PRAY

 

"Pray peace to this house and God’s Peace & Blessing"  

Luke 10:5

 

“If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land” –

2 Chron 7:14

 

How?

 

Individually as the People of God

 

Pray peace and blessings over people Wherever You Go

Pray when you pass a house, enter the office, over phone calls

Pray for God to provide opportunities to get to know our neighbours

Corporately as Church

Pray through corporate and united prayer times with local churches – Adults from across the local churches praying Together

Children from across the churches praying Together

Youth from across the churches praying Together

Church Leaders praying Together

Church Prayer Intercessors from across the churches praying Together

Churches praying and walking around their local streets

GO

"Stay in that house eating and drinking"  

Luke 10:7

 

“I have been given all authority in Heaven and on earth

Go and make disciples, baptize them and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. I will be with you always” Matt 28:19-20

 

“When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power and authority and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem (your city) Judaea (London), Samaria (UK) and the rest of the world”  Act 1:8

 

This is to MAKE FELLOWSHIP & MAKE RELATIONSHIP  

How?

 

Individually as the People of God

We are all called to “Go”.

We are all called to mission in the marketplace and the World

We are called to work and impact in this World through the 7 Mountains of Prayer. 

1   Government

2   Education

3   Business

4   Media

5   Leisure

6   Family 

7   Religion

We are called to be individually involved in Local Mission

Local  ministries include Ministries to the Poor, such as Homelessness and local Night Shelters, Food shortage and Food Banks, Retail support and Business Chaplaincies

Corporately as the Church

The Local Church seeing local ministries as important to the call of “GOING”. The local Church supporting and hosting Ministries to the Poor

SERVE

 

"Heal the Sick"

Luke 10:9

 

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised"                       Luke 4:18

 

The Lord would say, “Come, you are blessed by my Father, take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you. I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you clothed me. I was sick and you looked after me”           

Matt 25:31-46

 

This is to MEET NEEDS

How?

Individually as the People of God

 

Pray for God to give you opportunities to meet the needs of your neighbours and work colleagues through acts of random kindness, such as gardening, shopping and simple tasks

Providing service in your workplace, your neighbourhood, your local community, your local Church ministries –(ie  Night Shelter, Business Chaplaincy, KidzKlub

 

 

Corporately as the Church

For churches to support and to get behind the local ministries, meet their needs & serve in these ministries to the community and the poor

TELL

"Tell them the Kingdom of God is near"  

Luke 10:9

 

"Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name. Your Kingdom come"

Matt 6:10

 

"But seek ye first the Kingdom of God & His righteousness and all things will be given to you"   

Matt 6:33

 

This is to WITNESS AND SHARE THE GOSPEL

How?

Individually as the People of God

 

We are to pray for opportunities to witness and bring people to Jesus

We are to practise telling our personal story of how we became Christians and to know how to bring someone to Christ when asked

Corporately as the Church

 

Is the Church of Today Relevant to the average person in the World?

 Sadly for many the Church is irrelevant & disconnected from the community. People are bored with the Church? Only relevance is Christenings, weddings & funerals. Disconnected and disinterested in the needs of the local needs of the community. Yes people are bored with the Church but People are not bored with Jesus. They are bored with its modern significance and operation. The Church needs to show God's love and compassion though local ministries and support to the poor. The church needs to radiate Jesus.  This is what God intended?

GIVE

"Faith without actions is dead"

Jam 2:14-5

 

"The wicked borrow and do not repay. The righteous give generously"

Psalm 37:21

 

"A generous man prospers. He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed"

Prov 12:25

How?

Individually as the People of God

Pray how we can give our spiritual and practical gifts to God –Where and When to use these gifts within the local church and within local church community ministries

How our finances can be given to the local church and local church ministries?

Corporately as the Church

 

Pray the following:

How our church buildings can be used & shared for God’s work in the local community?

How the churches congregations can meet local needs?

How the churches finances can be used for local mission? 

How the churches can support local church community ministries?

How the churches can give to international mission?