Christians in Public Service, Inc. - an inspirational, educational and relationship-driven non-partisan, 501(c)(3), non-political organization that exists to provide support, encouragement, inspiration, personal and professional leadership development for public servants who are Christ-followers. Better equipping us to serve with excellence, integrity and character as we represent the Kingdom of God by the way we lead, serve and govern in a new and unsettling reality.
Having served nearly a decade as a city councilwoman in Duncanville, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, and with years of experience in county and local government, our founder Dorothy Burton knew personally and understood broadly the pressures and sometimes devastating experiences of serving under the glare and in the fishbowl of public service. And for public servants of faith, the pressures of public service can be especially difficult.
As she began her fourth term in office, God led Dorothy to Dallas Theological Seminary and there the vision for an organization for public servants of faith materialized. By the leading of the Holy Spirit, she connected with Garland Mayor, Ronald E. Jones, Cedar Hill Mayor, Rob Franke, North Richland Hills Mayor, Oscar Trevino, former Texas Secretary of State David Dean, Parkland Health and Hospital System CEO, Dr. Ron Anderson, District Court employee Helen Roberts; and, Dr. Larry Mercer. Together, on March 20, 2013, they founded an organization that would become known as Christians in Public Service.
At our core is the Bible, yet we shy away from all things “religious.” We are not an issues-based, activist, political, religious group. We simply are a unique non-partisan, 501 (c)(3) non-denominational organization of Christians from across the political spectrum who share core values in public service and in life of truth, excellence, integrity, authenticity, stewardship, civility and respect for the dignity of all people.
We serve as a conduit for building relationships and learning as we support, inspire, educate and encourage those who serve, lead and govern. We make available opportunities for meetups and conversations on the most pressing issues of the day in a calm space where all feel welcome; and, we walk away perhaps not in agreement but better informed, having made new connections while gaining a better understanding of one another, issues and perspectives.
Our unique mission is to teach and train Christ-followers who serve, lead and govern how to apply biblical wisdom and truth to the myriad of problems and issues they face as they serve diverse cultures and communities.
Public servants who are inspired, encouraged and better equipped to serve, lead and govern authentically, with integrity as they apply biblical wisdom and truth to the myriad of problems inherent in today's diverse cultures and communities.
Our Core Values
- Respect for the dignity of all
Christians in Public Service, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, non-denominational, public servant leadership training and educational organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Funds are used strictly to support organizational operations.