Arming Christians to
Fri 22 – Sat 23 February
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).
The Church has a Prophetic Voice to Society
Australia needs and wants the Church. Despite what journalists, musicians, movies and 100,000 keyboard warriors constantly tell us – the majority of non-Christian Australians do not want the Church to go away quietly or keep the Truth to ourselves.
What our post-truth society craves is Truth. What our post-Christian culture needs is the Gospel. Millions who are gagging on postmodern relativism are hankering for somebody to authoritatively show them reality. They want to be offered a red pill and wake-up from the matrix.
The prophetic voice of the Church to society is every believer’s mandate & authority to declare Truth in the public square. It’s the encouragement to Esther, “Perhaps you were born for such a time as this.” It’s the Word of the Lord through Isaiah, “Seek justice, defend the oppressed.” It’s the wisdom of Proverbs, “Righteousness exalts a nation,” and “Open your mouth, judge righteously.”
It’s the commission of our Master. “Don’t lose your saltiness, flavour the earth. Don’t hide your light, but let it shine brightly.”
25 million neighbours are waiting for us to speak the Truth in love. The Church and State Summit is an annual conference which gathers high calibre speakers to encourage and equip the Body of Christ in this historic mission. It is not only for pastors and Christian leaders, but teenagers and tradies and every believer who wants to be better informed and better involved in practically loving our neighbours through politics. It is eye-opening and non-partisan, presenting every issue only through the lens of Scripture.
You are invited to attend this practical training on how to answer the call to be better informed & better involved, to impact our culture, influence social policy and practically love 25 million neighbours at once.
You’re the voice of the Church to society!
“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.