Public Affairs Ministry

The Committee on Public Affairs is responsible to give voice on behalf of the Georgia Baptist Convention to its thought and position on public policy and social issues as approved in reports or resolutions by the Georgia Baptist Convention.

Public Affairs Representative

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Mike Griffin
Public Affairs Representative
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Since January 2014, Mike Griffin has served as the Public Affairs Representative for the Georgia Baptist Convention. His duties include lobbying at the state Capitol and speaking on moral and religious liberty issues around the state.

Mike served as a Southern Baptist pastor in the state of Georgia for over 35 years. Some of his previous background includes:

  • 2006 Republican candidate for Georgia State Representative, 29th District
  • President of Ten Commandments – Georgia, Inc.
  • Georgia Right to Life State Field Director

Committee on Public Affairs

The Committee on Public Affairs, composing of fifteen members, is responsible to give voice on behalf of the Georgia Baptist Convention to its thought and position on public policy and social issues as approved in reports or resolutions by the Georgia Baptist Convention.

  1. Act in the field of Public affairs wherever the interest go Georgia Baptists requires conferences or negotiation with the government of the United States, the State of Georgia, or other government bodies or agencies, with particular attention to religious liberty and church-state matters.
  2. To give voice on behalf of the Georgia Baptist Convention to its thought and position on public issues as approved in reports or resolutions by the Georgia Baptist Convention. The Committee on Public Affairs shall also articulate the thinking of the Convention on subjects of public policy and social issues upon which the Convention has declared itself.

Committee on Public Affairs
Georgia Baptist Mission Board
6405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097
Phone: 770-455-0404  /  Toll Free: 800-746-4422

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CURRENT ISSUES

ONGOING ISSUES


Religious Freedom

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Child Abuse

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Guns In Church

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Marijuana

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Same Sex Marriage

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Georgia Baptist Convention Disagrees with SCOTUS Rulings in Obergefell v. Hodges
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ERLC Partners with ADF in Creating Legal Resource for Churches Amidst Changing Marriage Culture
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention has partnered with Alliance Defending Freedom to create a legal guide for churches, schools and nonprofit organizations to use for their organizational structure in light of changes in the culture concerning marriage.
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GET INVOLVED

“They understood the times and they knew what to do.”   1 Chronicles 12:32


Our Authority To Get Involved:

A Constitutional Authority

  • The first three words of the Constitution: “We the People”
  • The three most basic rights in our Country: Life, Liberty, Property Rights (Pursuit of Happiness)
  • We are “Endowed by Our Creator”

A Biblical Authority

  • The first three words of ‘God’s Constitution’ is “If My People” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
  • Three God-given Institutions: The Church, The Home, The Government
  • Two Basic, Primary Responsibilities of Government: Protect Innocent Life, Punish Evildoers (Romans 13)

Georgia Baptist Convention’s Role at the Capitol

Observation, Education, Motivation, Activation

Georgia Baptist Convention’s Role In the State of Georgia

Locate: Pastors, Churches, Citizens
Educate: Biblical Worldview, Current Events/Trends, How to Become Involved
Motivate: The Gospel! The Constitution! The Love of Our Family!


Ways To Get Involved:

Make Your Voice Count

Attend Events on Cultural Issues

How to Contact Your Representatives

Election Information

Become an Intern at the Capital


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RESOURCES

Ethics and Public Affairs Reports


2019 Georgia Baptist Convention Resolutions

Approved at the 2019 Georgia Baptist Convention Annual Meeting


2018 Georgia Baptist Convention Resolutions

Approved at the 2018 Georgia Baptist Convention Annual Meeting


2016 Georgia Baptist Convention Resolutions

Approved at the 2016 Georgia Baptist Convention Annual Meeting

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