“It’s not going to be just politicians that are going to go in and change our country. It will be the church waking up and getting involved.”

Mark Riggins, a retired school teacher in Las Vegas who made a first-time run for public office in 2016, trying to land a seat in the Nevada Assembly will run again in 2018.

Mark is active in his church, Family Worship Christian Church, currently volunteering as a church ministry coordinator. He has attended two American Renewal Project events, one in Las Vegas and another in Los Angeles. He served as the county chair for Mike Huckabee 2016 (Huckabee dropped out before the Nevada caucuses) and attended the Las Vegas ARP event with him. 

“I’ve talked to a lot of people about the ARP — as well as the Issachar Training and their vision,” Riggins said. “The best thing about these events is that it gives you hope for the country because it’s not going to be just politicians that are going to go in and change our country. It will be the church waking up and getting involved.”

Riggins knows that churches and pastors feel pressure to forgo discussions that deal with moral issues that involve politics because the political side of an issue makes them fear reprisal — including the loss of tax-exempt status. 

“We brought it up and asked our people ‘How would that affect your giving if we weren’t tax deductible?’ Nobody seemed to think it would affect their giving to the church at all. And so we started asking: Which is more important? Are we going to do what God says or will we abrogate our duties just to get a tax deduction?”

Full Washington Times Story here:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/18/mark-riggs-and-the-potential-of-a-second-attempt/

SOURCE: Washington Times