For background on the ENGAGING THE SPHERES campaign, please review our earlier post: Engaging The Spheres: Overview.
Yesterday, we presented a way for the Family to be engaged through prayer and finance with our family in the work of fulfilling the Great Commission. Today, we want to share the vision for churches and businesses.
We are looking for five churches who will partner with us at $250 per month and 5 churches who will partner with us at $100 per month. These church partners can be congregations or small groups within congregations (life groups, cell groups, prayer groups, men’s groups, women’s groups, etc).
From a prayer perspective, we will provide regular updates (video and/or text) to keep you up-to-date on what we are doing, where we are, etc. Additionally, we will be conducting a tour around the US in the fall of 2013. During this tour, we will schedule to be with your church or group and share with you–in person–what God is doing around the globe.
Additionally, if you have (or are involved in) a group focused on praying for the nations, praying for missionaries, or studying Operation World, then we want to talk with you. We would love to provide you information from around the world with how you can be praying for the work going on.
We are looking for a group of business-people (like an FCCI group) who will commit to praying for us as a group in each of their meetings. We will provide you with regular updates and prayer needs. During our fall 2013 tour, we will schedule a time to be with you face-to-face and share with you how your prayers are impacting businesses and communities around the world for the Kingdom.
We believe that businesses are ordained by God to be lights within their community and beyond. We cannot achieve the commission of Christ to take the Gospel into all of the world without business. It’s critical both as a means to serve, and to support those who serve. All are called.
Part of the ministry that God has called us to is to support work in areas that pastors and traditional missionaries cannot get in. So, business people are going and establishing businesses. They are hiring people. They are running ethical, legal businesses for the purpose of profit. Yet, they are furthering the kingdom as they run their business. God has called us to come alongside these businesspeople and support them in prayer, counsel, and finance.
To that end, we are seeking three businesses who are willing to take 2% of the monthly gross profit from their business and use it to partner with us to achieve the objective to which God has called all of us.
How to say “Yes”
If your church or business is one of the ones that God is asking to join us, then here’s how you say “Yes.”
To commit to praying for our family email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make sure we add you to our prayer alert and will keep you up-to-date with our schedule.
To join us financially, then simply email us at email@example.com. If you are a church or church group, then please let us know the amount to which you are committing monthly. If you are a business, then give us a rough idea of how much you would be committing monthly.