Welcome to 121 Capitol Connection
121 Capitol Connection is a Christ-centered ministry that reaches the people who influence policy and legislation. The mission of 121 Capitol Connection is to provide prayer support, encouragement, and the light of the gospel to our Michigan State Government officials. This ministry was born from recognition of the fact that those serving in government are largely a neglected mission field. In I Timothy 2:1-2, the Bible commands Christians to avidly pray for their government officials to the end that (v2) we can live out our godly life in freedom and peace, and (v4) God can work to save souls. Our desire is to see the power of the love of Christ and His gospel making a difference in our state Capitol first for eternity and also for freedom.
The vision of 121 Capitol Connection is accomplished through Michigan pastors and their churches. We are striving to mobilize pastors across the state to build genuine relationships with their legislators. A pastor from his church’s legislator’s districts will be exponentially more effective at building those relationships for Christ than a pastor who is not from that legislator's district. As these relationships are built through prayer and encouragement, they will begin to include open doors for the gospel as well as honest discussion on legislation or political/moral issues.
Pastor Dominic Burkhard, director of 121 Capitol Connection, spends time in Lansing each week connecting with legislators and their staff, working with other pastors, and being an influence for Christ in any way he can be. His objective is to be in Lansing to minister to the legislators and staff when pastors from their districts cannot be. He has personally made contact with every legislative office and is there helping pastors begin and grow relationships with their legislators. If you would like to get connected with your legislator, Pastor Dom would love to help make that happen.
Pastor Dominic Burkhard
121 Capitol Connection Director