The christian Party's call to arms
Whilst other political parties are launching their annual autumn conferences across the UK, the Christian Party is quietly gaining momentum launching their first National Convention in Birmingham on 24th October entitled ‘Rise of the Guardians – Men and Women of Faith with Action’. The convention draws together Christians who feel they have been called by God to stand as school governor, local councillors, county councillors and even for the Welsh Assembly, Holyrood, Stormont and Westminster.
The convention described as ‘a large gathering of people who share a common interest’ as opposed to a conference which is ‘a meeting of people who "confer" about a topics, best describes what we’ll be doing. We are Christians working together to bring Christian concern, goodwill and action into the community, education, business and politics. Clear, unequivocal use of the meaning words is what the party is about. Jesus was clear in every word he used and for us our word is our bond and the bible exhorts us to be sure that our yes is yes and our no is no. Unlike other political parties, we are rarely allowed the luxury of changing our minds on a whim and many of our policies were the same ten years ago, today, and will be in the days to come. We welcome honest debate on our policies as it’s only by being scrutinised will the truth stand or fall on its own merits.
This will be one of the key messages that Jeff Green, the Christian Party Leader will deliver. We are called to be salt and light in the political arena and to tackle thorny issues in the light of gospel truth without compromise. It’s the gold standard that the Lord
requires us all to aim for and much of the research shows that it is best for families, best for communities and best for the country.
Dr. Donald Boyd, Scottish Christian Party leader and Nominating Officer will be highlighting key messages for Christians from the
recent General Election and teaching members how to start a new branch. Pastor Gabriel Ukandu, the parliamentary candidate for Birmingham Edgbaston and leader of New Chapter Christian International will speak from his experience about what it is like to stand as a candidate and John Cormack, Scottish Office Chairman will share some of his experience about speaking in public.
The Christian Party is privileged to host some exceptional speakers who will be talking about the cost of standing as a Christian in the public arena and about how their faith drives them to continue to make a clear and passionate stand for Jesus Christ. Pastor Clive Owen, Torch Christian Ministries and Shevet Achim, Stephen Green, Christian Voice, Pastor Mike Fryer, Father’s House Congregational Church and Christians for Zion and John Masters author of ‘Rise of the Guardians’ and ‘The Dignity of Righteousness, the Fortitude of Faith’ will all be speaking. We look forward to finding our new candidates who feel compelled to stand for their community and use their gifts to proclaim the Lordship of Christ in the political arena whilst we still can.
Expect to be challenged.