In October, we seen over 200 people give their lives to Jesus through our gathered environments and scattered servants. We wanted to remind you about some specific ways you can participate in the good works God has prepared in advance for us to do.
One of the best ways you can help is to continue to pray for us. We are inviting everyone to take 4 minutes each day to pray for four specific things. We are calling it #Pray4. So here are four areas you can pray4 in this current time:
#Pray4 WORKERS for harvest. Ask the Lord to send out workers (Matthew 9:37-38)
#Pray4 FAVOUR upon us. Ask the Lord to be gracious to us and bless us. (Psalm 67:1, 6-7)
#Pray4 NEW BELIEVERS. Ask the Lord that they would be rooted and established in love (Ephesians 3:16-19)
#Pray4 CCV LEADERS. Ask the Lord for wisdom for our leaders (James 1:5)
You can encourage others to pray by including the #Pray4 hashtag on tweets, instagram or Facebook.
Since February, we have given out more than 1500 New Believers Packs which includes a Bible, devotional and some other tools for these new believers to start their journey. Reaching and training lots of new believers is a little like having lots of new babies all at once. It’s expensive. It costs more time, energy and money than anyone expected. If you would consider donating specifically to this then you can do this through secure giving through our site by clicking here or you can contact the office if you would like to give by another means.
Personally Increase your reach.
In addition to preparing your heart, you want to prepare your story. Become skilled personally in leading people into life. We are not trying to get everyone who comes to faith to come to our church. We would love to get everyone in our church to lead people to faith. We have several environments where you can learn to become more effective in sharing faith with others.
Can we encourage you to personally increase your reach. Join God in bringing life to others. We are still clearly in a moment where our community is receptive to the good news of God through Jesus, let’s make the most of every opportunity.
Play your part at church and work.
Often those who come to faith do so during lunch break. Many of them then return back to work or school. These new believers are going back to work/schools having encountered God and (we hope/trust) as increasingly transformed people. God has already strategically positioned you in that environment. You are at their workplace or school and you are the models of what it is God is up to in the world, how he is recreating all things for His glory and bringing people to faith for the sake of the world.
So go ahead, play your part and let’s together explore how far the kingdom goes as we give it away.