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 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Terry Tiree says:

    Nothing in this world is as guaranteed to fail as prayer.

    • Jen says:

      Faith (and prayer) without works is dead. We are required to get up and walk by faith that all we are doing by our hands will work
      out for good. Afterall we have two hands. While there are people without limbs and it doesn’t stop them being useful. We are not to continue sitting in our recliners wishing or fuming screaming or crying why some prayers hadn’t been answared, it could be waiting for you or someone else to get up and walk. So move!

      • Terry Tiree says:

        It seems like you think I’m bitter because a prayer wasn’t answered. I’m not. I don’t pray because it’s hypocritical and cannot possibly succeed.

    • Matthew Myers says:

      Thank you for your Atheist Religionist proselytizing. (Talk about not knowing how to read a room. Not a surprise. Atheist religionists are usually the dimmest and most boorish.)

  • Jen says:

    A christian man’s place is attending your fields and sitting at your city’s gates taking part in the council residing over city issues and duties. Study your bible. Read titus. Read the first five books of the bible. Love God. honor your wife. Respect your children and neighbors.

  • Opus says:

    Matthew 15:14 Let them alone; they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”

  • John says:

    Terry, try it you might be surprised! However if you don’t believe in it, your answer might well be NO. God gives us what we need, not necessarily what we want.

  • Matthew Myers says:

    Gubner “Two Face” Don’tleavy is going?
    Not a chance I’d go with the threat of having to listen to his dreck.

  • PS says:

    This is SO important because many Christians are very involved in their families and churches and going about the business of life that they don’t seem to make time to think about politics. Not only is it very important to vote, but everyone must know the issues and where each candidate stands on them. There are some who claim they believe a certain way but, if you do a little research on them, you will find they do not. Your future, and that of your children and grandchildren, depends on you taking the time to be knowledgeable and then vote!

  • Di says:

    For the politicians that attend, I hope it will give you insight, each one, to look at the work you have not done and work you could do for yourselves and we the people. I hope it gives the politicians who cannot seem to get a grip of their responsibilities a sense of personal review and assessment and to work your inward problems for your life. The lack of commitment and the lack of respect of others and those you cannot serve very well, the fairness you have not been able to bestow by your commitments when elected nor the work you promised for those votes that gave you a job, pay, benefits and many perks in your life for the time you work and serve at the pleasure of the government, We the People. We the People have come to a point of knowing you are slackers, from the Governor down the ranks of lawmakers that cannot follow their commitments to us, We the People. Don’t look for a re-election. We are tired of you, the lazy slackers that cost the state more than you are worth. Starting from Governor Dunleavy down the ranks of the legislative persons at this event.