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Dear Church Family,

I am grateful that we are entering our new capital stewardship campaign – “Our Journey”. With the success of this capital stewardship campaign, our ministries will grow, our congregation and the community will be blessed, and God will be glorified.

Our Campaign’s prevailing theme is “Not Equal in Giving, But Equal in Sacrifice.” This theme challenges us to do the extraordinary, to give “over and above” sacrificially for the next three years. The theme reminds us that we can all have an equal part in the Lord’s work.

Our Journey provides all of us the opportunity to know in a fresh way the blessings which come through giving. Jesus said, “Give, and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over … ” (Luke 6:38)

I earnestly believe that we, the people of The Church Without Walls, are ready for the great challenge which this capital stewardship campaign offers. Let us each enter into this great effort prayerfully and enthusiastically.

Love,

OUR JOURNEY

Ted and Anndra

Bruce Liscomb 

Birdie

Valory and David Hemphill 

Zamya

Chaka Matthew

Jay Matthew

Xante 

Dena

 

The Phillips

 

The Prayer Principles of The Church Without Walls

PERSISTENCE IN PRAYER…

We practice the Power of Prayer,
The purpose of Prayer, and
The Privilege of Prayer.
History has recorded that:
The Power of Prayer has opened the Red Sea,
Closed the mouths of lions,
Quenched flames and set captives free.
The Purpose of Prayer is that:
God’s desires may be demonstrated on earth.
That when we pray God’s will shall be done.
The Privilege of Prayer:
Jesus says to ask and it shall be given,
Seek and we shall find, knock and
The door will be opened.
Remember when we pray,
Prayers go up to heaven in Worship,
Out in the world in work and
Down to Hell in warfare.

INTERCESSORY PRAYER

Pray for:
Pastor West and Family
The Pastoral Staff
Church Administration
Church Ministers
Ministry Leaders
Our Capital Stewardship Campaign
The Revitalization of:
Unity within the church family
Generosity within the church family (good stewardship)
Faithfulness within the church family
Prayerfulness within the church family
Peace, love, and wisdom
The needs of the community:
The unsaved
The unchurched
The sick and homebound persons
The homeless, poor, and oppressed

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Prayer Vigil

Please join us for the Our Journey Fasting and Prayer Vigil. We will begin Sunday, June 7th with a Fast each day from twelve midnight to twelve noon and conclude on Saturday, June 13th as our congregation will come together in prayer for an online Prayer Vigil. We will live stream each hour at 8am, 9am, 10am, and 11am. During this week, please visit our website for a scripture to encourage you each day. 

Note: Please do not abstain from food if you need to eat during these hours for medical reasons.

DAY 1 – JUNE 7TH
PASTOR WEST & HIS FAMILY

“The elder who direct affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.”

1 Timothy 5:17 (NIV)

Eternal God, our Father, we thank you for our Pastor, Ralph Douglas West, who is the shepherd of our flock, a preacher, a teacher, and a visionary. What a gift to the body of Christ and we thank you for him and his family and ask your continued blessings upon them. Continue to lead him and continue to help us to follow him. Continue to guide him and enable us to support him. Continue to keep him in your care. Amen!

DAY 2 – JUNE 8TH
SPIRITUAL GROWTH

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen”

2 Peter 3:18 (NIV)

Heavenly Father, our desire is to love you with our whole heart. Our desire is to follow you. Our desire is to be an instrument for you! In or­der for us to love, follow, and be used by you, we must avail ourselves to grow in you. Lord, help us to put away the things that keep us from moving in your direction and concentrate on you. Amen!

DAY 3 – JUNE 9TH
OBEYING THE WILL OF GOD

“The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.”

1 John 2:17 (NIV)

Merciful God, give us the desire to do your will in our lives by obeying your Word. For your Word is “a lamp unto our feet and a light for our path”. Grant us understanding to know things that are seen are tempo­rary and things that are unseen are eternal. Transform us by renewing our minds so we can discern what is good, perfect, and acceptable in your sight. Allow us, by your grace and mercy, to do our Master’s will, in Jesus name. Amen!

DAY 4 – JUNE 10TH
FORGIVENESS

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

Colossians 3:13 (NIV)

Father, teach us to forgive each other as you have forgiven us. Allow us to let go and allow you to enter our hearts to move beyond what we are feeling and recognize that we can forgive because of your grace and your mercy, in Jesus name. Amen!

DAY 5 – JUNE 11TH
FINANCES

“But since you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you – see that you also excel in this grace of giving.”

2 Corinthians 8:7 (NIV)

Lord, we come now asking your blessing upon our finances. Father, bless your people who are in difficult situations. And, Lord, encourage those whom you have blessed with resources to give as you have instructed in your Word about giving. Rekindle in us a spirit of giving. Bless now we pray. Amen!

DAY 6 – JUNE 12TH
HEALING

Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.

Isaiah 58:8 (NIV)

Father God, you have promised that if we would humble ourselves and pray that you would forgive our sins and heal our land. In the Name of Jesus we humbly ask today that you will heal us; mind, body, soul. We pray for healing in our land, in our homes, our families and church. May healing quickly appear as Your righteousness goes before us. We thank you that Your Glory is our rear guard. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen!

Important Dates to Remember

Prayer Vigil & Fasting

June 7th – 14th 

30-Day Devotionals

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Our Journey?

This is the title of our three-year capital stewardship campaign.  The campaign was launched on August 4, 2019. The foundation of “Our Journey” capital stewardship campaign is centered on prayer and spiritual growth for our congregation.  We encourage you to reflect on your journey and to share it with other members.  It is a 3 year journey designed to increase ministry awareness and to raise funds to liquidate the existing mortgage on our facility.

What is the financial Goal?

The three year financial goal is $14,000,000.

How much should I pledge?

There is no simple answer or formula of how much to pledge. We encourage you to prayerfully seek God about your pledge amount and respond accordingly. The theme of Our Journey is “Not Equal in Giving but Equal in Sacrifice.” Everyone in our church family doesn’t have the ability to give the same amount. God wants all of us to make a genuine sacrifice for Him, which will be different for all of us. If my gift is not a sacrifice, then it doesn’t require any faith.

“I will not sacrifice to the Lord an offering that cost me nothing.”  2 Samuel 24:24

Can I make a pledge to the campaign after Commitment Sunday?

Yes. It is a three-year capital stewardship campaign.  You can make a weekly, monthly, or annual pledge.

Is my commitment to Our Journey in addition to my tithes and offerings?

Yes. Your three year commitment to Our Journey is a sacrificial gift over and above your tithes and offering. Our Journey funds will be used to retire our mortgage debt.  Funds that are currently used for mortgage will be used for spiritual growth, ministry expansion and fulfilling The Church Without Walls mission statement of bringing men and women who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in to fellowship with Him and into responsible church membership through : Equipping Believers, Enriching Persons, Evangelizing People, and Edifying Missions.

How can I make a pledge after Commitment Sunday?

Visit ourjourney.churchwithoutwalls.org and click on Make a Pledge to submit online or to print a pledge card. You can place the completed pledge card in the offertory tray during Sunday Worship or Bible Study. 

How often should I pay on my pledge?

You are encouraged to make either a weekly, monthly or annual contribution. 

Can I make a one-time cash gift up front?

Absolutely! We are encouraging every family in our congregation to make a commitment to Our Journey.  Any pledge amount, no matter how big or small, is greatly appreciated.  We need every family to participate so that we can reach our goal of $14,000,000.

Can I set up for recurring payments?

Yes. If you have an online giving account, you can set up a recurring gift using the fund Our Journey through your online account.  If you do not have an online account or if you have any questions on setting up a recurring gift, please email Kristi Pierson at Kpierson@churchwithoutwalls.org or contact Kristi at 281-649-6800 ext. 1923.

When can I make my first donation toward my pledge?

First Fruit Offering is Sunday, November 17, 2019.