Our purpose is to develop intentional relationships that build into the “king” as a person, shepherd, and community partner.
Currently, the Church Ambassador Network is connecting pastors with governing authorities in all three branches of Maine’s government at the State Capitol, Maine’s federal officeholders, and municipal leaders across the state.
Pastors and governing authorities are ordinary people that have been called into an extraordinary, and often heavy, responsibility. Both pastors and governing authorities need a safe place that they can be themselves, and not just their title. Pastors and governing authorities can provide each other a safe place they can rest, be themselves, and grow.
Pastors and governing authorities have an important calling from the Lord to shepherd a flock. Pastors shepherd a congregation, governing authorities shepherd a city, state, or nation. This job is not only difficult, but it also comes with tremendous sacrifices for them and their families. Very few notice those sacrifices, and even fewer express thanks. We desire to walk our governing authorities through the timeless truths of God’s Word and share what Jesus says about leading as a shepherd. In the Church Ambassador Network, we believe when governing authorities sees themselves as shepherds and join pastors in looking to the Chief Shepherd for their reward, it will change everything.
No one knows the needs of our communities more than pastors and governing authorities. They often carry the burden of the needs on their shoulders and hearts. It is our desire to see these two institutions partner together to meet these needs, much like Joseph and Pharaoh worked together to spare Egypt from famine. We can learn from them to partner together to meet the growing needs of our communities such as: addiction, foster-care, mental health, housing, education, justice, and much more.