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Christians in Government

A place for discussion of living out our faith in the context of public service, having a Christlike influence in our offices and on those we serve, and responding to religious persecution at work.

Members: 144
Latest Activity: Oct 16, 2013

Why a Christians in Government Group

Many Christians, especially if not outspoken about their faith, feel isolated in the workplace and fearful of talking about Jesus. I hope that this will be a place that we can connect and encourage one another. I hope that people will share stories of how they or others are having a positive impact for Christ in their offices.

Feel free to share your challenging situations and ask for guidance and prayer. Share how your organization is celebrating or ignoring spiritual holidays. Let's learn from one another and give one another encouragement.

Please offer suggestions on how to improve the group. Jay Daughtry and I had the idea for starting this group after we met on GovLoop when I noted some Christian and biblical comments he had made on some blogs, so Jay will be assisting me in administering the group

Discussion Forum

Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus

Started by Candace Riddle. Last reply by Samuel F Doucette Aug 1, 2013. 6 Replies

Have you seen this YouTube video yet?  A young Christian, 22, named Jefferson Bethke posted this video about 11 days ago.  To date, it has received over 12.7 Million hits.  He just graduated 6 months ago with a degree in Political Science and…Continue

Tags: christian

Culture Change and the Church

Started by Sam Allgood. Last reply by Carol Davison Apr 29, 2011. 6 Replies

I recently joined the new GovLoop group Culture Change and Open Government. Watching and thinking about the discussions there has me thinking also about the…Continue

Tags: Bible, Christian, culture change

Celebration is the Pause that Refreshes

Started by Sam Allgood. Last reply by Rita Leyva Nov 4, 2011. 1 Reply

Posted by Jim Clemmer "Success is every minute you live. It's the process of living. It's stopping for the moments of beauty, of pleasure; the moments of peace.…Continue

Tags: celebrate, Jim Clemmer

Godly Speech and Godly Wisdom

Started by Sam Allgood Oct 1, 2010. 0 Replies

I was going to be teaching on James 3 last night at our local Community Bible Study meeting after the small groups had discussed their study of the chapter. Due to flooding and thurnderstorms, the meeting was cancelled. I won't be able to teach it…Continue

Tags: Godly Wisdom, Godly Speech, Bible, James, scripture meditation

Reflection and Renewal

Started by Sam Allgood. Last reply by Carol Davison Mar 9, 2011. 1 Reply

Another insightful article by Jim Clemmer that, though not written with intended spiritual application, has important application for Christians ... to not get so caught up in…Continue

Tags: renewal, reflection, Jim Clemmer

Personal Purpose Pathways and Pitfalls

Started by Sam Allgood Apr 19, 2010. 0 Replies

Personal Purpose Pathways and Pitfallsby Jim Clemmer"Someone who knows his desires and works with purpose to achieve them is a person whose feelings, thoughts, and actions are congruent…Continue

Tags: Jim Clemmer, vision, values, purpose

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Comment by Marian Henderson on June 28, 2013 at 11:56am

Wow Sam!  Talk about going out in a blaze of glory!  This devotion hits me on so many different levels.  Thanks for sharing it.  GBY

Comment by Sam Allgood on June 28, 2013 at 10:40am

A good word of encouragement from C.H. Spurgeon on this my last day on my current job and prepare for long-term ministry in Ireland:

One Look from the LORD!
"And the LORD looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?" (Judges 6:14).

What a look was that which the LORD gave to Gideon! He looked him out of his discouragement into a holy bravery. If our look to the LORD saves us, what will not His look at us do? LORD, look on me this day and nerve me for its duties and conflicts.

What a word was this which Jehovah spoke to Gideon! "Go." He must not hesitate. He might have answered, "What, go in all this weakness?" But the LORD put that word out of court by saying, "Go in this thy might." The LORD had looked might into him, and he had now nothing to do but to use it and save Israel by smiting the Midianites. It may be that the LORD has more to do by me than I ever dreamed of. If He has looked upon me, He has made me strong. Let me by faith exercise the power with which He has entrusted me. He never bids me "idle away my time in this my might." Far from it. I must "go" because He strengthens me. What a question is that which the LORD puts to me even as He put it to Gideon! "Have not I sent thee!" Yes, LORD, Thou hast sent me, and I will go in Thy strength. At Thy command I go, and, going, I am assured that Thou wilt conquer by me.

Comment by Sam Allgood on April 4, 2013 at 10:44am

One of the major developments during our recent trip to Ireland ...

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on April 1, 2013 at 9:02am

Hi Everyone - Happy Easter to all!

Animated by the desire to share the Gospel - especially with unreached people groups - I am going on an 11-day mission trip to India in late May / early June. I would ask for your prayers - that our small team of four might encourage and equip our church planters and new believers, and that we would have fruitful, life-changing conversations with people we meet in mosques and marketplaces.

In addition, I am hesitant to make this request in this group, but earnestly want to form a true community of people invested in this missionary venture. If you feel that you know me well enough as GovLoop's Community Manager, I have a fundraising target of $3,000 and would be humbled if you would be interested in supporting the trip at any level. Please feel free to email me at and I will share more information in that regard.

Comment by Marian Henderson on March 5, 2013 at 10:56am

Wow Sam!  This is very exciting news - I pray for the success of your ministry as you move forward.


Comment by Sam Allgood on March 5, 2013 at 9:48am

Big changes this year! I'm leaving the government arena to be more available for ministry. We will be spending most of our time in Ireland beginning this summer ...

Comment by Sam Allgood on November 28, 2012 at 8:40am

The Enduring Impact of Focusing on Strengths ... though not written specifically for Christians (but I believe the author is a Christ-follower), this article has some thoughts worth considering for application in our spheres of influence.

Comment by Toni Deaton on March 12, 2012 at 2:38pm

The Brick Testament is available online, but now it is also in print. I bought mine from Sam's Club for less than $12, and my 1st-4th grade Sunday School class loves it (boys AND girls).

Comment by Sam Allgood on March 12, 2012 at 11:43am

I meant the reference to public policy and Legos.

Comment by Sam Allgood on March 12, 2012 at 11:42am

Seeing the reference in the GovLoop Daily Awesome newsletter today reminded me of learning about a site recently that tells Bible stories using legos.


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