How This Christian Political Nonprofit Is Turning the Tide in Razor-Thin Elections

by | Apr 24, 2020 | Blogs, The Strang Report

If you found out your child’s school was pushing radical liberal views on your child, what would you do? Sadly, many Christian parents might do nothing. But not Rick Scarborough. When he discovered his daughter’s school was pushing an LGBT agenda on the students, he spoke out and exposed it.

Because of his boldness, many were encouraged to speak up as well. Rick, a Christian political advocate and former Southern Baptist pastor, continues to empower and equip Christians to take a stand for biblical values in the political and social arenas through the Jonathan Project. Founded in 2016, the Jonathan Project comes alongside local churches to educate people about biblical principles in politics as well as get them registered to vote.

I recently spoke with Rick on my podcast about what the Jonathan Project is doing in churches to prepare for the upcoming election. Using advanced technology, the Jonathan Project has a program in place that provides churches everything they need to reach their community and train attendees. They even put field staff in those churches upon request. And this is all at no cost to the churches—no strings attached.

“The church can take our videos and the church can take our Bible study lessons, which we’ve prepared,” he says. “It’s a series of lessons that can be taught up to two months in length to educate their people about our national Christian heritage, about our founders … all in a package that is beautiful in terms of the way it’s set up, but it’s all free.”

A fascinating aspect about this program is that it can track if people who registered to vote actually ended up making it to the polls. They can’t see how they voted, but the fact that they voted is public knowledge, Rick says.

“The Jonathan Project has a proven track record in the states where they work of making a enough difference, that it turns the tide in many of these razor-thin elections,” he says.

Although the organization doesn’t turn any church away that asks for help, they do focus on churches with conservative theology. This is because, as Rick puts it, “If your theology is conservative, your actions will typically be conservative and God-honoring.” Rick knows some may call this partisan, but he doesn’t make any apologies. He’s seen this play out enough times to know that churches that tend to be more conservative theologically tend to vote more biblically.

One thing about the organization that tends to make people wonder, though, is the name. Why call it the Jonathan Project? Rick tells me that it’s named after Jonathan in the Bible who was a friend to King David of ancient Israel. The king in those days was considered God’s anointed one.

“We see the pastor, in essence, as the anointed one in a given church,” Rick says. “And so our ministry is about being a friend of the pastor, to help him in one area where perhaps he’s too busy to give the kind of attention that he would like. But if they turn us loose with the tools we offer, we befriend the pastor by teaching the people, No. 1, their responsibility, and No. 2, how to [vote]. We even go to the extent of actually putting authorized registrars in that church so that every unregistered member is registered by the time we finished that program in that church.”

As we approach one of the most significant elections of our time this year, I’m grateful for organizations like the Jonathan Project that are actively and practically equipping Christians to vote biblically. In my book, God, Trump and the 2020 Election, I talk about several things that could keep Trump from winning, but I must admit, I didn’t realize a pandemic would be one of them! But God knew COVID-19 would affect the world the way it has, and He has a plan.

That’s why I’m encouraging you not only to vote, but to also encourage your conservative friends and family members to do the same. Make sure you listen to my full interview with Rick. And to learn more about the Jonathan Project, visit jonathanproject.org.

Also, I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be a guest on the Jonathan Project National Pastor/Faith Leader Call on Thursday, May 7, at 4:00 pm EDT. We will discuss the importance of evangelicals voting in the 2020 national election. If you want to tune in to this special call, make sure to register beforehand by clicking here!

CHARISMA NEWSLETTERS

Stay up-to-date with current issues, Christian teachings, entertainment news, videos & more.

The latest breaking Christian news you need to know about as soon as it happens.

Prophetic messages from respected leaders & news of how God is moving throughout the world. 


MORE FROM CHARISMA

Spirit-Filled Pastor: Can I Ask God for Confirmation?

Spirit-Filled Pastor: Can I Ask God for Confirmation?

There are many incidents of God giving people a sign throughout the Bible. Although I believe God still does this, I also believe that we must be careful. Asking for a sign can be misleading if other factors are not taken into consideration. In Genesis, we find an...

Man Who Spent 23 Minutes in Hell: Are You Ready To Meet Jesus?

Man Who Spent 23 Minutes in Hell: Are You Ready To Meet Jesus?

The last words Jesus spoke to me in my 23 Minutes In Hell vision were, “Tell them I am coming very, very soon.” Then He repeated Himself and said again, “Tell them I am coming very, very soon.” The Bible is clear that Jesus is coming back to rapture His believers,...

The Best Way to Love Others and Yourself

The Best Way to Love Others and Yourself

I believe that other than the gospel regarding salvation through faith in Christ, learning to walk in love is the most important lesson in God’s Word. Jesus says that love is the most important commandment (Mark 12:28–31). The apostle Paul writes that love is the...

Prophecy: The Breach in Our Nation Will Be Repaired

Prophecy: The Breach in Our Nation Will Be Repaired

Praise be to Almighty God, righteous judge, holy of holies, the King of kings and the Lord of lords. The earth is His footstool, and to His kingdom there is no end! Breached Births The Spirit of the Lord says this day: “There has been a breach—breached births, My...

10 Reasons the Apostolic Movement Is Essential to Gospel Expansion

10 Reasons the Apostolic Movement Is Essential to Gospel Expansion

The global apostolic movement is the most significant expression of Christianity today. This is the view expressed by historian Philip Jenkins. He talks about the rapid expansion of the church in the global south, much of which is reminiscent of the first-century...

Experience a Better Kind of Love in Your Relationships

Experience a Better Kind of Love in Your Relationships

Do you have any relationship struggles? Perhaps you want to learn how to love, for real. Too often today, people search for a fairytale love and are disappointed when the fairytale fizzles, which it will. Michael Gibson, author of Real Life Love, challenges folks to...

The Power of Godly Words Over Another Life—and Yours

The Power of Godly Words Over Another Life—and Yours

Have the words that others have spoken over you ever significantly impacted you? Words can birth destinies on the inside of us and bring hope to our hearts for the future. They have the power to ignite our dreams and give life to our souls. At the same time, negative...

RECENT ARTICLES

How You Can Foil the Plot Against Your Life

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” Jesus warned us that we have an enemy, and he is a thief. He steals our joy, purpose,...
Activating Introverts in Evangelism

Activating Introverts in Evangelism

 Many believers mistakenly think that evangelism is only for charismatic, extroverted personality types. If they aren’t called to be evangelists, they shrink back from sharing the gospel with the lost entirely. The scriptural reality is that fivefold ministers, and...

Pin It on Pinterest

[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]