Arming Christians to
The Church has a Prophetic Voice to Society
Australia needs the Church to be salt & light in the public square. Plenty of non-Christian Australians do not want the Church to go away quietly or keep God’s Truth to ourselves, despite the mainstream media and a noisy minority insisting otherwise.
What our post-Christian culture needs is a Gospel-based moral & cultural revolution. Millions who are gagging on postmodern relativism are craving a source of objective reality.
Church And State events encourage and equip the Body of Christ in this historic mission. They are for pastors and Christian leaders, teenagers and tradies and every Believer who wants to be better informed and better involved in practically loving our neighbours through politics. Church And State is nondenominational and nonpartisan, presenting essential issues through the lens of Scripture.
The Church and State Summit is an annual conference which gathers more than a dozen high calibre speakers to train Believers on specific issues over two days. This is usually held on the last Friday & Saturday of February in Brisbane, and everyone leaves feeling refreshed, inspired and excited for the mission at hand.
A Church And State Forum provides local Believers with a trusted vehicle for uniting together to bring the biblical teaching & encouragement of the Summits to their town or city on a smaller scale. Full logistical support & resources in collaboration with local energy & insights combine to mobilise Christians to be good stewards of the political freedom we have and to make a positive difference to the futures of 25 million neighbours, as well as our children’s children.
“The Church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the Church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.
If the Church does not participate actively in the struggle for peace and … justice, it will forfeit the loyalty of millions and cause men everywhere to say that it has atrophied its will. But if the Church will free itself from the shackles of a deadening status quo, and, recovering its great historic mission, will speak and act fearlessly and insistently in terms of justice and peace, it will enkindle the imagination of mankind and fire the souls of men, imbuing them with a glowing and ardent love for truth, justice, and peace.
Men far and near will know the Church as a great fellowship of love that provides light and bread for lonely travellers at midnight.”
“The Church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the Church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.”
– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The event was superb! Well organised with world class speakers. The content was highly relevant, practical and very engaging.
Variety of good speakers who knew their subject matter. Awakening the Church to get involved in changing society for the good. The number was good but many more people need to hear what’s happening and take up the challenge to fight for what is right and against what is wrong.
Quality of speakers was consistently extremely high. Content was very succinct (no waffling). Pathway to implementations were presented (not just theoretical).