Next step resources after the course

The After Party is honored to be part of a movement toward better Christian politics. We’ve curated a list of some of our favorite resources to help you go even deeper on the topic of faith & politics and encourage you to check out our recommended books, partner organizations, and media sources.

Christian Political Engagement
Ballot and the Bible: How Scripture Has Been Used and Abused in American Politics and Where We Go from Here by Kaitlyn Scheiss
Compassion (&) Conviction: The AND Campaign’s Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement by Justin Giboney, Michael Wear, and Chris Butler
Disarming Leviathan: Loving Your Christian Nationalist Neighbor by Caleb Campbell (forthcoming July 2, 2024)
Empowered Witness: Politics, Culture, and the Spiritual Mission of the Church by Alan D. Strange
For the Health of the Nation, by the National Association of Evangelicals, PDF Download
How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age by Jonathan Leeman
Living Undivided: Loving Courageously for Racial Healing and Justice by Chuck Mingo and Troy Jackson
Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America by Russell Moore
The Liturgy of Politics: Spiritual Formation for the Sake of Our Neighbor by Kaitlyn Scheiss
The Resilient Pastor by David Kinneman and Glenn Packiam
The Spirit of Our Politics: Spiritual Formation and the Renovation of Public Life by Michael Wear
Political Polarization: Social Science Research and Cultural Analysis
A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream by Yuval Levin
Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving through Deep Difference by John Inazu
Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation by David French
High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out by Amanda Ripley
Learning to Disagree: The Surprising Path to Navigating Differences with Empathy and Respect by John Inazu
Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt by Arthur C. Brooks
The Fractured Republic: Renewing America's Social Contract in the Age of Individualism by Yuval Levin
The Great Dechurching: Who’s Leaving, Why Are They Going, and What Will It Take to Bring Them Back? by Jim Davis, Michael Graham, and Ryan P. Burge
The Hidden Tribes of America Report by More in Common
The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: American Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism by Tim Alberta
The Perception Gap Report by More in Common
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
Undivided: The Quest for Racial Solidarity in an American Church by Hahrie Han (forthcoming September 24, 2024)


Grouped By Resource Type

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For Pastors

On Political FormationTypeDescription
J29 Cohort, hosted by American Values CoalitionPastor NetworkThe J29 Coalition is a network of theologically conservative pastors seeking to disciple the American Evangelical church in kingdom- shaped politics.
Thriving in Church Ministries Program, Ashland SeminaryPastor NetworkA ten-month, cohort-based hybrid program designed to equip pastors and ministry leaders to thrive in their personal and professional lives, for their sake and the sake of the congregations and communities in which they serve.

For Churches / Groups / Individuals

On Political FormationTypeDescription
Mending Division Academy, a project of American Values CoalitionVideo Based CoursesMending Division Academy exists to give Christians and churches hope that they are not alone and they are not powerless when it comes to confronting division with the goal of bringing healing, restoration, and union back to our churches and communities. They provide a set of courses for Church small groups or individuals who want to better understand the forces of division in America today and how to combat them. Use the code AFTERPARTY to receive a 50% discount on all of their courses.
For the Health of the Nation by the National Association of EvangelicalsVideo Based Course (available on RightNow media)In this eight-session series, Dr. Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, gathers a team of pastors and leaders to investigate what the Bible says about topics that dominate conversations in our culture: basic human rights, just peace, religious freedom, creation care, justice in issues of race and poverty, and prioritizing life and family.
Center for Christianity and Public LifeCivic Leaders Fellowship Program, Young Professionals Network, Summer High School Program, and an Annual ConferenceThe Center for Christianity and Public Life is a nonpartisan nonprofit civic organization with the mission to contend for the credibility of Christian resources in public life, for the good of the public. Their vision is for a healthier politics and public life which benefit from an integrated, coherent Christian public presence. In a frantic, anxious public square, CCPL advances a model of joyful confidence in Jesus, which opens up possibilities for a more gentle, just, and other- centered politics and culture.
Center for Public JusticePublic Policy Advocacy, College Programs, Research ResourcesThe Center for Public Justice is a nonpartisan, Christian think tank and civic education organization advancing public policies that support the flourishing of all. They are committed to developing public policy from a distinctly Christian perspective and encouraging Christian citizens toward a more hopeful and engaged vision of politics. They offer The Political Discipleship Guide for small groups.
AND CampaignEducational Resources and City ChaptersUNDIVIDED cultivates spaces of belonging to help people, congregations, and organizations get moving on their journey to racial healing and justice through multi week cohorts, workshops, coaching, and support for those seeking to advance racial justice in their communities.
ArrabonWorkshops and Training Services, Bible Study CoursesArrabon is a spiritual formation ministry that equips the American Church to actively and creatively pursue racial healing in their communities by offering a discipleship process that results in a new action. Arrabon’s workshop track equips leadership teams to demonstrate the transforming power of reconciliation, and their Bible study resources help communities develop shared knowledge and language for discussion that is formed by Scripture and geared toward helping churches become reconciling communities.
Resetting the TableWorkshops and Training ServicesResetting the Table (RTT) equips faith leaders with actionable tools and skills to navigate divisions with honesty, dignity, and grace. Drawing from mediation and facilitation expertise, RTT has developed a leading framework and toolkit to support faith-based organizations to discuss moral and political differences in ways that build stronger relationships and healthier communities. RTT offers rigorous facilitation training and communication skill-building workshops that enable community leaders and members to speak, listen and learn together on charged topics even in the face of significant disagreement, an experience one pastor described as “love-in-action.”
UndividedWorkshops and Training ServicesUNDIVIDED offers workshops, academically validated cohort programs, keynotes, and trainings that lead people toward awareness, through growth, and into action for racial justice in their communities and organizations.


On Political FormationDescription
The Flip SideThe Flip Side is on a mission to help bridge the gap between liberals and conservatives. They are a one-stop shop for smart, concise summaries of political analysis from both conservative and liberal media. Their goal is to become a news source for liberals, moderates, independents, conservatives, and even the apolitical.
Roca NewsRoca is building the go-to news community around nothing but the facts, because they believe their readers are smart enough to form their own opinions. Too often, news outlets favor negative, partisan, and alarmist news. They profit by pushing political narratives and raising blood pressures. The future of Roca is the future of news. They are tailor made to deliver insightful news that is enjoyable and balanced.
Denison ForumIn 2009, Jim Denison, PhD, and Jeff Byrd founded Denison Forum in Dallas, Texas, with three employees. Their goal was to encourage spiritual awakening while equipping believers to engage with the issues and news of the day. Jim Denison’s The Daily Article is distributed via email, social media, and podcast to hundreds of thousands of culture-changing Christians daily.
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