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.
Ted and Anndra
Valory and David Hemphill
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
“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
“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
“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
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!