Prayer Partner Prayer Requests for November 2017

Pastoral Ministry – Paul Thompson

Thank you for all the prayers for me and my family of late. Sarah is thriving at Belmont … she’s found a great church to connect with, an on campus Christian organization to join, and is making great friends. All those are answers to our prayers. Mark seems to be doing pretty well right now, too. Our last couple of visits have been pleasant and incident free - a real answer to prayer. Pray for us for wisdom about the next stage for Mark. In our hearts, we really want to build/develop a group home here in Dothan for Mark and other young men like him. Pray with us about that, please! Alex is about to begin his final season of college basketball. He is hoping he will play well enough this year to get an opportunity to play professionally somewhere overseas next year. He’s still struggling with back issues, so we’d appreciate your prayers in that regard. And Daniel is planning for life past college - and all that entails. Pray that God would lead him to the right career path and give him wisdom as he moves forward. And pray for me as I plan messages and lessons for the rest of the year and for 2018. I want so much to be aligned with God’s Spirit in this. And pray for Cecilia as she juggles (well, I might add) all the challenges of parenting young adults from a distance. We’ve always said to other parents, “Little kids make little problems. Big kids make big problems.” Pray for us to be godly, grace-filled, and wise.

We love you all and thank you for loving us!

 

Executive Pastor – Charles Uptain

Thank you for praying for all of our mission trips in October. We hope to put a video together to celebrate how God used our teams last month.

Please pray for our big student event, War Games, November 17 and 18.

Please pray for our search for a Student Pastor.

 

Worship Pastor – Matthew Dorsey

God's power is what we need!

This past Sunday in our music ministry meeting we reviewed a few places in the scripture where a great display of God's power and music are found in conjunction with one another. In Acts 16 we find Paul and Silas beaten and in prison but still joyful, worshipping, praying and singing. God chooses that moment to show his power through an earthquake freeing his servants and saving the jailer and his family. Is there a correlation between their actions and God's display of power?  They were enduring suffering with rejoicing, they were giving testimony that he is better than freedom, health, and popularity. These guys were not easily dissuaded from worshipping Christ or testifying to His salvation. You could say they were intent on loving God and loving people. So, yes, there seems to be a correlation but did they or their actions merit this display of power? No, I don't think so. I would like to suggest that they positioned themselves for it by prayer, lifestyle worship and joyful obedience. For many reasons of which we are not privy God chose to display His power through the earthquake and the call of salvation to the jailer and his family. If we want to know God's power manifest among us we must position ourselves for it!  Please join me in adopting a similar posture as these men as well as praying for God's power to be known among us. Without God's power all we do will amount to nothing!

 

Discipleship Ministry – Dan Tankersley

Pray that God will cause us to increase and abound in love for one another (1 Thessalonians 3:12; 1 John 3:18). 

Pray for:

- Life Group Leaders

- Transformation of lives into Christ-likeness

- Increasing passion and focus on mission and multiplication 

- Increasing joy in the Lord and desire for personal holiness 

- A culture of discipleship to continue to take root at Calvary

- Lives to be impacted through FCA at Girard

- Lives to be impacted through Camp ROC 

- Wisdom and unity for church leadership

- Student Pastor search

- God-honoring stewardship of time, money, truth, spiritual gifts, skills, and the gospel!

 

Preschool Ministry – Joyce Alexander

Thank you, Calvary Family, for lifting up our petitions. We appreciate the prayers more than you will ever know. 

For Preschool Life Group—We are also in need of two adults to teach in a one year old class every other month as well as two additional adults to teach in another one year old class every month. 

Young families —For years I’ve asked you to pray for young families and babies.  I’m excited to say that we have had five babies born this week.  Please continue to pray for young families to come to Calvary and get plugged in