Pastors and others crowd The Empire Room during Pastors Day at the Capitol last year to listen to newly-inaugurated Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, speaking. SCOTT BARKLEY/Index
DULUTH — A crash course in how public policy develops as well as luncheon with two Alliance Defending Freedom representatives await pastors attending Pastors Day at the Capitol on Monday, Jan. 27.
Sponsored by Public Affairs of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, the event will begin with introductions at 10 a.m. in the Appropriations Committee Hearing Room (room 341) in the state capitol building in Atlanta. It will be followed at noon by lunch across the street in The Empire Room of the James “Sloppy” Floyd Building. There, a presentation by Harrison Smith and Matt Sharp of Alliance Defending Freedom will train pastors on how to speak biblically toward social issues.
In addition, Georgia Baptist Executive Director W. Thomas Hammond, Jr. will present the Legislator of the Year Awards to Representative Ed Setzler (R-Acworth) and Senator Renee Unterman (R-Buford) for their pro-life work in passage of the LIFE Act, more commonly known as the heartbeat bill. The day’s activities are scheduled to end by 2:30 p.m.
Registration for the event closes at midnight tonight. Lunch is included but limited to the first 200 registrants.
Scott Barkley serves as editor of The Christian Index.