Here at Cornerstone Baptist Church, we are praising God for an awesome Public Servant’s Day Service!! This past Sunday we held a special service to honor our Michigan legislators. We invited the legislators from our surrounding districts as well as those we had formed good relationships with. In total, we had four legislators and two legislative aides (representing their respective legislators) attend. During the service, we took time to honor them and thank them for their service. Through the preaching, each one heard a clear gospel presentation as well as encouragement to live by wisdom, integrity, and sacrifice.
Following the service, we held a reception and brunch time to provide those in our church with the opportunity to meet their legislators. We also gave each legislator a few minutes to share with us a little bit about themselves and their jobs. Many of them used this time to express how much the 121 Capitol Connection Ministry means to them. Each also one expressed their extreme thanks for hosting the Public Servant Day service as well as for the prayers in their offices with Pastor Dom and those who visit in Lansing with him. We are excited to see how God is going to continue to work through the aftermath of this event.
Attention all churches! We have a special project in mind for the month of April. Here is what we are doing to give you and your church a simple, tangible, and impactful way to be a light for Christ to your state legislators. We are sending packets of these pre-stamped 121 capitol Connection post-cards to churches who want to participate. These are designed for you and your church members to express to your legislators your appreciation for their service and to inform them of your prayers. We have spoken with many legislators who have told us it is extremely rare to get encouragement of any type, so you can know these will go a long way. To be involved in this project, simply follow the instructions given in our video about this project on facebook.
Michigan Capitol Connection 2017
September 18-20, 2017, we hosted our first Michigan Capitol Connection! This was a fantastic first big event in our 121 Capitol Connection ministry and we are already pumped about next year! We had thirteen pastors with seventy fellow believers from different parts of the state come to Lansing to meet with their legislators. Monday night Dr. Chuck Harding (founder of Awake America) opened the convention with a motivational patriotic message. Tuesday during the day, the attendees were divided up into groups and sent into every legislative office in Lansing. It was a great day for prayer, encouragement, and the developing of relationships between pastors and their legislators. Tuesday afternoon we were able to hear from different Christian legislators about the need for this type of ministry in the Capitol. Tuesday evening, we heard a powerful message from Pastor Brad Cranston. Wednesday was the final day of the event. Early in the morning we joined the Capitol Bible study and specifically prayed for the legislators in that group. The rest of the day was spent touring the Capitol and delivering Chik-fil-A cookies to every legislative office as a way of thanking them for the time they took talking with us the day before. We are doing this event again next year, September 17th-19th, so please make plans to come!