A litany of issues reflecting biblical worldviews – or not – will be addressed by the Georgia legislature in coming weeks, and Georgia Baptists plan to be there to have their voices heard.
The season will be launched by pastors and laity being encouraged to attend this week’s annual Legislative Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
The meal and program will begin at 7 a.m. in the Empire Room at the Sloppy Floyd Building in downtown Atlanta. Georgia Baptist Convention President Thomas Hammond will be guest speaker.
The event provides guests to mingle with legislators and develop relationships and share concerns. It also gives an opportunity for guests to pray specifically throughout the year for those legislators whom they meet.
Feb. 2, 9 to feature Pastors Day at the Capitol
Next on the calendar will be Pastors Day at the Capitol. Each of the instructional events will be held on Feb. 2 and 9 and are free and open to the first 100 each day.
A free boxed lunch is included and registration can be completed here. Pastors are encouraged to bring registered laity with them to the gathering.
The 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. event will also begin in the Empire Room, as the Prayer Breakfast. Keynote speaker Emir Caner, president of Truett McConnell College in Cleveland will provide helpful information on how to be involved in civic affairs. After the program, participants will cross the street for a tour of the State Capitol.
The day will also include other speakers who are actively involved in political life, said State Missionary and Georgia Baptist Mission Board Lobbyist Mike Griffin. The Hartwell pastor, who serves as the Mission Board’s public affairs representative, also serves also serves at Liberty Baptist Church.
“Participants at either of these two sessions will learn more about how we can and should be engaged in the process of state government,” he noted.
For more information contact Karen Wheeler at email@example.com or by calling (770) 936-5204. Mike Griffin can also be contacted at (706) 436-2646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.