Saturday April 16 – Core Value of Community
As we celebrate our 10th year as a church, we would like to ask you to join us praying for the next ten years. We have prepared a 10 day prayer experience that will involve all of us in praying over our core values and vision as a church. Today we would like you to pray over our Core Value of Community.
*Community – A place that makes everyone feel welcome.
*Scripture – Acts 2:42-47
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
(Acts 2:42-47 ESV)
▸ Praise God that when He saves us He did not leave us alone, rather, God has given us a community of faith for support, love, and accountability. Rejoice and give thanks for ten years of growing closer to Christ and closer to each other as a church.
▸ Pray for our Community Groups as they give our people a place to do faith, life, and mission together, and pray for our C-Group leaders. Pray for Todd Renken as well as he oversees this area of ministry for Genesis.
▸ Ask God to keep us aware of the ways we become “churchy” or cold toward outsiders. Pray that any person, no matter their background, faith heritage, or sin struggle will feel welcome and loved at Genesis.
▸ Pray that we as a church would continue to know that the Gospel is offensive and not be afraid of that offense, but that we would also work to remove every barrier up to the Gospel so people would not be offended or rejected by something other than the Gospel.