The mission of the Church Ambassador Network is to inspire the Church to engage the mission field of government for the advancement of God’s Kingdom. We accomplish this by connecting the shepherds of God’s Church (pastors) to the leaders in government, God’s “ministers for our good” (Rom. 13:4).
Government is an Institution of God.
Delaware Strong Families’ Church Ambassador Network holds to the teachings of Scripture that government is an institution of God, and that He created it with a purpose. Government’s purpose is justice, to punish evil and commend those who do good (Rom. 13:1-2).
Government is a gracious gift from God.
When sin entered this world, God could have left us to our own vices, but He didn’t. He created government to establish order in a broken world. Government, though not perfect, protects us from the effects of sin, and when it carries out its God-given responsibilities, it is a blessing.
Jesus is not only the head of the Church, He is the head of government.
The government rests on His shoulders (Isaiah 9:6). He is the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords (1 Tim. 6:15 and Revelation 17:4). Our earthly kings must look to Him as the chief shepherd for their reward (1 Peter 5:4).
The “king” clearly matters in Scriptures, and he matters today.
Though few nations still have a king, every government has a leader, or in many cases, leaders. In the Church Ambassador Network, it is our passion that the “kings” of today see who they are in Christ, and that the Church sees the role of the “kings” in God’s plan. We are called to steward our government, praying earnestly for our leaders, so that we may live in peace (1 Tim. 2:1-2, Jer. 29:7). We believe when this happens, nations, cities, communities, and individuals are blessed (Prov. 29:2).
CAN is built on the example of men like Daniel and Paul (Dan. 1-6; Acts 9, 13-28), who: