Our gatherings are an opportunity for the Body of Christ to come together before our Father in heaven to intercede on behalf of our country and the upcoming elections. We are not gathering to alienate, agitate or offend. The overt public expression of political viewpoints should be avoided. That being said, we will lift up the name of Jesus and will not hesitate to proclaim His word and His values, though that may prove offensive to some.
Our guiding scripture in this matter is Romans 12:14-21:
Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men . . . if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink, for in doing so you will heap burning coals on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
The Covid situation changes from one day and one locality to the next. We therefore advise MYATP participants to comply with local, state and federal guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
Be respectful, deferential and Christ-like towards all!