WE BUILD UP
WE NEED TO | Isaiah 43:19
GOD HAS A PLAN | Jeremiah 29:11
three ways to live them out!
#1 Prayer and fasting
GOD DOESN'T CHANGE: God is unchanging and we can lean upon Him always. He promises when we approach Him in prayer He hears us.
Pray for the church
WHAT TO PRAY: Using Psalms or any Scripture to pray for the church is a powerful tool that unleashes God's Unchanging Spirit among His people and holds the enemy at bay.
Here are some Psalms to get you started in your prayer life for the church: Psalm 17, 35, 91, 101.
HOW TO PRAY: Here are some ways to add some punch to your prayers.
Set a Time: Pick a day and time and commit to it
Prayer Walks: Walk the perimeter or the halls
Pray During Worship Services: Choose a worship service and pray during service. You can use this format as a guide for your prayers:
- Pray God is magnified
- Pray that we are all sensitive to God's presence
- Pray for those directing worship and its elements
- Pray God's people come ready to worship
- Pray God's word is revealed through music and proclamation
Each Monday you are invited to join Pastor Rob and others in fasting for the church. How you fast is between you and God. The web is full of wonderful concepts for fasting and it can be anything from food to digital devices. Be creative and find what God is leading you to sacrifice.
The aim: WE BUILD UP
#2 Take Every Thought Captive
Our language, our attitudes, and our actions are often controlled by our own tongue. Be focused on Building Up!
The aim: WE BUILD UP (ourselves and others)
#3 Focus on the good
GOD HAS A PLAN: Look at where God is at work in the church, your community, or your family and join Him! We can narrow on the negative and this distracts and depresses. Focus on the good and join the fun!
Kids Hope, Project Manuelito, Grant County Rescue Mission, Back to School Bash, Bingo, Meal Ministry, Prayer Ministry, Branch Out, Student Ministries, Children's Ministries, Choir, Praise Team, Suite Living Ministry, Habitat for Humanity, Preschool, Missionary Support, the list goes on...
Find what passion God has given you: kids, youth, families, finances...
And find how God has gifted you. Join your passion and your gifts to have an impact for the good.
WE BUILD UP by joining in God's plan!
- God doesn't change - so lean upon Him in prayer and fasting.
- We need to change - so grow in the Spirit not in self.
- God is at work - so join Him in ministry.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NRSV)
11 Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.
The aim: WE BUILD UP