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

Words from Our Volunteers

There is no doubt that our volunteer Scripture readers were impacted by this year’s 28th Annual U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon. We are still receiving many comments of just how meaningful it was for them to participate. Consider the following note we received from Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hankin:
 
“Reading God’s Word in the heart of our great nation’s capital was not just an experience, but a spiritual blessing for my wife and I that we cannot compare to any other in our walk with our Lord and Savior. Looking out over our beautiful Capitol, while reading the Bible, is a time we will both cherish for years to come. We are looking forward to next year!”
 
And then there is this wonderful comment from Becky Juett Miller, the author of God’s Lemonade Stand:

“I was so honored to be able to stand at the U.S. Capitol and let the word of God be proclaimed to those who passed. I sensed God’s presence and the Holy Spirit this entire day and at this event.”
 
Finally, we received this encouraging quote from a dear volunteer who, in the stillness of the yet dark wee hours of the morning, took his place at the podium to read Scripture. Willis McCloud told us:
 
“The experience of reading the Word at 2am under the stars, while standing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol was humbling. I felt like I was speaking to God on behalf of America.”
 
Isaiah 55:11 says, “So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”
 
God’s Word, in its entirety, was proclaimed 24 hours a day for 5 days in our nation’s capital during this year’s Bible Reading Marathon, and we know, according to God’s Word, that His purposes will be fulfilled through it!
 
Please help us in our continuing efforts to bear witness of God’s love and saving grace to all our national leaders. Your gift of $75, $150, $250, $500 or $1,000 will go a long way in ensuring that we continue to sponsor this wonderful program as well as others that bring God’s Word to Capitol Hill! You may donate here or mail in your gift to Faith and Action at 109 2nd St NE, Washington, DC 20002. Or you may call in your donation to Patty Bills, at (202-546-8329).
 
If you have not signed up to be a member of our Extended Missionary Team by making a monthly pledge we encourage you to consider doing so by CLICKING HERE.
 
On Behalf of Your Faith & Action Ministry Team,

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

Jerusalem Day on Capitol Hill

Yesterday in the Rayburn House Office Building, we celebrated Jerusalem Day on Capitol Hill. We joined with members of Congress, the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus, as well as Jewish & Christian leaders to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.

The Media Is Our Pulpit

“For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, ‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth’”—Acts 13:47

Can the Gospel be preached in Washington, D.C. and be heard around the world?

The answer is a resounding YES. As faithful volunteers, pastors, and congressional members joined us in the 2017 U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon to read the Word of God, little did they know that their reach would extend beyond Capitol Hill. Yet it did!  

Faith & Action was blessed to have media outlets cover the Bible Reading Marathon. Our friends from the Christian NewsWire, The Christian Post, Air One, Faithwire, BCN (Breaking Christian News), and CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) who streamed our closing ceremony LIVE, all covered the amazing story of God’s Word being read non-stop – 24 hours a day – for 5 days in front of the U.S. Capitol.  

How glad we are that people across our nation and world were able to read or see the Word of God being read thanks to the media that deemed it a worthy story to tell! That is why Faith & Action does the work that it does – because the Gospel is a worthy story to tell, and we creatively seek ways to share the Good News with all those we encounter in our nation’s capital.  

Please help us in our continuing efforts to bear witness of God’s love and saving grace to all our national leaders. Your gift of $75, $150, $250, $500 or $1,000 will go a long way in ensuring that we continue to sponsor this wonderful program as well as others that bring God’s Word to our nation’s capital! Simply donate by CLICKING HERE.   

 On Behalf of Your Faith & Action Ministry Team,

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

In the News:

 

“There Is No Greater Power Than the Word of God . . . “

There is no greater power than the Word of God . . . “
 
Imagine standing in front of the U.S. Capitol in the dead of night – the sounds of the busyness of the work day long passed and the silence of our nation’s seat of government surrounds you. With the exception of the security crews, Capitol Police, and late night owls walking in the distance, you feel seemingly alone, standing at a podium with a single reading light hovering over the pages of your worn Bible. It is then that your podium becomes a pulpit, and with those lingering around and God’s creation bearing witness, you pierce the silence and the solitude with the speaking of God’s Word.

That was the experience of one of our dear volunteers during the 2017 U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon. In the stillness of the dark wee hours of the morning, Willis McCloud took his place at the podium to read Scripture. McCloud told us, “The experience of reading the Word at 2:00 a.m. under the stars, while standing on the steps of the nation’s Capitol was humbling. I felt like I was speaking to God on behalf of America.”

Isaiah 55:11 says, “So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”

God’s Word, in its entirety, was proclaimed 24 hours a day for 5 days in our nation’s capital during this year’s Bible Reading Marathon, and we know, according to God’s Word, that His purposes will be fulfilled through it!
 
Thank you for your faithful support of the U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon and the ministry of Faith & Action.  
 
If you can help us with a gift of $75, $150, $250, $500 or $1,000 that will go a long way in ensuring that we continue to sponsor this wonderful program of bringing God’s Word to our nation’s capital! Simply donate by CLICKING HERE.   
 
Thank you for helping us spread the Word of God at the U.S. Capitol!

On Behalf of Your Faith & Action Ministry Team,

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