Our Mission – In a Unique Field

Faith & Actions purpose is to affect the hearts and minds of America’s public policy makers with Christ’s mandate in the two Greatest Commandments: Love the Lord Your God with All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind, and Love Your Neighbor as Yourself.
 
We believe that narrowly targeting our efforts is the most effective way to carry out our mission—to challenge our nation’s leaders with biblical truth. We are, therefore, focused on “challenging” specific individuals across the three branches of government.
 
First, we aim to minister to specific individuals in the federal judicial branch—the Justices of the Supreme Court, their clerks, and assistants.
 
Second, we reach out to the President and Vice President as well as their staff and closest advisors in the Executive Branch. We also reach out to the various departments of the Executive Branch, including Justice, State, and Defense.
 
Third, we strive to minister to all the individuals in Congress—Senators and congressmen as well as their staff and their closest advisors.
 
We recognize the uniqueness of our ministry field, and we daily thank God for the ministry relationships He’s given us with elected and appointed officials at the very highest levels of government. It is not without great expense, both in terms of the financial costs (Washington, D.C., is expensive) and the physical toll it takes on our staff. But our team is committed to our calling and works tirelessly to advance the Gospel on Capitol Hill.
 
You are an instrumental part of our ministry. Through your prayers and support, we have been able to faithfully continue our ministry for the past 20 years! As we enjoy the summer weather, we also are cognizant of the impact that summer has on our donations. Our ministry does not slow down during the summer months but our support often does! 
 
We humbly and respectfully ask that you would consider helping us during the summer months with a special donation. Your gift of $75, $100, $250, $500 or more would go a long way in helping us to get through the summer season. You can make your donation online HERE, or call in your gift (202-546-8329), or mail it the old-fashioned way to Faith & Action, 109 2nd St, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002.
 
Thank you for your generosity and your support of Faith & Action!

On Behalf of Your Faith & Action Ministry Team,

Mrs. Peggy Nienaber
Vice President of Operations
Faith & Action in the Nation’s Capital

Yesterday Was a Special Day – Justice Gorsuch Investiture Ceremony

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way” — 1 Timothy 2:1-2
 
Yesterday, the Supreme Court had a special visitor – The President of the United States. As the special investiture took placed at the High Court, Faith & Action greeted the Justices and President with our two-story banner that states, “We Pray for the President.”
 
We have unfurled this banner on our building for the past several presidential administrations. Because of our strategic placement right behind the Supreme Court of the United States – facing the private entrance of the Justices and President when visiting the Court – our banner has been seen by every President that enters the High Court building. It has also been seen by the Justices and everyone that works on Capitol Hill! You might say that the banner serves as the world’s largest Gospel tract — a witness of the importance of prayer to our President and to all who daily walk by our ministry center.
 
As the scripture in 1 Timothy states, we are to pray for all those who are in authority over us. Faith & Action takes that seriously. We pray for all of our congressional leaders, our President and Vice-President, our Supreme Court Justices, and all those in governing positions. It doesn’t matter if they are Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, or anything in between – we pray for ALL who are in authority.
 
Faith & Action sees prayer as our most important “action.” We have made prayer THE integral part of our ministry that everything else is built upon, and we ask you to join us in this never-ending need to PRAY for our nation; for our leaders, and for our government.

This summer, as in summer’s past, our staff will take several days in a quiet and solitary place to pray. We will not only lift up the many needs and concerns that face our nation and its leaders, but we will also lift up YOUR prayer needs as well! We invite you to submit your prayers on our prayer wall by clicking here.
 
Thank you for your support and prayers! Please continue to pray for House Majority Whip Scalise and the victims of the shooting at the ballpark in Virginia.  

On Behalf of Your Faith & Action Ministry Team,

Mrs. Peggy Nienaber
Vice President of Operations
Faith & Action in the Nation’s Capital

P.S. The summer months are very difficult for ministries. Would you prayerfully consider a special gift to Faith & Action during this time? Simply CLICK HERE to donate, or call in your gift (202-546-8329), or mail it to Faith and Action, 109 2nd St, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002.

First, Pray…

“‘First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,’”  — 1 Timothy 2:1
 
The name of our ministry gives people a glimpse into what we do on Capitol Hill –our faith moves us to take action, but not in a political sense. Our “action” is to bring the truth of the Gospel [and all of God’s Word] to the forefront of everything that takes place in Capitol Hill and among our nation’s leaders.  
 
We have a long list of “action’s” that we undertake in and through our ministry center in Washington, D.C. You have faithfully supported the many programs that Faith & Action administers in the heart of our nation’s capital. Yet, there is one “action” that stands above all the wonderful programs and pastoral care outreach that we conduct . . .
 
I’ve often heard people say, when facing a seemingly insurmountable circumstance: “Well, all we can do now is pray.”   
 
Faith & Action doesn’t see prayer as our last resort – we see it as our FIRST and most important “action.” We have made prayer THE integral part of our ministry that everything else is built upon, and we ask you to join us in this never-ending need to PRAY for our nation; for our leaders; and for our government.  
 
This summer, our staff will go on a Prayer Retreat where we will not only lift up the many needs and concerns that face our nation and its leaders, but we will also lift up YOUR prayer needs as well!
 
We invite you to submit your prayers on our prayer wall HERE.  It is an honor to intercede on your behalf for each and every one of your prayers!  
 
You have, time and again, been an answer to prayer for us. Through your prayers, kind words, and gifts, you and others have enabled us to minister for over 20 years in our nation’s capital.
 
As we head into summer, Faith & Action often experiences a drop in our funding. If you could help us offset this drop by making a tax-deductible gift we would so appreciate it! You can make your donation online HERE, or call in your gift (202-546-8329), or mail it the old-fashioned way to Faith & Action, 109 2nd St, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002.
 
Let’s continue to pray FIRST and without ceasing for the needs of our nation!

On Behalf of Your Faith & Action Ministry Team,

Mrs. Peggy Nienaber
Vice President of Operations
Faith & Action in the Nation’s Capital

Emergency Response Team Responds to Today’s Shooting

Emergency Response Team Responds to Shooting of Congressman Scalise,
a Capitol Hill Staffer, 
and Two Capitol Police Officers

FAITH AND ACTION SEEKS PRAYER AND SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF TODAY’S SHOOTING AT REPUBLICAN BASEBALL PRACTICE IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA
 
June 14th, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) Rev. Rob Schenck will be joined by Peggy Nienaber, VP of Faith & Action, who will lead a PRAYER CONFERENCE CALL TODAY AT 4:00PM EST for the victims who were shot today. Republican Majority Whip Congressman Steve Scalise – along with a Capitol Hill aide and two Capitol Police officers – when a gunman opened fire at a Republican Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.
 
Rev. Schenck, President of the National Clergy Council and a Civilian Chaplain with the U.S. Senate Emergency Response Team, stated this morning, “At times like this the greatest contribution any of us can make is to surround victims and loved ones with our prayers. We send our thoughts, love, and prayers to Congressman Scalise, the Capitol Hill aide and the two Capitol Hill police officers that were wounded today in this atrocious and purposeful act of violence.” Peggy Nienaber, a member of the Congressional Prayer Delegation, states, “this is a very sad time and we must come together and ask God’s blessing upon this situation. Together we will pray for this tragedy, and for health and recovery for the victims.”

Join us today in prayer, June 14th at 4:00pm EST for a Prayer Conference Call.
 
Conference call Dial-in Number
(712) 775-7031
Access Code: 285201
Please MUTE your phone once on the conference call.

We Always Pray for the President

Today, we raised a two-story high banner on our ministry center that reads, “We always pray for the President (1 Tim 2:1-6).”

While we may differ with the President on certain issues, we still pledge to pray for him, for his family, and for his administration.

Our ministry center is located directly across the street from the Supreme Court. In fact, it is our prayer that the President will see our banner on this upcoming Thursday as he enters the Supreme Court for a formal investiture ceremony for Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch.

Building Our Future – The Importance of Our Internship Program

“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams . . .’”  — Acts 2:17

Why does Faith & Action put a lot of time, dedication, and effort into our Internship Program? We know that the future sharing of the Gospel and the very leadership of our nation will be in the hands of the next generation. To that end, your missionary team at Faith & Action takes great care in bringing student interns into our ministry center here in Washington, D.C.

Faith & Action’s Internship Program attracts students of the highest achievement. We train, instruct, and guide what are potentially tomorrow’s leaders during their time at our ministry center.

Our interns are not getting coffee and making copies: they are doing real work – in fact, they are doing relevant and important work. Throughout the week, the student interns work at our ministry center, right across the street from the U.S. Supreme Court, engaging with the public; meeting with influential leaders; attending strategic programs, events, and meetings on Capitol Hill; attending oral arguments at the Supreme Court, and helping with gala events.

Faith & Action’s interns not only learn about government, business, and ministry, but they also are spiritually fed through prayer and Bible study!

Would you pray for our interns – and for this generation of young people – that the Lord would mold and shape them into the Christian leaders He wants them to be? And would you consider helping us with our Intern Training Program? It’s one of the most important things we do in a year: impart a vision for ministry to the hearts and minds of the next generation!

Your monthly pledge gift will keep our internship program humming year-in and year-out. A special one-time gift will also be a big boost!

Please make your tax-deductible gift to keep our internship ministry moving forward. You can make your donation online HERE, or call in your gift (202-546-8329), or mail it the old-fashioned way to Faith and Action, 109 2nd St, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002.

Thank you for investing in the lives of future missionaries to Washington, D.C.!

On Behalf of Your Faith & Action Ministry Team,

Mrs. Peggy Nienaber

Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer – Oral Arguments Recap

Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer.

In 2012, Trinity Lutheran Church applied for a state program in Missouri that reimburses nonprofits for the purchase and installation of rubber playground surfaces made from recycled tires. Trinity Lutheran Church hoped to use the funds from the state program to replace its playground but was denied by the Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources based on a provision of the state constitution that prohibits money from the state treasury from going “directly or indirectly, in aid of any church, sect, or denomination of religion.”

The Trinity Lutheran playground case is the last remaining religious freedom case to be heard before the Supreme Court this term.

READ TRANSCRIPT HERE

God’s Plan Conquers Man’s Failures – The Beauty of Easter

. . . but we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel . . .” (Luke 24:21)

The two men walking on the road to Emmaus had just witnessed the death of Jesus on the cross. They were still in shock. It was the talk of the town – you could not escape all that had happened the past three days. But for these two men, just as for many others, they were overcome with discouragement. They thought that Jesus would be their redeemer – their Messiah that would rescue them from Roman rule and establish the Nation of Israel under his Kingship. Indeed – these men, as with many people in Jerusalem and throughout Judea, HAD hoped . . . but now their hope had been killed with Jesus on the cross.

It was then, when they were at their lowest and traveling a lonely road to Emmaus that Jesus showed up and walked alongside them. And it was only when Jesus started sharing the truth of God’s Word about His plan of salvation, were their eyes open to see that it was Jesus Himself that walked with them.

God always has a far better plan than what we map out for ourselves.

As we celebrated the Seder meal this week with Jewish and Christian friends and elected officials at our ministry center, we looked out our window at the Supreme Court of the United States. We couldn’t help but think that the High Court of Jesus’ day was the very mechanism that set in motion His Crucifixion. So as we celebrated the Passover and Last Supper meal, we were reminded to never lose hope – to stay right on course – for God’s plan always conquers man’s failures and injustice.

It is our prayer at Faith & Action that your hope is renewed as you celebrate all that God has done through His Son, Jesus Christ, this Easter!

On Behalf of Your Faith & Action Missionary Team,

Mrs. Peggy Nienaber
Director of Operation

It’s Official: Judge Neil Gorsuch Takes the Oath of Office

Our day began with prayer in front of our headquarters when Judge Gorsuch drove by and entered the Supreme Court Building.

Incredibly, we were able to witness the private Oath of Office, administered by Chief Justice Roberts to Judge Neil Gorsuch, in the conference room from our position right in front of our Ten Commandments statue. As Judge Gorsuch lifted his hand to take the oath, your Faith & Action team bowed in prayer — asking the Lord for His guidance and wisdom to be upon the newest Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Thank you for all the support you have given over the years! Because of your help, we have been placed by God to pray and minister to both our nation’s elected officials but also to all those who are involved in the High Court – from the security team right up to the Justices themselves.  

Faith & Action has been faithful to bear witness of the Gospel of Christ and to reach out to ALL who work on Capitol Hill. Not only have we planted seeds, but we have been blessed to see the fruit of our labor time and again in the changed lives and hearts of those we have ministered to.

We rely on your faithful partnership with us, both in prayer and financial support, because it enables us to continue this important work that the Lord has graciously given us to do in Washington, D.C. To donate, please CLICK HERE or send your gift by mail to Faith & Action, 109 2nd St, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002. If it’s more convenient, you may also call (202-546-8329).

On Behalf of Your Faith & Action Missionary Team,

Mrs. Peggy Nienaber
Director of Operation

 

P.S. We ask that you join us in prayer for Associate Justice Gorsuch as he walks down this path of transition and we also ask that you lift up his family in prayer as they too adjust to their new home and all the challenges, blessings, and pressures that comprise the job of being a United States Supreme Court Justice.

Justice Neil Gorsuch Pledges Constitutional & Judicial Oath

On Friday, the Senate confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the 113th Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Today, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch took both the “constitutional oath” and the “judicial oath.” Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. administered the constitutional oath at the Supreme Court at 9:00 am. Justice Anthony Kennedy, whom Neil Gorsuch served as a law clerk, administered the judicial oath in a public ceremony at the White House at 11:00 am.

Please join us in our prayerful and supportive concern for all the Justices who bear an extraordinary responsibility and workload on behalf of the American people.