Inspiring the Church to engage Government for the advance of God’s Kingdom and the strengthening of Family.
The FAMiLY Leader wants to see a revived America that honors God and blesses people.
The little "i" reminds us that it's not about us.
We're going to let Him lead The FAMiLY Leader.
Who We Are
What We Stand For
We believe that human life is of inestimable worth and significance from conception to natural death. This reverence for the sanctity of life obligates us to actively support public policy that protects innocent life, including opposition to abortion, physician-assisted suicide, and euthanasia.
We believe that parents are entrusted by God with directing the upbringing and education of their children. We believe that parents from all socio-economic backgrounds should be able to choose the type of education, whether public or private, religious or home schooling, that reflects their values and the needs of their children.
Elections & Government
The FAMiLY Leader seeks to encourage the election of Christ-like leaders and promote righteous policy that honors God and blesses people. The FAMiLY Leader also equips voters and elected representatives to be a voice for biblical values in government.
Marriage and Sexuality
We believe human sexuality to be God’s gift to us, designed and intended for our good within the bond of a committed, lifelong marriage between a man and woman. We support public policy that benefits families and encourages individuals toward healthy, biblical marriages; and we oppose policy that encourages individuals to pursue alternate means of sexual expression or fulfillment, including, but not limited to fornication, pornography, prostitution, adultery, homosexuality, and transgenderism.
We believe every individual is responsible before God in matters of faith and conscience, and thus we affirm a God-given right to free exercise of religion, both for individuals and organizations. We support policy that ensures faith can be freely exercised and acted upon without fear of unjust government interference, not only within personal or church life, but also in the public sphere.
Where We Started
The FAMiLY Leader was birthed in 1996 as the Iowa Family Policy Center through Dr. James Dobson's vision of local organizations in each of America's 50 states advocating for righteous, God-honoring public policy.
Through the years, however, we learned that enacting righteous policy falls short if there aren't godly, righteous leaders in government. And further growth revealed that not even winning elections is enough to turn the tide of a culture in need of revival. Rediscovering Christ-like leadership and returning to the heart of God requires engagement from Christ's Body, the Church.
Since 2010, The FAMiLY Leader has been pioneering a new (and, technically, very old) approach to engaging government not from a policy-first perspective, and never from a partisan angle, but by coming alongside the Church in its gospel-first mission to transform lives and transform culture. The true power to change America lies in the Church becoming the salt and light Christ intended in the home, in the community, and in the government
Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field