As you may have heard, the pastors of Candlewood firmly believe that God is leading us into securing a permanent location for our congregations in both Omaha and Lincoln. It is an exciting time causing us all to step out in faith as we attempt to continue doing what we’ve been doing now for decades: communicating the Good News of Jesus Christ, loving God and people, helping build strong families, helping people realize their full potential, and meeting the needs of our community.
The official campaign, Building Together, will kick off on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 during our regular services in both Omaha and Lincoln.
Before then, there’s something you could do that would really help.
In general, pray that God would write a miracle story as we enter this next chapter in Omaha and Lincoln. He is able! “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.“ – Ephesians 3:20.
In addition, you can pray for the work that is going on “behind the scenes” leading up to the campaign kick off. Our Building Together Campaign Committee includes groups of individuals helping with the preparation and implementation of the campaign. This includes Event Coordinators, Administrators, the Search Committee, the Media Team, etc. For this committee, please pray for clarity, vision, and clear communication. “Then the Lord said to me, ‘Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others.’” – Habakkuk 2:2
The Search Committee is made up of the people helping to identify the building/property we actually pursue. On this front, please pray that God would lead us to the appropriate location at the appropriate time. “ Look! He has placed the land in front of you. Go and occupy it as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has promised you. Don’t be afraid! Don’t be discouraged!” – Deuteronomy 1:21. Also, pray for favor with all authorities and decision makers for the respective properties. “The king’s heart is like a stream of water by the Lord; he guides it wherever he pleases.” – Proverbs 21:1.
The Media Team includes those helping prepare the digital and print materials that will be used in the Campaign. Please pray for insight, creativity, wisdom, and efficiency for our Media Team as they begin to prepare the campaign materials. “The Lord has filled Bezalel with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts.” – Exodus 35:31
With the work that is already beginning, and your help in prayer, we trust that God will accomplish a great work through Candlewood, specifically as we look to get a place to call our home. It’s our next step to reaching more people with God’s Good News of redemption, and we’re excited to have you join us.
Quick Reference Prayer List:
- Campaign – 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 show us “where and when” in accordance to His time
- Media Team – Inspiration and diligence to create the various materials needed