Current Events, Current Events, Leadership, Ministry Briefing, Staffing

How 7 Types of Evangelicals Affect Who Will be President

Here is just one of the stories highlighted in this week’s edition of Ministry Briefing. Tis the season for the presidential race and the world analyzing how groups of people might affect the outcome. According to, evangelicals are one of the largest pieces of the political pie who also vote early in the race. Although evangelicals may be lumped together based on faith, there are several variations on that theme ranging from both theological and generational differences:

…evangelicals rarely vote as a bloc, especially in the primaries. They disagree not only on the candidates but also on more basic principles like how active Christians should be in partisan politics.

Read the full article here

This is how the popular media views the evangelical voting bloc:
  • Old guard (Dobson, Hagee, Tony Perkins) – “Christian Nation”
  • Institutionals (Rick Warren, Russell Moore) – “Who Can Win?”
  • Entrepreneurials (Jerry Falwell, Jr.) – Don’t mind non-PC candidates
  • Arm’s Length (John Piper; Timothy Keller) – don’t mix religion & politics
  • Millennial Evangelists (Eric Teetsel, Johnnie Moore) – attuned to ‘religious pluralism”
  • Liberal Evangelicals (Jim Wallis, Jimmy Carter) – 13% of evangelicals are liberal
  • Cultural Evangelicals (don’t go to church or consider religion important) in name only
Why it’s important: you have ALL of these types in your church. And each one thinks they’re right. Find this story interesting?  It’s just one of dozens of stories great leaders are reading about this week in Ministry Briefing! All readers of my blog can get the next four issues of Ministry Briefing for just $1!
logo_ministry_c Save Time. Lead Better.  Ministry Briefing finds only the top news items, cultural trends, and resources that you need to know about each week… stories that will help you save time and lead better.

Save Time.

Who doesn’t want to be a better leader, right? But it takes time to develop and learn new leadership insights. And it takes an intelligent plan. Ministry Briefing puts everything you need to develop your leadership in your hands each month. You’ll find the top 40 resources nicely summarized and fully linked so that you can drill-down on your specific areas of interest.

Lead Better.

Great leaders learn from great leaders.  Each week, our editors read hundreds of church leadership resources (the great, the not-so-great, and the ‘really’?) and pick only the best of the best to share in Ministry Briefing.  You’ll learn great concepts and ideas from really sharp minds… things that will stretch and mold you into a better leader for your local church.

Our Commitment.

We’re not in the business of selling a bloated program or complicated process that guarantees (or suggests) that we’ll make you the next Andy Stanley. We don’t claim to be the best thing since sliced bread. We simply have a passion for the church and ministry and collecting the best resources we think can help you be a better church leader, one idea at a time. Great church leaders keep up on what’s happening in the big “C” church. We make it easy to keep your head out of the sand without wasting your time. Read this week’s full edition with your no-risk trial subscription now.