Founded March 20, 2013 as a 501(c)(3), non-partisan, non-denominational organization.
Led by Dorothy Burton, Former Mayor Pro Tem and City Councilmember, City of Duncanville, TX, together with Ron J. Anderson, M.D., CEO, Parkland Health and Hospital System ; Oscar Trevino, Mayor, City of North Richland Hills; Ronald E. Jones, Mayor, City of Garland; Rob Franke, Mayor, City of Cedar Hill; Helen Roberts; David Dean, former Texas Secretary of State; and, Dr. Larry Mercer - Christians in Public Service, Inc. was founded to provide a faith-based forum to teach, encourage and inspire those who serve, lead and govern. And, to provide a safe space for networking without regard to political affiliations.
The Path Forward - Transformational Leadership
"... be transformed by the renewing of your mind ..." - Romans 12:2
On January 17, 2023, the Board of Directors voted to change the official name of Christians in Public Service to CIPS, Inc., approving a new logo; and a stronger brand - transformational leadership.
Christians in Public Service has evolved since its founding nearly a decade ago, to a nimbler, more mature, better positioned 21st century organization. Understanding clearly, the times we're in.
CIPS, Inc.’s mission, still firmly rooted in God's word, is to inspire transformational leadership to help those who serve, lead and govern optimize their skills and potential so they can more skillfully bring about transformative change within their spheres of influence.
While servant leadership is central to every Christ follower because Jesus was a servant leader, Jesus was also a transformational leader.
Transformational leadership leads to transformative change. Tangible change. Measurable and meaningful change. The kind of change so desperately needed today. Because truth, apart from the taint of politics, still matters. And in the end, will still stand.
Challenging status quo, while challenging ourselves and others to re-think long-held assumptions and think about things in different ways because neither our lives nor ways of serving, leading and how we relate to one another will return as they were pre-pandemic.
It will take the wisdom of scripture, boldness and intentionality to effectively lead and serve increasingly diverse communities in increasingly difficult and volatile political environments.
And this defines CIPS, Inc. and what we will enable and encourage others to be - wise, bold and intentional - transformational.
We will do this in safe spaces through various forms of dynamic training, courses and networking opportunities. We are apolitical and welcoming to all.
Recognizing mounting mental health pressures and stress on public servant leaders, we want to make available confidential professional mental health counseling and peer counseling.
We’re not here to judge but to help.
CIPS, Inc. – a transformed organization inspiring transformative change to meet the demands of the times we’re in.
Inspiring transformational leadership to inspire transformative change.
Transformational leaders inspiring transformative change within their spheres of influence.
Our Core Values
Published on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 @ 10:44 AM CDT