Faith and Action accomplishes its mission through building personal relationships with individuals serving in government, engaging in private and public conversation and debate, distributing Scripture and informative materials and staging special events such as panel discussions, symposia, news conferences, seminars and prayer, worship and preaching services. We also use the media, electronic communications, the Internet and the pulpit to disseminate our message. Faith and Action believes in and works hard to build strong alliances with all like-minded individuals, groups, religious communities, churches, organizations and institutions.
Core missionary outreach programs in Washington, D.C.
This unique conference is the ONLY pro-life prayer and preaching service held each year within the US Capitol Complex. Held on the anniversary of the infamous Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion on demand in America, the National Conference for the Pre-born gathers hundreds of religious and political leaders, pro-life activists, and people of faith into the US Capitol to let their voices be heard in support of the sanctity and dignity of human life.
A unique outreach in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon brings together members of congress, civic and religious leaders, and people of faith from across the nation to read the whole Bible out loud on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Each May, this celebration of God’s word begins on a Sunday evening and finishes on the National Day of Prayer.
As the sound of Holy Scripture reverberates around the Capitol Building, this powerful witness rests on the promise that God’s Word does not return to him void but accomplishes the purpose for which He sent it.
Every year on the National Day of Prayer, the missionary team at Faith and Action leads the ONLY public prayer service held on the grounds of the U.S. Supreme Court. Historically, it was illegal to pray on the steps of the highest court in America, but Faith and Action Lead Missionary, Rob Schenck, along with Faith and Action ally, Rev. Pat Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, challenged the prayer prohibition and prevailed.
Now, on the National Day of Prayer, pastors gather with Faith and Action to pray for the Justice. We ask that God’s grace and wisdom will guide them in their deliberations and the decisions they make.
Every Christmas season, Faith and Action stages the only Live Nativity scene to process in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Our purpose is two-fold: First, we want to publicly bear witness on Capitol Hill to the Truth that Christmas is the celebration of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ – God becoming flesh and dwelling among us; secondly, Operation Nativity serves to remind people of faith across that nation that if we can stage a creche or nativity scene in front of the highest court in the land, they can also stage nativities in front of government of public buildings in their own communities.
For too long, secularist organizations like the ACLU have bullied civic leaders into believing that ANY public display of faith is a violation of the concept of the separation of church and state. We are here to remind all that any private individual or organization, by securing the proper permits, can erect a Christmas display that will bear witness to Christ and the miracle of His birth.
In addition to our four core programs, Faith and Action also does Congressional Easter and Christmas outreaches. Every year, we present all 535 members of Congress (435 representatives and 100 senators) with the Gospel message through a token gift, a Gospel tract, and a personal letter from Rob Schenck reminding our national leaders of their responsibility to God as well as to our nation.
Personal ministry visits with top government officials:Often, Faith and Action lead missionary Rob Schenck is often called upon to pray with or provide spiritual counsel to some of our nation’s leading public figures. Because of the need for complete trust and discretion in those relationships, we do not discuss them publicly. Please pray that God will continue to open the unprecedented doors of access and ministry opportunity we currently enjoy on Capitol Hill.
Other standing projects of Faith and Action include Keeping a clear presence of Christmas at the US Capitol, Rob Schenck’s ongoing pulpit ministry – motivating and mobilizing God’s people to pray for our nation and its elected and appointed leaders; and the National Prayer Network which includes distributing the Faith and Action Capital Prayer Guides across the nation.
- 25th Annual National Bible Reading Marathon Starts Sunday! April 22, 2014The 25th Annual #DCBibleMarathon Begins Sunday, April 27th at 6pm and will continue- day & night, rain or shine, until the entire Bible has been read aloud on the West Plaza of the U.S. Capitol. Stop by to join the fun, or follow and tweet along online using the hashtag #DCBibleMarathon.The post 25th Annual National Bible Reading Marathon Starts Sunday! […]
- Rob’s Blog: President Obama on Easter April 22, 2014It’s hard for presidents to attend church. They know–like everyone else–that it’s hard for worshippers to keep their minds on God when the Chief Executive is in the room. It happened this past Sunday when the First Family attended the Easter-Resurrection service at Washington’s Ninteenth Street Baptist Church. A blogger for the White House reported […]The po […]
- Vibrant Church in Washington, DC keeps midnight Easter Vigil to celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection April 20, 2014This service, known as “The Easter Vigil” follows the pattern of one of the earliest recorded traditions of the Christian Church – keeping watch the night before we celebrate the remembrance of Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday, and is held every year by a family of churches in Washington, DC (one of which, Rev. Rob […]The post Vibrant Church in Washing […]
- Stations of the Cross 2014 | Photo Album April 17, 2014Today Rev. Rob Schenck carried the cross all across Washington, DC to remind the Supreme Court justices, members of congress, and the President–along with all those who work for them–that there is only one thing that really matters, and that’s the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. Along the way, he stopped to read the […]The post Stations of the Cros […]
- Stations of the Cross walk for Easter in Washington, DC April 17, 2014Rev. Rob Schenck led a great stations of the cross walk across Washington, DC today. We’ve got tons of great pictures and video from the walk and will be posting those today and a blog post from Rob tomorrow about more of what happened on our walk. Watch this page and the front page of […]The post Stations of the Cross walk for Easter in Washington, DC appe […]