Why “The Paphos Paradigm”?  A paradigm is an example or pattern.   The significance of Paphos is what we read in Acts 13.  Paul’s first missionary journey took him, Barnabas and John Mark to Paphos, the capital of  Cyprus.  As they preached the good news of Jesus, the first named convert mentioned was a politician named Sergius Paulus, the proconsul or governor.

I serve as the state director for Maryland for Capitol Commission, which seeks to make disciples of Jesus Christ in the political arena in America’s 50 states and around the world.  The Paphos Paradigm is a great pattern to follow when seeking to minister to government leaders.  This blog will be about that mandate – often missing in the Church’s missiology.

The picture on the home page is the dome of the capitol building in Annapolis.  Right here in these halls of power, we are praying for opportunities to touch elected officials with the gospel just as Paul did in Paphos.

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