Capitol Commission puts a full-time pastor in the Capitol. Our goal is three-fold:
1). We evangelize leaders (Colossians 4:5-6). The Scriptures tell us to be wise in our interactions, being gracious, sensible and ready with the right answer.
2). We help them become established in the faith, discipling them (Matthew 28: 18-20). Jesus gives this command based on His authority in heaven and earth.
3). And we equip these leaders to live as salt and light in a very high profile environment.
In Kansas, we teach Bible studies in the Capitol during the legislative session. This year, we are studying the book of Acts, with a focus on those God chose as leaders. We are blessed with dozens of senators, representatives, and an occasional staff member or spouse participating our weekly classes. We hand deliver printed Bible study notes to each office in the Capitol and some neighboring agency offices. About 400 officials and staff have the Word of God delivered to their offices.
Between legislative sessions, we are still in the Capitol most days, hosting visiting prayer teams, ministering to those coming in for interim meetings and special events. We also travel the State, meeting one-on-one or in small groups. Perhaps our most powerful force is our prayer team of several hundred. And some of these have a local prayer group or Sunday school class, all expanding our outreach. Most days we are able to respond to one or more prayer requests from state leaders
We seek to reach out to pastors and churches in this focus of the great commission. Local churches can partner with us to bless the government leaders in their communities. Please pray about what role you can have in this mission and let me know how I can compliment you in your outreach.
We appreciate Pastor Dave. He is always there for us, praying for us and our families.more... Senate President
Dave is always here for us. I see him in the outer office area, asking how each person is doing today, offering to pray for them.more... House Speaker
“Dave has a large flock that looks to him as a father figure here in the Capitol”. “We appreciate his ministry”more... Kansas State Representative
Scripture has been an important part of my life – personally and professionally. When I was in the Kansas Senate, Dave De Pue was invaluable in hosting his Bible studies for legislators. I still lookmore... United States Senator
Dave, thanks for the gift of a study Bible. I will put it to use as I travel back and forth to Washington. I appreciate your prayer ministry and you sending me the summary notes of those Capitol Biblmore... United States Senator
On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to welcome you into accreditation in ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). ECFA is an accreditation agency dedicated to helpmore... ECFA President
Pastor Dave is our servant leader in the Capitol. Over the years he has coordinated our weekly prayer breakfast, encouraged each of us, and brought in prayer teams to support our work. We count on Dmore... Speaker Pro Tem
Dave seems to be everywhere in the Capitol: In the back row during committee meetings, in the hallways, and stopping in our offices. This makes us think about God, and that is good for those serving imore... State Representative (House Majority Leader)