Initiating contact with an Official

Step One:

Initiating contact in person:

The ideal is to do this in person wherever possible, for example over coffee. If you do it that way you can print out and hand them in your meeting.

To start the conversation via Email or Mail:

You can do this via email or snail mail if you do not have a personal email for them. The least effective way is through an email to the official’s office. However, in many cases, this is where is we must begin.

First: Adapt and personalize this generic message Intro text for email or letter .

Include in your email or letter this article.  “How Do You Wish to Be Remembered as a Leader”

Step Two:

Follow news on the person, pray for that individual regularly. Try to understand that individual as best you can so that you can address needs you may perceive.

Step Three:

At regular intervals, go to centreforstatecraft.org, pray over whether one of the essays in the Reflection section may be appropriate to send, download, insert together with cover comments into an email, personalize as much as possible, and send.

Step Four:

At an appropriate interval, as led, repeat.

Note: With a little more effort, one can do a higher quality job by letter, employing stationary, linen envelopes, looking a little more dignified. I tend to go with the simplest approach that works. Email is very personal when they engage you. Even better if you can also do all of this in person.

Reflections on Statesmanship

A series of essays

  • The Statesman Learns to Cry Out to God August 23, 2021
    The Statesman Learns to Cry Out to God The Statesman is first and foremost a leader drawn out of the community to serve the people in achieving the well-being our Creator designed for the people. The Statesman, remembering who he or she is, then identifies with those he or she is called to serve. Hence, what ...
  • The Continuous Awakening That Must Sustain the Statesman August 23, 2021
    The Continuous Awakening That Must Sustain the Statesman Regardless of the specific role we are called upon to play in our nations, whether in Government, Religious Institution or Family, we are called upon to be a manifestation of our Creator – our Heavenly Father. His intent is to live through us as His instruments to bring ...
  • The Statesman and National Obedience to Our Creator June 1, 2021
    The Statesman and National Obedience to Our Creator The foundational truth is that there is one God who created the universe, every person within it, and every nation, that He is moral and He intends to bestow His love on humanity. Since God revealed Himself to mankind, we as a human race have been asking “What ...
  • The Role of the Religious Institution in National Obedience June 1, 2021
    The Role of the Religious Institution in National Obedience to Our Creator and Implications for the Statesman We are addressing the issue “How could a nation experience God’s blessings promised to the nation that is obedient to Him?” God has promised: Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people (Proverbs 14:34). We recognize that ...
  • The Role of the Family in National Obedience June 1, 2021
    The Role of the Family in National Obedience to Our Creator, and Implications for the Statesman We have been addressing the issue “How could a nation experience God’s blessing promised to the nation that is obedient to Him?” God has promised: Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people (Proverbs 14:34). We recognize that ...
  • The Miracle of Easter as It Applies to the Life of the Statesman March 22, 2021
    The Miracle of Easter as It Applies to the Life of the Statesman     As we approach Easter, we are about to celebrate the greatest miracle ever. I will understand if you wish to argue that the greatest miracle was that the God of the universe entered human history as a baby born of a virgin. However, ...
  • The Citizenship of the Statesman February 22, 2021
    The Citizenship of the Statesman Returning to the foundational truth: God is King of all the earth. God reigns over the nations; God is seated on His holy throne (Psalms 47:7-8). There is a special benefit for the Statesman that results from faith in the One who designed the system in which they serve. Therefore, it is beneficial ...
  • The Statesman Embraces the Partnership with Civil Society February 1, 2021
    The Statesman Embraces the Partnership with Civil Society     The person who first introduced me to the challenge of development 45 years ago was at the time a student from Bhutan. He described how the King would travel to a village to meet with the elders to discuss what projects where needed. Then, the King would provide ...
  • The Statesman Considers Our Creator’s Hand upon the Nation January 11, 2021
    The Statesman Considers Our Creator’s Hand upon the Nation   God made an astounding promise to Abraham, the father of ancient Israel: all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you (Genesis 12:3). This promise is repeated numerous times. Let us seek to understand what it was that made this promise applicable to other nations: Abraham is to become a great ...
  • The Role of the Statesman in the Midst of National Crisis December 14, 2020
    The Role of the Statesman in the Midst of National Crisis The Statesman must help the people answer the question “Where is God in the Midst of National Uncertainty or Crisis?” Not only must the Statesman be able to answer this question for the people, but the Statesman must be able to answer this for his ...

Books

Leadership For Nation Building

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John Adams, one of the founders of the American democratic experiment, said:

Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts contained! Every member would be obliged in conscience to temperance, frugality and industry; to justice, kindness and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love and reverence towards Almighty God”

This book examines the truth and argues for its application in the governing process.

Challenge to Govern as a Statesman

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How do you want to be remembered as a leader? As a Politician or a Statesman? Exploring the difference between a politician and a statesman, this book helps identify what people are looking for in a leader, and then, considers with those governing how to be such leaders, and as leaders to facilitate cooperation between governed and the governors. James Freeman Clarke said:

“A politician thinks of the next election, a statesman of the next generation. A politician looks for the success of his party; a statesman for that of his country. The statesman wishes to steer, while the politician is satisfied to drift.

James Freeman Clarke, “Wanted, a Statesman!”, Edward Everett Hale, editor, Old and New Magazine, Vol. 2, Dec. 1870, p. 644.

Decision-Making in Government

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This book, recognizing the discretionary power of the decision maker and the challenges they face; in lack of training and understanding of governance, its purposes and goals.

Dr. Allen provides a foundation for understanding and making decisions in government, and then applies these principles in several practical areas. Two filters for making decisions are developed, summarized and applied to practical issues.

(Please NOTE: If a Head of Government should decide to lead his/her Cabinet in working through this material, we would be happy to provide printed copies of this workbook without charge.)

Построение демократическ общества

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Это собрание выступлений высказывал во время неофициальных собраний дипломатов, постоянно работающих при ООН, и посещавших эту организацию членов правительств входящих в её состав государств. Мною двигало убеждение в том, что существует Бог, который с любовью создал каждого отдельного человека по Своему собственному проекту.

Liderazgo Para Forjar Naciones

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¿Cómo quiere ser recordado como líder? ¿Como político o estadista? Al explorar la diferencia entre un político y un estadista, este libro ayuda a identificar lo que la gente busca en un líder, luego, con aquellos en el gobierno, cómo ser tales líderes y como líderes para facilitar la cooperación entre los gobernados y los gobernantes.

Ndertimi I Shqipersise Demokratike

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Si doni të mbaheni mend si udhëheqës? Si politikan apo burrë shteti? Duke eksploruar ndryshimin midis një politikani dhe një burri shteti, ky libër ndihmon në identifikimin e asaj që njerëzit kërkojnë tek një udhëheqës, pastaj, me ata në qeveri, si të jenë udhëheqës të tillë dhe si udhëheqës për të lehtësuar bashkëpunimin midis të qeverisurve dhe guvernatorëve.

 

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