Evangelicals believe that government is a gift from God for the common good. Good governance creates the conditions in which human beings fulfill their responsibilities as God’s image bearers and as stewards of God’s creation. Government plays an important role in protecting life, preserving freedom, and creating an environment in which families, churches, businesses and other human institutions can thrive.

We are blessed to live in a country where ordinary citizens can influence the actions of our government at all levels. Our faith and our experience give us reason to be hopeful. We do not presume that political action will establish the kingdom of God. But we do believe that "people continue to be sufficiently blessed by God’s common grace that they can seek not only their own betterment, but also the welfare of others."

The NAE provides a forum where evangelicals can work together to preserve religious liberty, nurture families and children, protect the sanctity of human life, seek justice for the poor, promote human rights, work for peace, and care for God’s creation.

Christians do not always agree about the details of policy proposals or the best strategies for reform. But we seek to learn from one another — and indeed from those of other faiths and those with no faith — in a spirit of humility and civility. Wherever possible we seek common ground, while remaining true to our beliefs and convictions.

We invite you to join us as we work together for the health of our nation and world.