I was hired by Family Policy Alliance of Kansas this past summer to be the Director of Church Engagement, a brand-new position. These past six months I have learned much. We just held a Pastors’ Day event in Topeka with approximately 40 pastors who participated. While the number was small in comparison with the number of pastors in Kansas, I believe that God was glorified as we gathered as shepherds of God’s church to pray for the shepherds of the government established by God here in Kansas.
Family Policy Alliance of Kansas is a non-profit organization. It falls on the “501(c)4” side of things. That means that any money donated to Family Policy Alliance of Kansas is not tax deductible. Family Policy Alliance of Kansas has a lobbyist who promotes legislation that is consistent with the vision of building a Kansas in which God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished. Other activities include identifying and endorsing candidates to run for office who share the vision of Family Policy Alliance of Kansas, providing information to voters, and partnering with others to advance the vision.
So, what is Family Policy Foundation of Kansas?
Family Policy Foundation of Kansas is also a non-profit organization, but it falls on the “501(c)3” side of the non-profit world. Churches are 501(c)3’s. 501(c)3’s are more limited in what they can do in the political world, but donations are tax deductible. In that capacity, my position is now aligning with the “Foundation” in order to communicate the following:
- Family Policy Foundation of Kansas is non-partisan.
- We are committed to advancing the good news of Jesus to all who work in government.
- We do not align with a political party. We align with Biblical truth.
- We will encourage the Church of Kansas to significantly influence the halls of Kansas government—at every level: local, county, state, and nation—with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- We will pray, communicate, and act in accordance with Jesus being Lord.
I am very excited about what is to come as we implement our mission to significantly influence those in Kansas government with the good news of Jesus Christ. I believe that Jesus is the key for not only the church, but also all levels of government. I appreciate your prayers as we move forward. Please note that at the bottom of this email are ways that you can request information and connect. I hope you will.