Leadership Training Offered for Christians in Government, Public Policy

D. James Kennedy Center logoThe D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Leadership (KCCL), an outreach of Coral Ridge Ministries Media, is preparing Christians to be successful leaders in elected office and in government and public policy positions.

KCCL has assembled acclaimed Christian faculty and speakers, as well as speaking, media, debate, and negotiation trainers, to provide 18 full days of training in Washington, D.C., in topics including:

  • Biblical Worldview
  • The United States Constitution: Principles and Application
  • America’s Christian Heritage and Political Philosophy
  • Biblical Basis for Economics & Public Policy Fallacies
  • Speaking Presentation Skills
  • Debate
  • Media Relations
  • Negotiation

Also among the training courses are “Strategic Application Topics” including:

  • Ordering Your World for Cultural Engagement
  • Cultural Marxism
  • How to Advance Your Message in a Hostile Media Environment
  • Rules for Radicals
  • How to Advance Your Legislative Agenda
  • How to Contend for the Faith in the Marketplace of Ideas
  • Responding to Islam
  • The Politics of Opposition

According to KCCL, those who take the training should have as their goal “to seek the highest level of influence they can attain in the public policy arena and to stand for Christ in government at all levels.”

The specific objective of the Center is to train 300 Leadership Fellows per year — every year for the next 10 years. Leadership Fellows receive more than 160 hours systematic training aimed at knowledge base expansion, skill set development, and strategic application. The hours are spread across three week-long sessions over the course of three consecutive months.

“Often those answering a calling to public service for Christ have entered that very challenging environment without being properly prepared and equipped to do so,” the Center states on its website. “Those who did so deserve praise, for they at least have stood for battle. But we have not stood with them in full — at least in terms of the resources and efforts needed to prepare them for effective service. That is, until now.”

Among the KCCL Senior Fellows are the Honorable Gary Bauer (American Values), Dr. Richard Land (Southern Evangelical Seminary), Janet Parshall (Moody Broadcasting Network), Dr. John Sorensen (Evangelism Explosion), Dr. Del Tackett (Truth Encounter), and more.

For a full listing of faculty and speakers visit leadership.statesman.org/faculty-speakers.

To be considered as a candidate for the training program, complete the application at www.statesman.org/ccl-application.

More information is available at www.statesman.org, or by contacting Dr. Linda W. Smith at l.smith@statesman.org or 202-745-0515.

The deadline for applying for the first class is April 16.

By NRB Staff

Published: March 29, 2018

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