Is it OK for a Christian to be in politics, to be involved in a political conversation? Isn’t politics too volatile for a Jesus Follower to be a part of? Where does our faith fit into the political process of the united states of America? How do we bring our faith in Jesus into the political arena without destroying relationships? How do we embrace faith, inspire hope, weaponize love and impact a nation? Can any of that be done within politics? Honestly, I don’t know many of the answers to the questions I am asking. I do know one thing – everyone around me should be benefitting from my faith in Jesus whether they believe in Jesus or not. Is it working??? I don’t know for sure, but I do know that politics is quicksand for me. Soooo, we are bringing in an expert who talks all day long about bringing in the principles of the Kingdom of God into politics. Aamon Ross with Kingdom in politics is with us today to inspire a generation of Jesus followers to get involved in politics and fill the 575,000 political offices in our country.
God calls us to take the Kingdom into every area of the world. For the last 60 years we’ve abdicated our responsibility to steward the political arena and the results are catastrophic. If you’re tired of just talking about the problems in politics and want to be part of the solution, Kingdom In Politics is for you.
Aamon Ross from Kingdom in Politics grew up in a Christian family, but it was just six years ago, while on a business/mission trip to the China wall, that God truly grabbed his attention. Aamon heard God tell him two things, you think too small, and you don’t think generationally. These two statements changed Aamon’s trajectory that led to Kingdom in Politics. With only a 5th-grade civics background, Aamon met with his friend Kevin Stitt and shared how he thought God wanted him to influence politics. At that same meeting, Kevin Stitt confidentially shared with Aamon that he felt he was supposed to run for Oklahoma’s governor. The short story is that Aamon became Kevin Stitts’s campaign manager, won the election and is currently the Governor of Oklahoma.
Aamon shared that at their first meeting to talk about their campaign, they wrote a list of over 100 words in politics that they didn’t know and started studying the language.
When someone decides to become a missionary in a culture, they don’t know anything about it. Much like a foreign missionary learns a language and culture to serve a specific people group, Aamon sees the need for Americans to understand the political language and culture to serve the people group of politics. The idea behind Kingdom in Politics is to raise up groups within churches that “send” someone into politics as they would foreign missions, creating a support team to have the most success.
Kingdom in Politics has a goal to raise 100,000 elected political officials in the next ten years. There are over 500,000 elected positions in America. What a great goal to fill 100,000 offices with Christ-followers. These positions could be from the school board to the White House and everything in between. Their website is full of training and guides to make this possible.
When asked if Christians should be involved in politics, Aamon likes to ask this question, “How do we like the results of Christians not being involved in politics?” Wow, what a powerful question. Is God prompting you to get involved? Is God tugging at you to see a change in an area you can influence? Now might be the time to put your hat in the ring and allow Kingdom in Politics to help you get going. God calls us to take the Kingdom into every area of the world. For the last 60 years, we’ve abdicated our responsibility to steward the political arena, and the results are catastrophic. If you’re tired of just talking about political problems and want to be part of the solution, Kingdom In Politics is for you. This is what it means to work4Him in politics.