Christians have a “spiritual obligation” to engage in politics. This is one of the key messages of the upcoming Alaska Prayer Conference, Feb. 11-13, in Anchorage.

Conference “special guests” include Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Senate Majority Leader Shelley Hughes. Scheduled speakers include Mat-Su Borough Mayor Edna DeVries, former Lt. Gov. Loren Leman, UAA professor Dr. Clayton Trotter as well as prominent Alaska pastors Ron Hoffman, Prince Nwankudu, Kenneth Friendly, Barry Orzalli and Tim Sergie.

The primary goal is to show Christians what the Bible teaches about civic engagement, good governance, cultural transformation, the separation of church and state and the spiritual obligation of every Christian to participate in the electoral process.

Organized by Revive Alaska Outreach, a multi-church partnership that seeks to revive the spiritual and moral life of Alaska, the conference will also look at ways to equip and activate Alaskans who are called to serve in government.

Following the conference, organizers plan to offer teachings about Christianity in the marketplace and government during monthly prayer gatherings.

The conference will occur in three separate locations over three days, Feb. 11-13, and will be shown online. Day one will focus on praying for Anchorage, Mayor Bronson, the Anchorage Assembly, the justice system, the Anchorage School Board, and all city mayors/governments across Alaska. Pastor Hoffman at Anchorage Baptist Temple will host the first day.

Day two focuses on praying for Alaska, Gov. Dunleavy and the Mat-Su Borough. It will be hosted by Pastor Barry Orzalli at Real Life Church in Palmer.

Day three is centered on praying for Alaska’s D.C. delegation, Alaska Natives, villages and unity in the Body of Christ. It will be hosted by Pastor Friendly at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship in Anchorage.

A notice from organizer Pastor Prince Nwankudu explains that the conference is non-partisan and open to Christians from all denominations irrespective of political affiliation.

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Alaska conference to inspire Christians to engage politics

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.