May 28, 2010

Friday Church Plant Prayer Post for May 28

Here is this week's edition of the Church Plant Prayer Post. We are planning a time of prayer and worship for Sunday, June 6. This will be for those who have a concern for this church plant and the Huber Heights area. If you would like to be part of this event, please RSVP by emailing me here or by connecting on my Facebook Event page.

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Prayer Requests for May 28, 2010:
  1. June 6 Prayer and Worship. Please be praying that we can make some connection with people who have a desire to see a new church Huber Heights. We are looking forward to building relationships, worshiping, and praying.
  2. Outreaches. Over the next few months we are going to be reaching out to the people of Huber Heights with acts of kindness. We need God to use us to reach out to people, draw them in, and give us opportunities to reach out with God's love. Pray that God will supply the money and people necessary to run effective outreaches.
  3. Our first monthly service in September. Please be praying that we find a facility that is economical, centrally located, good parking, and enough room to handle our meeting. Please also be praying for people to attend. I am praying that God would give us an attendance of 30 people for our first monthly service.
Please be praying as we move forward. Interested in more information? Email me here

May 21, 2010

Friday Church Plant Prayer Post

Prayer is an important part of planting a church. Church planting is first and foremost a spiritual activity. We need the power of the Holy Spirit moving through our communities, preparing the way for God's message.

We are planning a time of prayer and worship for Sunday, June 6. This will be for those who have a concern for this church plant. It in no way obligates you to be part of the plant, it just demonstrates that you have a concern to see God's Kingdom advanced in Huber Heights. If you would like to be part of this event, please RSVP by emailing me here.

I also realize that I can't do it myself. I can't be the only one praying for this church, and those who want to pray for the church need to know some things to be praying for. So each Friday, I am going to post our top prayer requests for the upcoming week. I will try to keep the list concise and precise so that you can focus your prayers on the primary things. Though, I may not always know the things that need to be prayed for, so listen to the Holy Spirit as He directs and leads you to pray for us.

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Prayer Requests for May 21, 2010:

  1. Connections in the Community. We need to have some God ordained connections made with people who live in the area or want to be part of the new church plant. We are working toward our first monthly service in September and we would like to see 30 people in attendance.
  2. Outreaches. Over the next few months we are going to be reaching out to the people of Huber Heights with acts of kindness. We need God to use us to reach out to people, draw them in, and give us opportunities to reach out with God's love. Pray that God will supply the money and people necessary to run an effective outreach event.
  3. The development of a core/launch team. As we move forward we need people willing to sacrificially give of their time to establish this church. We need people to help with the outreaches, people to pray, and people to help with our monthly services.
Please be praying as we move forward. Interested in more information? Email me here

May 3, 2010

How You Can Help Plant a Church in Huber Heights

Starting a new church is an intense experience. You are starting something from scratch! There is a lot of prayer, hard work, planning, money, and time expended to get it off the ground.

And it can’t be done alone.

As I am praying and planning for the new church in Huber Heights, I realize that I need your help...

Prayer...This is an intensely spiritual experience. Spiritual warfare increases, money and people move to the forefront of your prayers, and faith is absolutely essential. This may sound like the “correct” spiritual thing to say, but I believe it is true. We need your prayers for God’s provision, His protection, and for His presence. We need people to become prayer warriors on our behalf.

Tell your friends in the area...Word of mouth is the biggest way people hear about things. It isn’t signage, marketing, web presence...it is one person telling another person. Creating buzz is important.

Volunteer to serve on an outreach event...Over the next few months we will be holding various outreach events in the Huber Heights area. We will need people to come alongside to help us man these outreaches. When no one is attending your church, there is no one to ask to help. We need volunteers.

Volunteer as a missionary...Maybe you feel a call to help with a church plant, but don’t want to stay forever. Many people make the decision to give, volunteer, and attend a new church for 1, 2, or 3 years of “missionary” service to help the church plant get off the ground. It is important to talk with the Church Planter so that he is aware of your intentions and then be willing to stick with your commitment.

Give financially...While we are not currently accepting contributions (that day will come I assure you!), we will need money to help us get off the ground. Everything your church owns cost them money at one time, and a church plant has nothing! Chairs, tables, paper, equipment, etc all cost money.

Make it your church...Maybe you feel God’s call to get involved with the church plant as your home church. You may live in the Huber Heights area, have roots in the area, or just feel a call to serve and reach the people in Huber Heights.

If you are interested in getting involved, you can contact me here.