Praying together and working together, city-by-city, to protect life, marriage, and America's Biblical foundation in a loving, Christlike way (read more). . .

Public Awareness Ministries
Praying and working together locally to fulfill the Biblical mandate to select God-fearing leaders who preserve America's Christian foundation, liberty, and the open door for the Gospel...

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--For a two-page printable summary about Public Awareness Ministry groups, please click here.

A. We’re Under Attack in America – Understanding Why…
America is founded on Christian principles from which all of our liberty is derived. Because of our God-given liberty, America has been the source of 80-85% of the Christian missionaries to the world in the past 200 years. No wonder we’re under attack from foreign and domestic enemies -- the enemy wants to stuff up what is a major fountainhead of the Gospel (and humanitarian aid) to the world!

B. To Preserve Liberty, We Have a Biblical Mandate to:
1. Pray for those in authority (I Tim. 2:1-2)
2. Invite His presence and seek His help (II Chron. 7:14)
3. Select God-fearing leaders (Exod. 18:21, II Sam. 23:3).
But are we taking these actions consistently and in unity as the body of Christ?

C. The Challenge
Christians are failing to consistently pray and work together to select God-fearing leaders -- only about 1 in 4 eligible Christians is voting consistently!  The “Christian Lone Ranger” approach of praying and voting separately is insufficient.  Liberty cannot be preserved unless we consistently pray and work together locally to select God-fearing leaders.

D. The Solution: Public Awareness Ministries
Public Awareness Ministries answers this challenge:  The Holy Spirit has provided a simple, duplicable, non-partisan, Biblically-based plan through which we meet every month city-by-city to:
1. PRAY for those in authority (I Tim. 2:1-2) inviting God’s help and presence (II Chr 7:14) consistently in unity with other churches (equipping with Biblical principles of government and civic duty ).
2. WORK to select God-fearing leaders (Ex. 18:21, II Sam. 23:3) including non-partisan voter registration and local voter guides that in no way threaten a church’s tax-exempt status.

E. Investing in Public Awareness Ministries – The “Tipping Point”
Public Awareness Ministries requires little or no resources: our focus is prayer. Once 4-to-6 mature believers are meeting to pray consistently in a given city, then the group is mature enough to produce non-partisan local voter guides so that local candidates can be selected with Biblical wisdom. Election 2000 showed us clearly that every city, every church, and every Christian vote will count in 2004 and beyond!

If you are interested in establishing a Public Awareness Ministry group in your area, please Email Mark Matta at OR call 916-716-1075; for a two-page printable summary about Public Awareness Ministry groups that will help you get started, please click here.
  Freedom is never free; it depends upon the ongoing prayerful actions of an informed Christian citizenry!

Scriptural Support…
     Vital Importance of Prayer (and Battle in the Spiritual Realm) as the Top Priority
"The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much."  [James 5:16b]
"Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence."  [I Timothy 2:1-2]
"Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD of hosts."  [Zechariah 4:6b]
"We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers…"  [Eph. 6:12]
"For the weapons of our warfare are… mighty in God for pulling down strongholds"  [II Cor. 10: 4]

     The Biblical Mandate to Select God-Fearing Leaders
"He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God…"  [II Samuel 23:3]
"Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens."  [Exodus 18:21] (e.g., Federal, State, County, City) [Also see Deut. 16:18]

     Our Duty to Advance Christ and His Principles in our Culture and Government
"Then God blessed them, and God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion…'"  [Genesis 1:28a]
"Occupy [do business on My behalf] till I come…"  [Luke 19:13b]
"Faith without works is dead…"  [James 2:26b]
"For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required…"  [Luke 12:48]
"Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin."  [James 4:17]

     The Fruit of Selecting God-Fearing Leaders and Advancing Christ in our Culture
      and Government (Blesses People of ALL Faiths)
"Of the increase of His government (control) and peace, there will be no end…"  [Isaiah 9:7a]
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD…"  [Psalm 33:12]
"Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people."  [Proverbs 14:34]
"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan."  [Proverbs 29:2]

Four non-partisan, non-denominational Scriptural public policy goals:
When we select leaders who exemplify these Biblical principles, then people of all faiths are blessed with security for life, liberty, and property. 
1. God-fearing
[Exod. 18:21; Deut. 16:18, II Sam. 23:3],
2. Pro-life [Exod. 21: 22, 23],
3. Pro-marriage-and-family [Gen. 2:24; Mark 10:6-9],
4. Anti-immorality
[Lev. 18:22, 20:13; Prov. 3:32, Ezek. 22:11].

RESOURCES to Equip Christians to Fulfill the Biblical Mandate to Pray for and Select God-Fearing Leaders Website was established to equip Christians to fulfill the Biblical mandate to pray for and select God-fearing leaders by providing free resources including:
· Civil Government Prayer Guide
· Public Awareness Ministries Handbook (described below**)
· Non-partisan Voter Guides (Eagle Forum, CC, TVC, and local voter guides, at election time),
· Non-partisan Party Platform summary (one-page)
· Brad Dacus ( letter to pastors telling what they can do to advance Christian leaders and principles with no threat to tax-exempt status
· Links to numerous voter guides, news, liberty-advancing organizations, and much more… has taken over 1,000 hits per day!

     The Public Awareness Ministries Handbook** –
     A Resource for Remembering Civic Duty

The free Public Awareness Ministries Handbook** (available at is a 16-page resource that provides Biblical reasoning and a specific plan for establishing local ongoing Public Awareness Ministry groups. It compresses 1,000’s of pages of materials down to 16 pages including information about:
· America’s Christian history and foundation,
· Our Biblically-defined civic duties, and
· How to start local ongoing Public Awareness Ministry group (to fulfill the Biblical mandate to pray for those in authority (I Tim. 2:1-2), and select God-fearing leaders (Ex. 18:21, II Sam. 23:3).
Included is the Brad Dacus (Pacific Justice Institute) letter to pastors described above. Pastors read this material because of its brevity and clarity.  It connects Christ, His principles, and our Biblical duty to select God-fearing leaders who protect America’s Christian foundation (thereby preserving liberty and keeping the door for evangelism open).

Founder Quotes

"God grants liberty ONLY to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it.”  [Daniel Webster]

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."  [Thomas Paine]

"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty."  [Thomas Jefferson]

"Liberty is an individual responsibility."  [Samuel Adams]

"When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God." 
[Noah Webster, Founding Father, author of Webster's Dictionary, and educator, was largely responsible for Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution. He understood that one cannot be a good ruler unless he is moral, and one cannot sustain morality unless he has a strong sense of accountability to God.]

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