The video is from the February 2017 inaugural trip to California’s State Capitol. Twenty-four pastors of regional California influence representing Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley, and Southern California counties participated in praying with their legislators. The video thumbnail shows California pastors praying on the floor of the Assembly.
Awakening Tour: SACRAMENTO
February 12-13, 2018
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California Capitol for Christ Project Description:
This project engages pastors at the state level – teaching how:
- Bills become laws through the committee and lobby processes.
- To influence elected officials to vote through the legislative process.
- To strategically target committee members.
In February 2017, Church United did a pilot project at California’s Capitol with 24 California Pastors of Regional Influence (there was no expense to the pastor or his/her church). The pastors were awoken! Almost all confessed they had neglected Paul’s command to pray for those in authority (1 Timothy 2) and did not even know the names of their California Senator or Assemblyman.
The pastors heard from godly, conservative Senators and Assemblymen with biblical worldviews and realized they needed to stand with the godly elected people in California’s Capitol. The California regional pastors of influence were moved to action! Almost all of them met with their Assemblymen and Senator and prayed with them for the first time. The pastors also scheduled future meetings in their districts to continue to build relationships. The regional pastors of influence also saw the enormous evil facing California from the legislature.
Winter 2017 Trip
California Regional Pastors of Influence meeting in the Eureka Room in California’s State Capitol.
“Marti and I want to thank you for giving us the privilege to join you and the other pastors in Sacramento for the Watchmen West gathering. The hotel accommodations and meals were absolutely first-class. The hotel’s proximity to the Capitol building took it all to another level! The schedule was well thought-through and afforded us opportunities to hear the legislators’ and other leaders’ points of view as to what is happening in California and how we can pray for ‘those in authority.’ In fact, it was a special privilege to pray on the floor of the Senate, as well as to pray over you in your new role with Church United. You did a great job on this inaugural trip to Sacramento. Please pass on our appreciation to the donors who made all of this possible as we try to work together in building Christ’s Kingdom here in California.”Pastor Sherman Williams, Founder, City Serve San Francisco Bay Area
“This has to be one of the best organized and well thought-out trips that I’ve been a part of in recent years. I’ll have to be honest with you: I have not been that optimistic about changing California after what we’ve been through in the last several years. But after hearing from our state legislators, I do have a ray of optimism. I do believe that your strategy for Church United can work. The thing that made the difference for me was seeing the faces of the pastors who were with us there in Sacramento. I could see that the light came on for many of them. They got it. They now see how engagement is so important and that standing united with fellow pastors is essential. It is one thing to talk about changing Sacramento, but when you take a group of pastors to Sacramento, let them walk the halls of our Capitol, and meet with/hear directly from our leaders, I believe they are truly impacted. And it is an impact they will not forget – and that will be multiplied as they go back home and share their experiences with their congregations and other pastors. You and Church United are making a difference. I’m looking forward to see what God is going to do as you take a record number of pastors from California to our nation’s Capitol here in a few weeks. I do believe this is a very good investment of time and money to help bring about change in California. As we know, it must start in the pulpit.”Pastor of Regional Influence, Jim Franklin, Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Church, Fresno, CA
“I would like to express my deep appreciation for the two days, February 27-28, in the state Capitol. To meet with Assemblyman Phillip Chen was very refreshing. I thank God for using you to bring him to faith in Jesus Christ. The meeting with State Senator John Moorlach was inspiring and very informative. It renewed my faith in California. We are very fortunate to have Pastor Mike Shreve on location as our missionary on the grounds. The highlight for me was praying with a group of pastors on the floor of the Assembly, followed by the opportunity to pray for the members in Sacramento. Of course, meeting with other leaders of faith throughout California was also rewarding. As a pastor and Council Member, this was really helpful. My thanks to Church United for giving us such a life-changing opportunity.”Bishop & City Councilman, Milton S. Herring, I, Living Word Church, Torrance, CA
“One week ago, our stirring, informational excursion to the California State Capitol culminated. All week long, I have pondered over the striking messages shared by Christ-loving legislators and concerned speakers. You could not have assembled a more articulate and knowledgeable group to inform the pastors. The charge to act now could never have launched so passionately without your invitation to meet with the legislators and witness the “goings on” in Sacramento first-hand.”Barbara Lesure, Culture Impact Team Coordinator, Crescenta Valley Foursquare Church, La Crescenta, CA