Sunday, October 30, 2016
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

755 8th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
 

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Bi-Partisan Prayer Call w/Michael Wear & Bill Wichterman
Oct
25
12:30pm12:30pm

Bi-Partisan Prayer Call w/Michael Wear & Bill Wichterman

Every other Tuesday from September through election day, Center for Christian Civics is hosting prayer conference calls to pray for our candidates, our nation and our churches during the election season.

During each 15-minute lunchtime call, pastors or ministry leaders from around the country will lead participants in Christ-centered prayer for the effect the divisive election season is having on our congregations; the ways in which our congregations can offer healing to the communities around us; and wisdom, emotional health and spiritual health for the candidates and their staffs. 

Our October 25 prayer call will be held at 12:30 pm (Eastern) and will be led by Michael Wear and Bill Wichterman. Michael served as director of faith outreach for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Bill served as Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and as the president's personal liaison to the conservative movement. Both men are devout Christians passionate about seeing the church thrive.

If you'd like the call-in information or want to stay up to date on who will be leading the next call, let us know!


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Turning Down the Heat
Oct
23
12:45pm12:45pm

Turning Down the Heat

  • Emmanuel Presbyterian Church/Union Theological Seminary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We follow Jesus not simply by promoting what he says but by embracing his way of doing things— his modus operandi…  He let go of his glory, rights, privileges, and freedoms as the eternal Son in order to join us fully in our human condition and to serve us there. But he did so without taking on our values…

Jesus’ manner of engaging the world gives us a mandate for involvement. But it also reins in the foolish triumphalism that makes us impatient with our neighbors and with one another. To choose Jesus’ M.O. is to choose faithfulness and service over outcomes, leaving the latter in God’s hands. We can expect to be resisted, we can even expect to suffer— for to love the world as Jesus did means, at heart, taking up a cross— not winning an argument or an election. Nevertheless our efforts have value and lasting effect: insofar as we are obedient, wise, and loving in our public lives, God notes our efforts, rejoices over them, and values them as tokens of what is to be when his Son returns to make all things right. What is more, in some mysterious way, he causes them to last, promising that our “labor in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58).

Body Broken: Can Republicans and Democrats Sit in the same Pew?  pp. 131-133
Charles Drew

Center for Christian Civics board member Rev. Charles Drew hosts a panel discussion with two church members from opposite sides of the aisle.

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Prayer Call with Stephanie Summers
Oct
11
12:30pm12:30pm

Prayer Call with Stephanie Summers

Every other Tuesday from September through election day, Center for Christian Civics is hosting prayer conference calls to pray for our candidates, our nation and our churches during the election season.

During each 15-minute lunchtime call, pastors or ministry leaders from around the country will lead participants in Christ-centered prayer for the effect the divisive election season is having on our congregations; the ways in which our congregations can offer healing to the communities around us; and wisdom, emotional health and spiritual health for the candidates and their staffs. 

Our October 11 call will be held at 12:30 pm (Eastern time) led by Stephanie Summers, CEO of the Center for Public Justice. If you'd like the call-in information or want to stay up to date on who will be leading the next call, let us know!


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Christian Civics Exhibiting at The Gospel Coalition Mid-Atlantic
Oct
7
to Oct 8

Christian Civics Exhibiting at The Gospel Coalition Mid-Atlantic

  • Stonehill Church of Princeton (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The inaugural Gospel Coalition Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference features two days of teaching on the book of Ephesians and on understanding the culture of our current mission field from Bryan Chapell, Vermon Pierre, Bob Doll, David Kim and more. If you're planning on visiting the conference, be sure to stop by theCenter for Christian Civics exhibition booth to learn more about our work and how we might be able to help you or your church community navigate these politically divisive times with gospel hope.

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Prayer, Community & Political Passion
Oct
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

Prayer, Community & Political Passion

  • Redeemer Presbyterian Church of New York City (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How can you share a church with people who fundamentally disagree with you about politics? If the Gospel is really good news for all people, we can do much more than that: We can actually learn from and admire the people who disagree with us most deeply. Through teaching, discussion and prayer, we’ll explore how the the Gospel becomes visible to the people around us as it re-shapes our approach to politics—and to our political opponents.

Registration opens soon!

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Praying for Our Politics
Sep
27
12:30pm12:30pm

Praying for Our Politics

Every other Tuesday from September through election day, Center for Christian Civics is hosting prayer conference calls to pray for our candidates, our nation and our churches during the election season.

During each 15-minute lunchtime call, pastors or ministry leaders from around the country will lead participants in Christ-centered prayer for the effect the divisive election season is having on our congregations; the ways in which our congregations can offer healing to the communities around us; and wisdom, emotional health and spiritual health for the candidates and their staffs. 

The next call will be held at 12:30 pm (Eastern time) on September 27 and will be led by members of the Christian Civics team.  If you'd like the call-in information or want to stay up to date on who will be leading the next call, let us know!

Note: Due to scheduling conflicts, Stephanie Summers, CEO of the Center for Public Justice, will be joining us on the October 11 prayer call, not the September 27 call.

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Interceding and Giving Thanks: Praying for our Politics
Sep
13
12:30pm12:30pm

Interceding and Giving Thanks: Praying for our Politics

I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 

Every other Tuesday beginning this week and ending on election day, we are hosting prayer conference calls to pray for our candidates, our nation and our churches during the election season. During each 15-minute lunchtime call, participants will be led in Christ-centered prayer for the effect the divisive election season is having on our congregations; the ways in which our congregations can offer healing to the communities around us; and wisdom, emotional health and spiritual health for the candidates and their staffs. 

The first call will be led by members of the Center for Christian Civics team, with subsequent calls also featuring pastors and ministry leaders from around the country. Let us know you're interested and we'll send you the dial-in information and keep you up-to-date on leaders and topics.

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