Ministry Description-Religious Liberty LeaderGoal of Position: To recruit and follow up with people who are seeking Christ. The interest coordinator mobilizes the Bible Team who is on the front lines of establishing the Kingdom of God in San Bernardino.
Ministry Description: The ministry to which a person is called when he or she becomes a religious liberty leader can best be described in the following ways:
1. Participate and support efforts to enhance the quality of life in our church neighborhood and the community of San Bernardino.
2. Support religious freedom and accommodations for all people. Watch for religious liberty problems among church members. Some members, especially new ones, are not aware that assistance is available to them as they face Sabbath employment problems or problems with labor unions.
3. Get acquainted with public officials. Know the state or provincial government leaders and national legislators from your area. Write to them when religious liberty issues arise. Let them know what your religious liberty concerns are in a respectful, dignified manner as befits the cause of Christ. When religious liberty issues arise, you may be asked to encourage church members to write letters to state, provincial, or national leaders, but consult with your union Publish Affairs and Religious Liberty (PARL) director before writing or contacting public officials in the name of the church.
4. Community relations. Become involved in San Bernardino. Keep a current name and address file of city and county officials including council members. Get acquainted with your city and county public servants and be sure they receive Liberty magazine. Attend their meetings to become better acquainted with the problems in your community. Keep your pastor informed about major developments in your community that could affect religious freedom.
Time Required: About 10 hours a month
Training Provided: Training materials available as needed.
Qualifications/ Special Skills:
Have some of the following in their gift mix: Gifts of mercy, administration and service, a good listener and works well with people.