This coming Sunday, June 8, Fellowship Church (Glen Mills, PA) is going to be joining with 1300 churches and over 760,000 people in a unique and historic event. Churches from all over the globe will be doing a new series together, called “One Prayer”.
The theme of this series is:
“If God would answer ‘one prayer’ for the church at large, what would you pray?”
Pastor John is going to start us off with his message “God, make us different” as Live Different has been the theme for our church this year. The following 4 weeks we get to hear some outstanding pastors from different churches across the country via video. Fellowship will be hearing:
- Craig Groeshel (LifeChurch.tv in Edmund, OK)
- Wayne Cordeiro (New Hope Christian Fellowship, in Honolulu HI)
- Ed Young (Fellowship Church in Grapevine, TX)
- Perry Nobe (New Spring Church in Anderson, SC)
It is so amazing to realize that so many churches are all joining together ‘to be one’ in the month of June! Imagine, 1300 churches all doing the same series at the same time for the same purpose! Beyond just the message series, these churches will have opportunity to all contribute to a missions project to help plant 500 new churches in Cambodia, China, India and the Sudan. If you are not familiar already with the concept behind the series, watch below or here.
In addition to partcipating on Sundays, the One Prayer web site has a blog where you can join the conversation (here is the RSS feed if you want to subscribe in a reader).
The significance of this event really struck me when looking at it in reference to Jesus’ prayer in John 17:20-24:
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” (NIV)
WOW! This year has been a big one for me in hearing God’s calling about my life and the passion He has put inside me. I know that helping the church realize and achive things like this with the aide of technology is what I was made for. I was created to serve Jesus with the gifts He gave me for this purpose. I am very excited to be taking part in this historic event and to be serving the church at this point in history and standing on the threshhold of something incredible.
I am looking forward to see God elevate how we reach our communities with the name of Jesus! I am desperate to be a part of it!