I find this post from a Christian Media Outlet to be very important. I particularly thought the following quote interesting.

Political candidates have proven they are able to motive their colleagues to strategize, work, and give to accomplish their goals more than the church has proven its ability to motive the saints of God to reach lost people and serve the living Christ.

It seems to me author is correct; developing and implementing public policy is easier then trying to convince 21st Century people to believe and follow a 1st Century world view that becomes more out of date every day.