Building Together: Prayers for an Expanded Territory and a Greater Impact
Each day brings us closer to April 3rd, 2016, the official launch date of the Building Together campaign at Candlewood Church. The goal of the campaign is to raise the faith and the funds for Candlewood Church to be able to acquire a permanent location for both the Omaha and Lincoln congregations. But it’s really more about people, than it is a building.
Candlewood Church has always been about helping people: helping people experience a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; helping people to live enriched lives; helping to meet the real needs that people in our church and in our communities have.
And yet, Candlewood is reaching a point in its history that a building would help us make an even greater impact on people. That’s why we’re preparing for this month long campaign in April. And that’s why we need your support in prayer, leading up to the launch of the campaign.
We posted some of the Building Together prayer requests last month, and are now adding a few more items to the list. Please join us in praying the following, so that we can expand our territory for an even greater impact.
Candlewood has always been a church that has practiced great generosity. Pray that God would develop an even greater spirit of generosity, as we learn to be more like our Generous God. “For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.” – 2 Cor. 9:10
In addition, pray that God would give us the desire to please Him, whatever that looks like for each one of us. “ For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” – Phil. 2:13
It’s also our desire that we would have opportunities to refresh others. “The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.” – Pr. 11:25
This journey will take great faith, so please pray that God would increase our faith, as we learn to depend on Him for an expanded territory and a greater impact. “And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” – Heb. 11:6
Adding these prayers to the previous ones leaves us with the quick reference prayer guide below.
Building Together Prayer Guide
- Generosity – God would develop a spirit of generosity in Candlewood
- Pleasing God – God would give us the desire to do what pleases Him
- Refresh Others – God would grant us the opportunity to refresh others
- Faith – God would help us to exercise faith as we embark upon this journey
- A Miracle – God would write a miracle story for our locations in Omaha and Lincoln
- Building Together Campaign Committee – God would give help, wisdom, and clarity of vision for everyone involved
- Search Committee – God would lead us in the “where and when”
- Media Team – God would give inspiration and diligence to create the various materials needed
Please join us in these prayers- with your Small Groups, with your family, and on your own. We believe your prayers in these matters are vital to the success of the campaign, and in our efforts to help the people around us in Omaha, Lincoln, and beyond.