engage! is a non-partisan HCBC Community Impact ministry to encourage believers in Christ to engage! more in the civic arena; to intentionally educate, encourage and engage believers to take Christ into civic activities to serve our community, state and country. Our goal is to equip believers to become more informed citizens and voters, and possibly engage them to serve in a variety of roles such as boards, work groups or nonprofits.
What We’ve Been Working On…
- Voter Registration was conducted in February 2018 to encourage those to vote in the March 2018 primaries.
- Truth Project Classes, developed by Focus on the Family and taught on DVD by Del Tackett, were facilitated by engage! and held from October-November, 2017. Additional classes will be held in both Spring and Summer, 2018. “The Truth Project is designed to equip believers with a comprehensive biblical worldview, Practically and personally, participants were reintroduced to the truth claims of God. Discussion lessons detailed God’s design for living out the Christian worldview in daily life in all aspects of our culture-community, God & man, Family, Labor, State (government), and the Church.”
- In Spring 2017, a series of engage! classes met to discuss the 85th Texas State Legislature session. Watch the series of 4 class videos online at your convenience! Simply click on the class link below:
During the Fall of 2016, Pastor Tim challenged us in his “In God We Trust” sermon series, that as Christians we have a civic duty to vote and participate in local, state and federal government. In response, we created the Civic Engagement Class 101.
- Want to learn more about how all 3 levels of government effect your everyday life while learning how you can have your voice more effectively heard?
- Would you like to know about the opportunities that are available for you to possibly serve on civic boards and commissions?
- How would you like to hear from Christ followers that are currently serving in the civic arena to gain an “insider’s perspective?”
Watch the series of 5 classes online at your convenience! Simply click on the class link below and enter the password Civics.
What’s on the Horizon…
- engage! website will be launched in April 2018 for education, information and equipping believers in Christ to engage! in the civic arena.
- SAVE THE DATE! Quarterly Round tables to be launched in Spring, 2018 along with Q Ideas to empower believers in Christ to engage! with more compassion and insight into challenging cultural issues.
- SAVE THE DATE! A statewide conference is to be held in Fall 2018 in order to encourage the church and believers to engage! more in the civic arena. Stay tuned for more information regarding date, location and agenda with speaker list! Stay tuned for more information!
Equip! -the engage! quarterly newsletter
If you would like to subscribe to Equip!, please contact us at engage@HCBC.com .
This ministry offers the following types of volunteer opportunities:
- City Development
- Meeting Coordinators
- Prayer Warriors
- Social Media Developers
Specific volunteer need: Promote voter registration, lead discussion groups or Bible studies, participate in a prayer team for elected officials, join the resource development team for the engage! website, social media assistance.
Volunteer commitment: Varies, contact for details.
For more information or to volunteer, email HCBC ministry leaders Cush and Donna Chatham.
Related Ministries (connect via engage!):
Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce
Cedar Park Chaplains