CURRENT MINISTRY - Faith and Law Around the Globe (FLAG)
Our mission: Mobilizing Christ-centered Legal Professionals to Transform their World.
How can we reach the world? Influence the Influencers. Legal professionals are key leaders in our communities, government, and around the world. Not only do they represent us in court and handle business matters, they are heavily involved in setting policy. Just in the U.S. 113th Congress, there are 128 lawyers in the House and another 45 in the Senate. Many of our Presidents were lawyers. And, of course, Supreme Court justices are lawyers.
Many people are concerned about the direction our nation and the world is heading. What can we do about it? FLAG reaches out to lawyers, judges, paralegals, law professors, and students from around the world. We prepare them to have a greater impact for Christ in their spheres of influence. We help them explore how to strengthen their walk with God, integrate their faith and career, and equip them to reach others.
At our global and national conferences, we gather them from around the world for an invaluable time of spiritual growth and fellowship, provide training in evangelism, and examine current critical legal issues from a biblical viewpoint.
We also partner with other Cru ministries, and with Christian legal organizations such as Christian Legal Society.
For more information, please go to www.FLAGglobal.org
Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC) has been part of my life for a long time. I grew up in Centralia, WA, and attended a local church. But I was relying on going to church and being a good person to make myself right with God. My sister became a Christian through Campus Crusade in college. Later when I was in High School, my mother was dying of cancer. I became angry at God and asked many hard questions --- my sister had the answers due to her training with CCC. As a result, I trusted in Jesus as my Lord and Savior. When I went to the University of Washington I was active as a student in Campus Crusade. In 1978 I graduated from Law School and joined the Navy JAG corps, serving as a lawyer in the Philippines, Washington, D.C. and on board the USS HUNLEY in Scotland. I returned home to practice criminal defense and family law for 10 years.
In 1995 God led me to full-time Christian service. My law practice was frustrating. Trying to help people through criminal and family law was just putting "Band-Aids" on people's problems and not providing a real solution. I didn't know how to use my practice to help them spiritually as well as legally - or even know that such a thing was possible. So I quit my law practice and attended Multnomah Seminary in Portland, OR, and then Dallas Theological Seminary in Texas, graduating with a Master of Theology Degree in August 1999.
After seminary, I joined Campus Crusade staff, where I had a variety of assignments before joining the FLAG team.