A cross-section of evangelicals increasingly embraces the need for a transfer of leadership to the next generation, as well as a larger role in society and government.
The National Association of Evangelicals, with its two million younger members, have coupled the two interests together in one week of intense training in biblical and political worldview.
The nation's evangelical network will host the 50th Annual Christian Student Leadership Conference for college student leaders in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 16-20.
Over 100 college students are expected to turn out for the annual leadership conference, where students will learn the political and biblical perspective for “Leadership for the Next Generation."
Students will spend a the week going on location sessions at the Capitol, State Department, Supreme Court, White House and other Washington locations.
"The conference provided me an outstanding window on Washington. God used the conference to lead me into politics, as I saw committed believers working for justice on Capitol Hill without compromising their faith," said Bill Wichterman, policy advisor to senate majority leader Bill Frist. Wichterman found his calling in government after his initial experience with Washington through the NAE program and hopes others will do the same.
The National Association of Evangelicals was organized in 1942 and today it represents more than 45,000 churches from over 50 denominations, as well as many Christian organizations, colleges, and seminaries.